iPhone 15 - Rumors, Prices & Release
The new iPhone 15 models are among the most anticipated devices of 2023 and of course there are already a lot of rumors and speculations about possible new features, prices and release dates.
The Woodcessories team has already collected some information about the iPhone 14 successor. Here we collect all important and current information about the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Ultra.
1. release date: when is the iPhone 15 coming?
2. iPhone 15 models: What iPhone 15 models will there be?
3. prices: How much will the new iPhone 15 cost?
4. iPhone 15 Ultra: What's the difference with iPhone 15 Pro?
5. iPhone 15 with USB-C port?
6. iPhone 15 will have a new design?
7. iPhone without buttons?
8. iPhone 15 with new periscope camera?
9. Exclusive changes only for iPhone 15 Pro & Ultra?
10. availability: how fast will I get my new iPhone?
While the official release date has not yet been confirmed, we assume that Apple is planning a September release as usual. The speculation here is for September 11 or 18, 2023. Accordingly, the iPhone 15 would then be available in Apple stores on September 15 or 22. In any case, we are eagerly awaiting the unveiling.
As the successor to the iPhone 14, the iPhone 15 will probably be released again as the iPhone 15, 15 Plus, 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max. However, there will no longer be a budget model this year. The reason for this is probably the low sales figures of the 14 Plus. Apple now wants to improve the product and, according to rumors, is also planning a new iPhone 15 Ultra. This model is supposed to match the style of the new Apple Watch Ultra, including a rounded design. However, it is still unclear whether the new Ultra model will complement or replace the iPhone 15 Pro Max.
We can only speculate about the price range of the new iPhones so far. However, since the iPhone 14 was already launched with a price increase, we can hopefully expect these prices for the iPhone 15 as well. The target prices would thus be:
iPhone 15 from 999 euros
iPhone 15 Plus from 1,149 euros
iPhone 15 Pro from 1,299 euros
iPhone 15 Pro Max from 1,449 euros
However, there should possibly be some changes in the design that could lead to a price change. The insider LeaksApplePro generally expects a significant price increase due to inflation and lower stomach with new prices of over 1,600 Euros.
Regardless of whether the iPhone 15 Ultra is to become the new Pro Max or not, Apple now wants to clarify the differentiation of the larger iPhones with an even higher quality level of the high-end models. The iPhone 15 Ultra is therefore expected to get an improved camera system, more storage space and new design with premium materials like titanium.
It has been rumored for a long time that Apple will soon do away with ports completely, but that will probably remain unlikely for the iPhone 15 for the time being. Instead, the new iPhone will replace the Lightning connector with a more standardized USB-C connector that complies with the new European regulations. This means that from now on, you will only need one charging cable for all your devices!
There will be some minor changes with the iPhone 15, but they will not fundamentally change the familiar Apple design. Above all, the case will probably get rounded edges that resemble the design of the iPhone 5C and also the new Apple Watch. Twitter leaker ShrimpApplePro also predicts a new case made of titanium, along with a glass back for easier wireless charging. This material change was already speculated for the iPhone 14 and will now finally be implemented.
Another change concerns the previous notch. From now on, all iPhone models will feature the Dynamic Island, which already replaced the notch in the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. This interactive "island" hides the front camera and Face ID sensor in an innovative way and also displays apps that are running in the background, such as music and calls. But this exciting control element is only supposed to be a temporary solution: According to thelec.net, Samsung will develop special Face IDs for future iPhones that will remain invisible under the screen - but not until 2025.
Externally, yes. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 15 models will no longer have mechanical buttons like the home and volume buttons and will switch to capacitive buttons, meaning sensors would provide haptic feedback without the need for an actual button press. This way, the smartphones can be better protected against dust and moisture in the future, but at the same time, all future phone case designs would have to be adapted so as not to cover the sensors.
The most exciting change is definitely the high-quality periscope camera for the high-end models of the iPhone 15 range. The camera enables an improved zoom on longer focal lengths, as also found on the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and Xiaomi 12S Ultra. In addition, there are said to be a number of new features, including a dual selfie camera. On the other hand, you can look forward to a brand-new 48-megapixel camera for the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus.
According to Nikkei, the latest image sensors developed by Sony will also be used, which deliver a particularly high dynamic range.
In addition to new titanium casing, the iPhone 15 Pro and Ultra models are expected to get the exclusive Pro Motion displays at 120Hz, as with iPhone 14, offering faster and adaptive frame rates with lower battery usage. While the exciting periscope camera remains reserved for the iPhone 15 Ultra, the 15 Pro models are likely to be upgraded with a 10x optical zoom in addition to the 48-megapixel camera.
In any case, we still have to be patient for a while. The expected release date is September 15 or 22, 2023, so you should be able to hold your new iPhone 15 in your hands soon after that.
Hopefully, more rumors and leaks will follow soon that can provide us with more detailed info about the new iPhones. We definitely remain curious and will report further when new information is released. Until then, we can only wait and look forward to the unveiling of the iPhone 15.