In addition to an industry-first color-infused back glass with a gorgeous, textured matte surface and a new curved edge on the aluminum shell, Apple unveiled the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus. Both variants come equipped with the Dynamic Island and a cutting-edge camera system that enables users to capture wonderful images of ordinary events in their life. Super-high-resolution photographs are made possible by a potent 48MP main camera, and a new 2x telephoto option provides users with a total of three optical zoom levels, which is equivalent to having a third camera.

The next-generation of portraiture, made possible by the iPhone 15 series, makes it simpler to take photos with excellent quality and low-light performance. Roadside Assistance via satellite can link consumers to AAA if they experience automotive difficulties while off the grid by building on Apple’s ground-breaking satellite infrastructure. The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are a significant improvement over previous models thanks to the A16 Bionic processor, a USB-C port, Precision Finding for Find My Friends, and market-leading durability features.

Pink, yellow, green, blue, and black are just a few of the five gorgeous new color options for the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus. Pre-orders open on Friday, September 15, and the product will be available starting on Friday, September 22.

According to Kaiann Drance, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide iPhone Product Marketing, “iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus represent a huge leap forward with exciting camera innovations that inspire creativity, the intuitive Dynamic Island, and the A16 Bionic chip for proven powerful performance.” Also this year, “We’re pushing the power of computational photography to new levels with a 48MP Main camera featuring a new 24MP default for super-high-resolution photos, a new 2x Telephoto option, and next-generation portraits.”

A Stunning and Robust Design with a Cutting-Edge Display

The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus, which come in 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch display sizes1, include the Dynamic Island, a novel way to interact with vital alerts and Live Activities. Users can effortlessly control music with the elegant interface, view the next location in Maps, and get real-time information on food delivery, ride sharing, sports scores, vacation plans, and other things thanks to third-party app integrations. The Super Retina XDR display is excellent for streaming Apple Fitness+ exercises, playing games, and watching video. HDR images and movies now seem better than ever thanks to the peak HDR brightness of up to 1600 nits. Peak outdoor brightness in sunny conditions can reach up to 2000 nits, which is twice as bright as the previous generation.

Both versions have a stylish new appearance that is long-lasting. The back glass of the phone features five lovely colors for the first time in a smartphone. Before being polished with nanocrystalline particles and etched to produce an opulent, textured matte finish, the back glass is strengthened using an improved dual-ion exchange procedure. Users will find the aerospace-grade aluminum enclosure’s newly curved edge to be even more comfortable in their hands, and the Ceramic Shield front cover will continue to be more durable than any other smartphone glass. The iPhone outlasts all other smartphones in terms of durability thanks to its industry-leading durability features and water- and dust-resistant design. Additionally, the interior layout offers powerful, long-lasting performance while enhancing the simplicity and affordability of maintenance.

iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus introduce a new contoured edge and durable, color-infused back glass.
iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus introduce a new contoured edge and durable, color-infused back glass.

A Strong Camera to Record Every Moment in Extremely High Resolution

Users can record commonplace moments and priceless memories with the help of the sophisticated camera technology on the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus. A 48MP main camera with a quad-pixel sensor and 100% Focus Pixels for quick autofocus captures fine details in sharp shots and movies. The Main camera uses computational photography to provide consumers a new 24MP super-high-resolution option that offers amazing image quality at a manageable file size that is perfect for sharing and saving. For the first time on an iPhone dual-camera system, a second 2x Telephoto option offers consumers three optical-quality zoom levels — 0.5x, 1x, and 2x — by cleverly fusing hardware and software.

With next-generation portraits, it’s even easier to get stunning portraits of friends, family, and pets — with zero shutter lag.
With next-generation portraits, it’s even easier to get stunning portraits of friends, family, and pets — with zero shutter lag.

The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus’s newest portraits have clearer detail, more vibrant colors, and better low-light performance. Users can now capture portrait photos without first switching to Portrait mode. iPhone automatically records depth information when a person, dog, or cat is in the frame or when the user taps to concentrate, allowing them to later create amazing photographs in the Photos app on their iPhone, iPad, or Mac. Users can also change the focal point after the photo has been taken for more artistic freedom.

With changes to Night mode, including clearer details and more vibrant colors, shooting at night becomes better. New Smart HDR captures subjects and the background with more lifelike renderings of skin tones when lighting is bright or unbalanced. It also ensures that images have brighter highlights, richer midtones, and deeper shadows when viewed in the images app. Third-party apps can also use this cutting-edge HDR rendering, making shared web photographs even more appealing. The 48MP main camera, ultra wide camera, and front camera with TrueDepth all benefit from these upgrades.

A16 Bionic: Reliable, Effective Performance

The quick and effective A16 Bionic chip powers the Dynamic Island, computational photography, and other features on the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus, delivering performance that has been proved. The 6-core CPU is quicker than the previous generation and has four high-efficiency cores in addition to two high-performance cores that consume 20% less power. It can also tackle demanding activities with ease while providing exceptional battery life. With 50% greater memory bandwidth, the 5-core GPU provides fluid graphics when streaming videos and playing games. In order to speed up machine learning computations for features like Live Voicemail transcriptions in iOS 17 and third-party app experiences, a new 16-core Neural Engine is capable of nearly 17 trillion operations per second, all while safeguarding crucial privacy and security features using the Secure Enclave.

Strong Connection Features

The iPhone 15 series provides easy-to-use new methods for charging, locating friends in crowded situations, and maintaining connectivity while traveling. The upgraded AirPods Pro (2nd generation) can be charged using the same connection as an iPhone, Mac, or iPad thanks to both models’ usage of the USB-C connector, a widely recognized standard for data transfer and charging. Additionally, users can use the USB-C connector on their iPhone to directly charge their AirPods or Apple Watch. Both versions allow wireless charging with MagSafe and upcoming Qi2 chargers.

The 5G experience on iPhone 15 models remains excellent and extremely fast, and the audio quality of phone calls, whether performed through FaceTime or third-party apps, has improved. Users can choose Voice Isolation to come through loud and clear even in noisy environments, which improves sound quality even further.
With compatibility from more than 295 carriers, the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus include eSIM, a more practical and secure substitute for a real SIM card. Users can purchase prepaid eSIM plans in over 50 nations and regions, including Australia, Italy, Thailand, and more, or use their existing carrier’s inexpensive international roaming plans to stay connected while traveling.

Including iOS 17

With the addition of iOS 17, the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus become even more personalized and straightforward.

  • Major enhancements to the Phone app include Live Voicemail, which makes use of the A16 Bionic’s capabilities to display real-time on-device transcription as voicemails are received, and Contact Posters, which let users customize how they appear to their contacts. People can even answer the call while the caller is still leaving a message.
  • With the addition of new stickers, a more robust search feature, transcription of voice messages, and Check In, users of Messages will be able to instantly alert friends and family when they have arrived at their destination in a safe manner.
  • By merely bringing two iPhone devices together, NameDrop offers customers a new option to use AirDrop to more easily transfer contact information. Use the same gesture to AirDrop files and more.
  • When the iPhone is on its side and charging, StandBy offers customers a configurable full-screen experience with glanceable information that is intended to be viewed from a distance. StandBy is ideal for a bedside, kitchen counter, or workstation because it supports Live Activities, Siri, incoming calls, and larger notifications.