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iPhone 15 launch date, features, and everything you need to know about the phone

Apple introduced the iPhone 14 series phones in September last year. Since then, the pace of phone leaks has accelerated iPhone 15 It is expected to be launched in 2023. In fact, to be honest with you, the leaks of the iPhone 15 series began even before Apple announced the iPhone 14, and all the early leaks indicate that the next series will come with a large number of distinctive and interesting upgrades.

But we still have several months to see the upcoming iPhone 15 series on the ground, which is a long period of time in which things may change dramatically. But at the same time, it is a sufficient period to confirm the validity of the rumors and leaks that we have obtained in recent weeks. Despite the extent of Apple's reservations about the secrecy of the iPhone 15 phones, it cannot keep all the details confidential, which gives us a good idea of ​​what we can expect to see from the iPhone 15 phones later this year.

iPhone 15 leaks and everything you need to know about the phone

Of course, the iPhone 15 lineup will consist of four phones: two models of the same size measuring 6.1 inches, one of which is the Pro model, and two models measuring 6.7 inches, one of which is the Plus model.

Undoubtedly, Apple will retain the latest flagship features on the iPhone 15 Pro phones. But as we mentioned a little while ago, Apple has a long period of time to adjust its plans, and conditions may change and many things may be updated during this stage. So, we just recommend that you treat these rumors with a little caution.

تشير الشائعات المبكرة أن هواتف ايفون 15 ستأتي ولأول مرة بمنفذ USB-C الذي حاربت ضده الشركة الأمريكية لفترة لا بأس بها. أيضاً يُقال أن خاصية الجزيرة الديناميكية “Dynamic Island” ستشق طريقها إلى الطُرز الأساسية.

This means that the series will get the feature and it will not be limited to the iPhone 15 Pro phones, as is the case on the iPhone 14 phones.

Apple will use the Qualcomm communications modem, since the Apple modem will not be ready in time. Needless to say, the new series will come with a new version of the processing chipset, and what we are talking about here is the A16 Bionic processor, but it is said that the Pro models may come with the A17 Bionic processor with a manufacturing accuracy of 3 nanometers.

In addition, there are many other reports confirming the company's plans to provide the iPhone 15 Pro with frames made of titanium instead of aluminum, and there will certainly be upgrades in the aspects of the camera and improving the zoom capabilities of the periscope lens.

If Apple adheres to the same pricing scheme, this means that the price of the iPhone 15 phone will start at $ 799, while the price of the Plus model starts at $ 899. Through this report, we will try to cover all the exciting news and details that we got from our sources about the iPhone 15 phones.

iPhone 15 design

iPhone 15 design

According to the leaks, it is said that the design and general appearance of the iPhone 15 series will not differ much from the iPhone 14 phones, but all series models will support the dynamic island feature and will not be exclusive to the Pro versions. Which means that all phones of the following series will not contain the notch.

The series models will come in the following sizes: iPhone 15 with a 6.1-inch screen, iPhone 15 Plus with a 6.7-inch screen, iPhone 15 Pro with a 6.1-inch screen, and iPhone 15 Pro Max with a 6.7-inch screen. Pro models will be the most expensive, but of course Apple will try to justify the price increase by equipping the two phones with some exceptional features exclusively.

The only major difference worth mentioning is that there are many rumors confirming that the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will have a USB-C port instead of the Lightning port, and they will both come with a dynamic island feature.

During the past weeks, some leaked images of both phones appeared, and these images show that the iPhone 2023 phones contain the new charging port.

There were some rumors indicating that the iPhone 15 may come with a larger screen, but the difference is very small, as the difference does not exceed 0.1 inches only, so that the screen diameter is 6.2 inches instead of 6.1 inches.

We do not know how true this information is, but even if it is true, we also do not know what is the reason for this simple change from Apple to the standard model.

The other thing that is no less important than the dynamic island feature is that there are some leaks indicating that the iPhone 15 phones contain a new driver chip with a manufacturing accuracy of 28 nanometers to run the OLED display panels on the phones, which means that it will be better efficient in terms of energy consumption, which may result in an improvement Better battery life.

Color options on iPhone 15 phones

Color options on iPhone 15 phones

Although it is still a bit early to guess the color options that the iPhone 15 phones will come with, Apple has always offered bright colors on its smartphones, and this year is expected to be no exception.

It is also possible that the series will come in options such as dark pink and light blue. This is, of course, in addition to the standard colors such as white and Black.

