iPhone 15 release date and price, all rumors rounded up
If you plan to upgrade to the iPhone 15 this year, you can take a look at the latest rumors about the features, models, design, and expected prices of the iPhone 15 series.
Here's all the information you need to know about the upcoming iPhone models:
|IPHONE 15 RUMORED SPECS|
|Tech Specs||iPhone 15||iPhone 15 Plus||iPhone 15 Pro||iPhone 15 Pro Max|
|Display||6.1-inch display with 60Hz refresh rate||6.7-inch display with 60Hz refresh rate||6.1-inch display with 120Hz refresh rate||6.7-inch display with 120Hz refresh rate|
|Processor||A16 Bionic||A16 Bionic||A17 Bionic (3nm)||A17 Bionic (3nm)|
|Rear cameras||48MP main, 12MP ultrawide||48MP main, 12MP ultrawide||48MP main, 12MP ultrawide, 12MP telephoto (10x optical zoom)||48MP main, 12MP ultrawide, 12MP telephoto (10x optical zoom)|
|Charging Port||USB-C port (USB 2.0 support)||USB-C port (USB 2.0 support)||USB-C port (USB 3.2 support)||USB-C port (USB 3.2 support)|
|Battery size||3,877 mAh||4,912 mAh||3,650 mAh||4,852 mAh|
|Additional Features||Dynamic Island||Dynamic Island||Dynamic Island, titanium frame, solid state buttons||Dynamic Island, titanium frame, solid state buttons|
iPhone 15 Release Date
iPhone 15 Models
The iPhone 15 models are expected to remain the same, including the 6.1-inch iPhone 15, 6.1-inch iPhone 15 Pro, 6.7-inch iPhone 15 Max, and 6.7-inch iPhone 15 Pro Max. The "Pro" models will have more high-end features and a higher price, while the standard iPhone 15 model will be more affordable.
There were early rumors about the iPhone 15 Ultra model, mainly from reliable sources like Mark Gurman. However, Gurman later updated this prediction, stating that the iPhone Ultra is expected to appear in 2024, likely alongside the iPhone 16 Pro Max.
iPhone 15 Prices
There haven't been similar price increase rumors for the standard iPhone 15 model, and it is expected to start at $799. For the iPhone 15 Pro, analyst Jeff Pu suggests that the price may increase by $100. This could be due to the next-generation iPhone offering more advanced features.
If the $100 figure is accurate, the price of the iPhone 15 Pro Max could increase by $200, making it the largest price hike in iPhone history.
Here are the latest price rumors for the iPhone 15 models:
iPhone 15: $799.00
iPhone 15 Plus: $899.00
iPhone 15 Pro: $1,099.00
iPhone 15 Pro Max: $1,199.00
iPhone 15 Design Changes
1. iPhone 15 Charging Port
The most significant design rumor for the iPhone 15 is that Apple is replacing the Lightning port on iPhone 15 devices with a USB-C port, in compliance with the new regulations imposed by the European Union, which mandates the use of USB-C for all phones by 2024.
However, the iPhone 15 models are expected to use USB 2.0 speed, while the iPhone 15 Pro models will "at least" support USB 3.2 or Thunderbolt 3. USB 2.0 has a transfer speed limit of 480Mb/s, while USB 3.2 supports speeds of up to 20Gb/s. If Apple provides Thunderbolt 3 support for the iPhone 15 Pro models, the data transfer speed could reach up to 40Gb/s.
2. iPhone 15 Dynamic Island
There are rumors that the iPhone 15 models will have a similar appearance to the iPhone 14 models, but the circular notch will extend across the entire product line. This means that the "iPhone 15" series in 2023 will all be equipped with Dynamic Island.
3. iPhone 15 Camera
The iPhone 15 Pro Max may feature a periscope-style telephoto lens, enabling 6x optical zoom. When using a periscope lens, light is reflected into the camera's image sensor through angled mirrors. Directional offset allows the "folded" telephoto lens system to improve optical zoom capabilities without the blurring effect associated with digital zoom.
This would be a significant improvement compared to the iPhone 14 Pro Max, which offers 3x optical zoom.
4. iPhone 15 Frame
There are rumors that the iPhone 15 Pro models will adopt a titanium alloy frame. Tech analysts Jeff Pu and Ming-Chi Kuo suggest that Apple will switch from a stainless steel frame to a titanium frame for the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max (or iPhone 15 Ultra).
This change will help reduce the weight of their high-end iPhone models.
5. iPhone 15 Buttons
Reports indicate that the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max will have solid-state power and volume buttons, similar to the home button on the iPhone SE. The solid-state buttons will reduce mechanical parts, thus improving long-term durability. The iPhone 15 Pro models will also improve waterproof and dustproof capabilities.
More credible rumors suggest that the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max may be equipped with "action buttons" similar to the Apple Watch Ultra. These buttons will be customizable and can also function as mute buttons.
6. iPhone 15 Colors
The iPhone 15 models will be available in two colors: deep pink and light blue. These two models will also have a green (or cyan) color option. Another source describes this color as "mint green."
The most prominent rumor from 9to5Mac suggests that the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max will have a deep red color option.
These colors are likely to be offered alongside the standard black and white options.
iPhone 15 Specifications
1. iPhone 15 Processor
The iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max may use the Apple A17 Bionic SoC, based on TSMC's advanced 3nm technology, making it the fastest chip in the industry.
The A17 Bionic SoC has a single-core score of 3986 and a multi-core score of 8841. Compared to the A16 processor, this means a 60% improvement in single-core performance and a 43% improvement in multi-core performance.
The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus, on the other hand, are expected to feature the 4nm A16 chip, which was first introduced in the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max.
2. iPhone 15 RAM
Apple may increase the RAM capacity for the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max, equipping them with 8GB of RAM. To complement the 3nm A17 chip, the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are expected to have 6GB of RAM, the same as the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus.
3. iPhone 15 Modem
Rumors suggest that all iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models will use the same Qualcomm modem chip, most likely the X70. The Qualcomm X70 chip provides improved AI, faster processing speeds, better coverage, stronger signals, lower latency, and up to 60% improved energy efficiency.
4. Wi-Fi 6E
The iPhone 15 is rumored to adopt the Wi-Fi 6E standard, but this feature is likely limited to the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. The standard iPhone 15 models will continue to use Wi-Fi 6.
Compared to Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 6E offers more bandwidth, faster connection speeds, lower latency, and higher capacity. Wi-Fi 6E provides an additional 1.2GHz of spectrum in the 6GHz frequency range, enabling gigabit coverage for the entire home and multi-gigabit connections for venues, with bandwidth for higher data streams, such as those used for AR and VR experiences.
5. iPhone 15 Battery
According to insiders at Foxconn, the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro series will come with larger batteries this year. The battery capacities are as follows:
iPhone 15: 3877mAh (an 18% increase)
iPhone 15 Plus: 4912mAh (a 13.6% increase)
iPhone 15 Pro: 3650mAh (a 14.1% increase)
iPhone 15 Pro Max: 4852mAh (a 10.9% increase)
6. iPhone 15 Wireless Charging
According to a source, the iPhone 15 models will support MagSafe charging and the new Qi2 standard, allowing for 15W charging with non-MagSafe third-party accessories. Even unofficially supported MagSafe accessories, as long as they use Qi2, will enable faster wireless charging.
The charging speed for the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max may increase to 27W, while the standard and Plus models will stick to the existing 20W standard.