Apple iPhone 15: release date, design, specs, price

Apple iPhone 15: release date, design, specs, price

Almost like clockwork, Apple releases a new iPhone model each year. Last year it was the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max versions. It may be a bit early, but there are already rumours about the next iPhone release, the presumed iPhone 15. In this article we will look at what we can expect from this latest model.

What is the iPhone 15 release date?

We will have to wait until Apple holds its September Keynote event to have the final dates, however if Apple continues to follow their long established trend, then the iPhone 15 will be released around the second week of September (a best estimate is around the 14th/15th of September). 

What are the iPhone 15 features?

Features that were exclusive to the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Plus models will likely trickle down and be incorporated into the standard iPhone 15, such as, the Dynamic Island (a way of quickly checking alerts, current activity - music, timer, AirDrop, map directions etc). The standard iPhone 15 is rumoured to have the same screen as the iPhone 14 Pro. The new iPhone 15 range could also include USB C charging, following the ruling from EU. The legal deadline for USB-C ports is in 2024, however Apple may want to get ahead of it, or upgrade at the last minute, optimising the life span of the Lightning port. The new iPhone's should also receive the high-res 48MP camera that was on the iPhone 14 Pro range. 

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What will the iPhone 15 look like?

The iPhone 15 is expected to continue the same design language of the iPhone 14 range - larger screens, smaller bezels and the Dynamic Island (replacing the notch). There should be a range of colours to choose from, like the iPhone 14: Blue, Purple, Midnight, Starlight, (Product) Red. Although it is possible that a new colour is added to the lineup, in a similar way that the Green and Pink of the iPhone 13 lineup were replaced with Purple. 

How much will the iPhone 15 cost?

The iPhone 15 will most likely go up in price, considering the impact of inflation on tech products across the world. It could be difficult for Apple to keep the prices the same for another year. As a quick reminder, the iPhone 14 model prices were the following:

  • iPhone 14: from $799.
  • iPhone 14 Plus: from $899.
  • iPhone 14 Pro: from $999.
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max: from $1,099.

Will there be a new iPhone SE in 2023?

There are several reasons why Apple could release a new iPhone SE in 2023:

  • It hasn't been updated for several years and the design language is now slightly dated compared to the iPhone 14 models.
  • The iPhone SE is in an increasingly competitive market. More and more budget phones are being designed and released with more competitive features than the iPhone SE.
  • There has been a tendance for all tech products to increase in price lately, may be more difficult to release a budget iPhone without negatively impacting the releases of future iPhone 15s.
  • You can still get an iPhone 13 mini for only $170 more than the current iPhone SE. Arguably worth making the financial investment to have a better and slightly more future proof model.
  • If you are looking for a more compact iPhone, then the iPhone 13 mini still is the best option, before it is no discontinued.
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