Different exclusive design on iPhone 15 Pro phones

Different exclusive design on iPhone 15 Pro phones

As we explained a little while ago, all iPhones will have a USB-C port, but we expect some tangible changes in the design of the Pro models exclusively. For example, the Pro models will have ultra-thin curved edges that are thinner than the iPhone 14 Pro.

At least that's what we can see in CAD renderings based on phone leaks. But this new feature will be exclusive to both iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max.

As for the basic models, they will come with the same design as the basic iPhone 14 models, with flat edges, glass sides on the front and back, and frames made of high-quality aluminum.

In addition, there are some rumors that confirmed that all phones in the series will have a curved front glass that is stacked better in the frames of the phone, but Apple will use frames made of titanium instead of stainless steel.

iPhone 15 side buttons

Also, there will be fundamental differences with regard to the phone buttons, as it is said that Apple wants to reuse the solid-state buttons for the volume buttons and the side button, so that the buttons are similar to the home button on the iPhone 7 and the Force Touch control panel on the MacBook devices.

This means that the next iPhones will use mechanical buttons that are physically pressed to provide a similar feedback and feel to the click you get when pressing any physical button.

And if this rumor is true, that is, that Apple plans to use solid-state buttons, then this means that the company will be forced to use two additional Taptic engines instead of one engine, and they will be launched on the right and left side.

Of course, this is in addition to the basic Taptic engine that the current iPhones contain.

Initial leaks of technical specifications

The first leaks of the technical specifications of the iPhone 15 phones

The initial leaks that we have obtained so far confirm that the iPhone 15 contains the dynamic island feature instead of the notch. But at the same time, the design and general appearance of the device will not differ much from the iPhone 14.

But the most prominent major upgrades include a USB-C port and a deeper curve of the edges, but the titanium frames will be limited to iPhone 15 Pro models only.

Based on the CAD renderings based on the initial leaks, quoting 9To5Mac, they indicate that the basic model will have a 6.2-inch screen, but with the exception of that, the phone will come with the same body design and rear camera island that we saw on the iPhone 14.

Screen size and measurements on iPhone 15 phones

As for the iPhone 15 Plus model, it will include a 6.7-inch screen, and add to that some few improvements to the design, including, of course, the dynamic island feature, thinner frames, and a few nice improvements to the thickness, size and weight of the phone. Regardless of the dynamic island and the USB-C port, the rear camera bump is expected to be larger and thicker, but will have rounded edges.

There is no Touch ID fingerprint sensor

We have heard many rumors that try to remind us of Touch ID and confirm that Apple is still considering reusing the feature on its future phones so that the series models have an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner under the screen. However, we cannot trust the source of these leaks, and all preliminary indications suggest that the phones will come with Face ID instead of a fingerprint sensor.

However, it is expected that the Face ID feature will get some upgrades such as its presence at the bottom of the screen, but we do not expect to see such a feature before 2025.

USB-C port for the first time

iPhone 15 phones with a USB-C port instead of the Lightning port

Apple finally decided to waive the Ligtning port and replace it with a USB-C port, and this was not a coincidence or a mere desire of the company, but in order to comply with European Union regulations, which require all manufacturers to use the USB-C port, and Apple is certainly no exception.

Thus, Apple will have one of two options: The first option is to produce all iPhones with a USB-C port and put them on sale worldwide.

The company may also produce and sell USB-C-specific models in European countries. We are not 100% sure what might turn out in the end, but let's hope that the USB-C port will be popularized, and in this way, users of Apple devices will be able to charge all their devices with a unified charging standard.

Certainly, the USB-C port on iPhone 15 devices will support high speeds in the data transfer process, but it is said that the basic models will support the USB-2 standard, and in this way some users will find the faster data transfer feature in the Pro models worth upgrading for. The Pro models are said to support USB-C 3.2 or Thunderbolt 3 rating for transferring videos and large files at exceptional speeds of up to 40Gbps.

But if the standard models come with a USB-2 rating, this means that the maximum data transfer rate will not exceed 480 Mbps, however, it is still a good speed for transferring files with external devices.

Camera capabilities on iPhone 15 phones

There is no doubt that iPhones are the best smartphones ever in terms of photography capabilities.

But technology does not sleep, and certainly the iPhone 15 phones will bring with it more advanced camera sensors to enhance the experience of taking portraits, landscapes and video recording.

اعتمدت ابل على مستشعرات شركة Sony لفترة طويلة نظراً لقدراتها التقنية حيث تميل مستشعرات Sony إلى كونها قادرة على ضبط مستويات التعرض وتشبع الألوان بشكل أفضل من مستشعرات المنافس “Samsung” مما يسمح للمستشعر بالقدرة على التقاط المزيد من الضوء حتى في حالات التصوير في ظروف الإضاءة المنخفضة.

