Introducing the iPhone 15 Series: Enhanced Cameras, USB-C Support, and the Titanium Pro Max with 5x Zoom
The basic iPhone 15 did not undergo significant visual changes, as expected, except for the replacement of the Lightning port with the powerful USB-C. The basic models, iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus, have 6.1 and 6.7-inch screens, respectively. The main change is the elimination of the notch, which has been replaced by a dynamic island that was previously exclusive to the Pro series. Apple also continued the practice of transferring some functions from last year’s Pro models to the basic models. Another new feature is the brighter screens on the non-Pro models, with a brightness of up to 2000 nits in sunlight. The iPhone 15 is virtually identical to the iPhone 14 Pro, with improved cameras. The basic models still have two inherited cameras from the iPhone 14 Pro series: a 48 MP main camera that enables 2x digital zoom, and a wide-angle camera for capturing wider shots. The Apple iPhone 15 will continue to use the A16 Bionic chip, essentially making it a repackaged iPhone 14 Pro. Moving on to the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max models, there are noticeable visual changes, aside from the three camera lenses. Apple reduced the bezels, which are now made of titanium, and added 5x optical zoom to the Pro Max model. The design remains largely the same, but with a few new features. The screens remain the same size, but the bezels are thinner. The titanium case makes the iPhone 15 and iPhone Pro Max the lightest iPhones Apple has ever produced, while still offering better durability than the steel-cased models from the previous year. The rear glass is now easier to change due to a special design structure that allows for improved heat dissipation. Instead of a mute switch, the iPhone 15 Pro series features an action button that provides shortcuts for the camera, flash, voice memo, and more. In terms of cameras, Apple has upgraded the phone with a larger sensor and improved portrait photos. The biggest improvement is the telephoto camera with 5x zoom on the Pro Max model. The new optical system enables greater zoom and more sophisticated image stabilization compared to the previous model. Apple has also announced a new spatial video recording mode for the iPhone 15 Pro models, which utilizes both the main and wide-angle cameras at the same time. These shots can be shared between iPhones or viewed with added depth using Apple Vision Pro glasses. The Pro models come with the 3 nm A17 Bionic chip, which is faster and more energy-efficient than its predecessor. They also have a USB-C port for communication. The prices for the iPhone 15 start at $799 for 128 GB of memory, while the iPhone 15 Plus costs $899. The iPhone 15 Pro starts at $999 for 128 GB of memory, and the iPhone 15 Pro Max is the most expensive, starting at $1,199 for 256 GB of memory. Sales of all models will begin on September 15 with pre-sales, and they will be available in stores on September 22.