Apple has officially announced the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus at the September Event. The duo comes with a new and industry-first color-infused back glass and a textured matte finish. Additionally, they both feature the Dynamic Island that was introduced in the Pro series last year and a USB-C port.
iPhone 15 and 15 Plus
The iPhone 15 arrives with a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display, while the 15 Plus arrives with a 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR display. These displays now offer up to 1600 nits of brightness and up to 2000 nits of peak outdoor brightness.
The two latest iPhones feature the Dynamic Island which offers an easier way to interact and see Live Activities like alarms and calls, as well as track your flights and games.
Both devices are equipped with a 48MP main camera and an ultra-wide lens around the back as well as a TrueDepth front camera. The 48MP main camera has a quad-pixel sensor and 100% Focus Pixels for fast autofocus. It also uses computational photography to offer a 24MP super-high-resolution default which also allows a 2x telephoto photography.
The duo also offers better portrait photos by letting you adjust the focus point after the photo has been taken.
Meanwhile, under the hood, the two iPhones are powered by an A16 Bionic Chip that powered the iPhone 14 Pro series devices. Among the features of the A16 Bionic chip include:
- 6-core CPU – two high-performance cores and four high-efficiency cores
- 5-core GPU – 50% more memory bandwidth than its predecessor
- 16-core Neural Engine – capable of nearly 17 trillion operations per second
The two devices also feature the second-generation Ultra Wideband chip that allows them to connect at three times the range than before. The new chip opens a new way to use Precision Finding for Find My Friends which can be used even in crowds.
The iPhone 15 and 15 Plus still charge via MagSafe but are also the first iPhones to feature the USB-C port. To support this change, EarPods with USB-C connector was also introduced.
Apple also ditched leather for its accessories and instead made new FineWoven accessories made from luxurious and durable microtwill.
Local Pricing and Availability
The iPhone 15 and 15 Plus are available in five color options – Black, Blue, Yellow, Green, and a new Pink. The duo are priced locally at:
- 128GB – PHP 56,990
- 256GB – PHP 63,990
- 512GB – PHP 75,990
iPhone 15 Plus
- 128GB – PHP 63,990
- 256GB – PHP 70,990
- 512GB – PHP 82,990
The exact local availability though is yet to be announced as of writing this.
Ram found his love and appreciation for writing in 2015 having started in the gaming and esports sphere for GG Network. He would then transition to focus more on the world of tech which has also began his journey into learning more about this world. That said though, he still has the mentality of "as long as it works" for his personal gadgets.