Of course, Sony uses a semiconductor structure that relies on the technology of sorting photodiodes and transistors into separate layers from each other, which allows the company the ability to add more photodiodes to absorb more light while filming in dark rooms and places.

We're not sure if the new sensor technology will be shared with all iPhone 15 models, or if it will be exclusive to the Pro models.

No less important than all that has been said, there are many rumors indicating that the iPhone 15 Pro Max contains a periscope lens for zooming in and out. There is a high probability that this will happen.

As for the iPhone 15 Pro, there will be a standard zoom lens, while the cheaper basic models will be satisfied with the main sensor and the ultra-wide lens.

The telescope lens is known to bring much better magnification capabilities than Telephoto lenses, which bring magnification rates of 5x or even 10x.

And in the event that Apple relies on a periscope lens in order to zoom in and out on the iPhone 15 Pro Max, it is certain that the phone will have the ability to provide clearer details in the images after they are enlarged. However, it is said that the rounding rate will not exceed 3 times.

The periscope lens will allow light to be reflected by an angled array mirror towards the sensor in order to improve optical zoom capabilities without the noticeable image distortion caused by the zooming process.

For a long time, Samsung introduced the periscope lens on the leading Galaxy S phones, with a zoom rate of up to 4x and even 10x, and digital zoom of up to 100x.

There are also some leakers who believe that the company can provide zoom rates of up to 6x on the iPhone 15 Pro Max.

Etisalat modem from Qualcomm

Just as we have seen on the iPhones that came in recent years, it is said that Apple has already contracted with Qualcomm to provide it with a 5G modem for the iPhone 15 lineup.

There have been some rumors claiming that Apple is working on its own 5G telecom modem but it seems that the technology has not yet reached the final stage of development and cannot be implemented in time. Which means that we will have to wait an additional two years before we see a modem communications with Apple.

Most likely, all models of the iPhone 15 series will use the Qualcomm X70 modem, which has superior AI capabilities, fast processing, improved coverage range, stronger signal, faster latency, and up to 60% improved power efficiency compared to the previous modem model.

WiFi 6E connection

Some of the leaks we got suggest that Apple really wants to move to WiFi 6E, but the question remains here, which is:

“هل ستكون هذه الميزة عمومية لجميع طُرز السلسلة أم أن ابل قد تخطط لجعلها مقتصرة على هواتف ايفون 15 برو؟”

Naturally, WiFi 6E promises faster data transfer speeds, faster latency, and greater bandwidth.

A17 Bionic processor

A17 Bionic processor

100% iPhone 15 Pro phones will feature the next generation A Bionic chip, which will be manufactured by the Taiwanese company TSMC with a manufacturing accuracy of 3 nanometers.

It is expected that the new processor will perform better by 10% to 15% in terms of central processing performance. In addition, it will provide better results in terms of efficiency and energy consumption by 35%.

Certainly, Apple will only introduce this new processor for the Pro models, just as it did with the iPhone 14 phones. While the cheaper iPhone 15 models will have the current A16 Bionic processor used in the iPhone 14 Pro phones.

As for the random memory capacity, unfortunately, there are no details about the random capacity of the iPhone 15 Pro phones. In the context of talking about the basic models, it will come with a capacity of 6 GB, which is the same random capacity used on the iPhone 14 phones.

iPhone 15 release date

Based on the usual schedule from Apple, it is expected that the iPhone 15 series phones will be unveiled sometime during September of the current year 2023, which is the usual annual date in which Apple presents the new iPhones that are launched in September of each year. .

We still have several months until the iPhone 15 release date, which allows us to be able to confirm the validity of all the leaks that we have obtained and are still continuing to monitor.

Conclusion

In conclusion of the article, we want to remind you that it is still too early to be certain of any information, and Apple has plenty of time to change things and turn them upside down.

However, most of the information that we have discussed with you in this article comes from a group of reliable news leakers that we have always used to rely on on their information given that they are provided with information through internal sources within Apple. However, in the end, we recommend that you treat with caution any kind of news leaks until things become official.

Ibrahim Turki

I have been working in the electronic press for years and have a passion for reading and writing about various technical news. You'll find me writing about computers, smartphones, operating systems, applications, and even networks and the Internet. I always strive to provide elegant and simple visual content that suits technology followers in our Arab world.
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