Apple is set to unveil its latest iPhones on September 12 at the “Wanderlust” event. Four models are expected to be in the spotlight: the iPhone 15, 15 Plus, 15 Pro, and 15 Pro Max or possibly the iPhone 15 Ultra. While the Pro versions have caught significant attention, the standard iPhone 15 and 15 Plus shouldn't be overlooked.
Both the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus are believed to retain a design reminiscent of the iPhone 14 with a dual-camera setup on the rear. The back may boast a frosted glass finish, which was previously reserved for the Pro models. Constructed with an Aluminum frame, these models promise durability, complete with a silent toggle button on the left.
On the front, the display sizes and resolutions for both devices appear to stay consistent with the previous generation. The iPhone 15 will likely feature a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED screen with a 2532 × 1170 pixel resolution, while the iPhone 15 Plus might come with a 6.7-inch version boasting a 2778 x 1284 pixel resolution. Both are anticipated to have a 60Hz refresh rate, with no ProMotion feature for 120Hz. A notable addition is the "Dynamic Island," an evolution of the “notch” design. Instead of the familiar blacked-out space at the top, it's an adaptive, pill-shaped cutout. This dynamic feature displays various information, serves as a multitasking shortcut, and still houses the front camera and Face ID sensors.
iPhone 15 and 15 Plus will arrive with significant updates
Performance-wise, the new iPhones are rumored to house the Apple A16 Bionic chipset, which boasts a 7% faster CPU than its A15 predecessor. For context, the A16's AnTuTu V9 score hovers around 947,554 points compared to the A15's 805,699. Both the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus will likely start with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Battery capacity also sees a boost, with the iPhone 15 potentially having a 3,877mAh battery and the 15 Plus a 4,912mAh one.
One of the major shifts this year is Apple's transition to a USB-C charging port across all iPhone models. Accompanying this change is a braided, color-matched USB-C to USB-C cable.
In the camera department, significant upgrades are expected. The iPhone 15 and 15 Plus might be equipped with a 48-megapixel main camera with a ƒ/1.6 aperture, a massive leap from the previous 12-megapixel sensor. Additionally, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide sensor with a ƒ/2.4 aperture is anticipated, along with a 12-megapixel front camera housed in the Dynamic Island with a ƒ/1.9 aperture.
Lastly, the pricing is expected to be competitive, with the iPhone 15 starting at $799 and the 15 Plus at $899. Color variations might include cyan, light blue, black, starlight, yellow, and coral pink.