Apple fans everywhere are getting more excited about the forthcoming iPhone 15, which is due out this September. Apple is notoriously guarded about details on its upcoming products, but because many of its suppliers and partners aren’t afraid to leak information, there are some things we already know about this new device.
What are the top features and rumors that Apple fans should know about?
Preparing for the iPhone 15
Aside from reading about rumors, these are some of the best ways you can prepare for the forthcoming iPhone 15:
· Evaluate your current phone. Take a look at your current iPhone (or other smartphone). Is it in good condition? Is it going to need to be replaced soon? Depending on your lust for new technology and the current condition of your phone, it may or may not make sense to replace it.
· Invest in accessories. Now is the perfect time to shop for a new iPhone case, upgrade your USB-C charging cable, or get a new stand. That way, you can hit the ground running when the phone comes out.
· Save your money. As we’ll see, the iPhone 15 is likely to be associated with a price increase. So if you plan on buying your phone outright, start saving now.
The iPhone 15 Models
Currently, experts are expecting there to be four different iPhone 15 models, mirroring the models and sizes of the iPhone 14. We anticipate there being two 6.1-inch phones and two 6.7-inch phones. These should include a standard iPhone, an iPhone Plus, and “Pro” versions of each of these. The Pro models, we expect, will include a ton of extra features but will also cost more money.
All four of these models are expected to have a USB-C connector, rather than the Lightning port that has been a staple of Apple phones for almost 10 years. Additionally, these phones are expected to have a 3nm mobile chip, making this phone much faster than any of its predecessors.
The Dynamic Island, a feature once relegated to only the Pro models, is expected to be available on all four models of iPhone 15.
While there’s always a chance that something could change, Apple has been following a consistent pattern for the past several years: the company announces a new phone in early September, then releases the phone ten days or so later. Experts predict that the iPhone 15 is going to be formally announced on Tuesday, September 12, 2023; this would lead to a store release on Friday, September 22, 2023. Note that this is based only on speculation with patterns demonstrated in the past; unlike the other information in this article, it is not based on leaked information from suppliers and partners.
Nobody knows exactly what Apple is going to charge for the iPhone 15 series phones, but we all expect the prices to increase for both standard and Pro models. There are several things that are likely responsible for this price increase, including rising costs of components and labor, the addition of a more sophisticated processing chip, and general inflation.
It’s also worth noting that an advanced new feature (haptic volume buttons) was rumored to be included in the iPhone 15, but has since been canceled; if this feature was partly responsible for the price increase, the price may not be as high as leakers originally speculated.
In recent times, iPhone Pro models have started from $999, with larger Pro models going for at least $1,099. If there is a price increase, you can expect it to be at least $100 per phone.
If the price hike does happen, we expect the standard iPhone 15 to have a base cost of $800-850, with the iPhone 15 Plus being $900-950. An iPhone 15 Pro Max with 1TB of storage could end up costing $1,699 or more.
For many of us, the camera is one of the most important features of a smartphone. And rumors suggest that the iPhone 15 camera is getting a significant upgrade. The standard iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus models are expected to have a dual rear camera system, with the Pro and Pro Max having a triple camera system (including a zoom lens). The Pro Max is expected to have a 5x to 6x periscope lens with a 12MP sensor, marking a huge upgrade.
If you save a lot of photos and videos, you’ll need ample storage space. The standard and Plus models of iPhone 15 are expected to have storage ranges of 128-512 GB. Their Pro and Pro Max counterparts will likely have 128 GB to 1 TB of storage.
Standard iPhone 15 models are still expected to ship with their traditional aluminum frames, but Pro and Pro Max models are likely to use titanium as a replacement for stainless steel. Titanium is a lighter, yet still-durable material that can reduce weight by 10 percent or more.
There’s a lot to be excited about in the iPhone 15, or at least, that’s what the rumors currently suggest. Keep in mind that these are still just rumors, and we’ll have to wait until September to get a formal announcement with all the details.
Until then, keep an eye out for new developments and new rumors; there may be even more exciting features to explore.
Tom Fogden is a writer for Itseriestech with a range of experience in the world of tech publishing. Tom covers everything from cybersecurity, to social media and website builders when he’s not reviewing the latest phones, gadgets, or occasionally even technology books.