Apple unveiled the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus during its recent ‘Wonderlust’ launch event on Tuesday. These latest smartphones come with several notable hardware upgrades compared to the previous year’s iPhone models. Among these enhancements are the incorporation of Apple’s A16 Bionic chipset and the inclusion of the dynamic island alongside a robust 48-megapixel primary camera. Worth mentioning is that these features were formerly exclusive to the previous year’s Pro models. Notably, all of this year’s iPhone models are now equipped with USB Type-C ports, marking a significant departure from Apple’s proprietary Lightning charging port.
For those interested in the Indian market, the iPhone 15 comes in a 128GB variant priced at Rs 79,900, while the 256GB and 512GB storage options are available for Rs 89,900 and Rs 1,09,900, respectively. The iPhone 15 Plus offers 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage variants, priced at Rs 89,900, Rs 99,900, and Rs 1,19,900, respectively. Pre-orders for both models in India will commence on September 15 at 5:30 PM, with the official release slated for September 22.
For customers in the United States, the iPhone 15 starts at $799 (approximately Rs 66,300), while the iPhone 15 Plus is priced at $899 (approximately Rs 82,900). Apple will make both models available in five distinct color choices, including Blue, Pink, Yellow, Green, and Black.
Regarding specifications and features, the iPhone 15 is a dual SIM (Nano) smartphone boasting a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display fortified with Ceramic Shield material for enhanced durability. Apple has introduced Dynamic Island, initially found in last year’s iPhone 14 Pro models, to the iPhone 15. The display supports a peak brightness of up to 2000 nits, and the phone boasts an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance. In contrast, the iPhone 15 Plus features a larger 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display.
Unlike its predecessors, both the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus sport a 48-megapixel wide-angle camera with a 2um quad pixel sensor and f/1.6 aperture as their primary camera. These smartphones also come equipped with a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera featuring f/1.6 aperture and sensor shift stabilization. Additionally, there’s a 12-megapixel TrueDepth camera located within the new camera island on the front.
Apple has powered its new iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus with the A16 Bionic chip, the same processor found in last year’s iPhone 14 Pro models. These devices mark Apple’s first foray into USB Type-C ports, although specific details regarding RAM capacity and battery size have not yet been disclosed by the company.