About Apple’s iPhone 15 Launch Event on 12th September | What to Expect & Our Thoughts
The initial speculation was made for August 29th or the 30th but now the dates are final. The much-awaited launch of the latest version of the iPhone is a week from now on 12th September, 1:00 PM (PT). The launch event will take place at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park in Cupertino, CA. We’ve been waiting for the new iPhone and expect a huge upgrade to the line. Moreover, there are other new launches that Apple will be announcing in addition to the iPhone.
Rumored Features of the iPhone 15
As per MacRumors, the form factors of the new iPhones will be similar to the previous line-up. There will be 4 variants at launch with the standard iPhone 15, Plus, Pro, and Pro Max. The standard and Pro versions have a 6.1-inch screen size and the Max and Pro Max versions have a 6.7-inch screen size.
The iPhone 15 models are also likely to come with a more power-efficient OLED display. This will reduce power consumption, resulting in improved battery life across the board. The new models are also likely to have between 6-8 GB RAM, just like the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus.
Color options will mostly remain the same with standard options like blue, black, white, and a greenish-yellow shade. There is also a new coral shade which is somewhere between orange and pink. Lastly, the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus may come with color-matched braided USB-C cables.
The rumored prices of the upcoming models will be slightly higher than the iPhone 14, ranging from $799 to $1199.
Rumors about iPhone 15’s cameras indicate a triple camera setup. The 48MP sensors will replace the old 12MP sensors from the iPhone 14 standard models. The low-light mode might also see a bump in performance with a new stacked sensor design.
Apple is also expected to adopt Sony’s latest ‘state of the art’ image sensors for some of the new models. It doubles the saturation signal in each pixel, allowing it to capture more light to cut down on underexposure and overexposure.
With the introduction of a periscope lens, the iPhone’s zoom capabilities would be majorly increased as the current Pro models are limited to 3x zoom.
Display and Design
Apple can consider bringing Touch ID back to its Pro models using an under-display solution. But, the standard and Plus models are not expected to include Touch ID and will continue to use Face ID. Moreover, the iPhone 15 will keep the Dynamic Island, which Apple might expand to all models instead of just the Pro models.
Pro models are also expected to see an enhancement to titanium frames, slimmer bezels, and some minor design changes with more curved device edges. The iPhone 15 models could also feature a frosted glass back, which has previously been a design detail that Apple has limited to the Pro models.
Other Launches that Apple is Planning
Along with the iPhones, Apple is unveiling the Apple Watch Series 9 and the Apple Watch Ultra second generation. These smartwatches will have updated cores for the S-series chips, giving them a performance boost.
The AirPods Pro might see an upgrade, but there is no indication of it so far. Instead, we might see the AirPod case with a type C charging port to go along with the new changes to the iPhones.
Apple’s Efforts to Meet Repairability Expectations
Apple is shifting the trend and focusing on self-repair capabilities for the new iPhones. The right-to-repair bill was passed making its way through the California state legislation. We have a keen eye on how this bill will alter the course for the upcoming iPhones and how well it will sit with users.
The iPhone 15 and 15 Pro models will be easier to repair this year, as Apple added a chassis redesign. That will make them easier to open if you want to swap the back glass.
Going forward, general security and user experience seem to be Apple’s focus.