Apple announces iPhone 15 series with USB-C port, Dynamic Island

Sep 13, 2023

Apple has announced the iPhone 15 series. Here is everything you need to know about the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus.

iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus

Bye bye, notch design. All four models in the iPhone 15 series are equipped with the Dynamic Island that debuted on last year's Pro models. The iPhone 15 sports a 6.1-inches Super Retina XDR OLED screen with a resolution of 2556 x 1179 pixels, while the iPhone 15 Plus features a 6.7 inches panel with a resolution of 2796 x 1290 pixels). Both phones have a pixel density of 460 PPI, and support 2000 nits peak brightness, 60 Hz Refresh Rate, 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio, True Tone Display, P3.

The smartphones are powered by last year's 6-core Apple A16 Bionic chip with a 5-core GPU. The processor has 2 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores, and is assisted by a 16-core Neural Engine for on-device machine learning tasks. The CPU uses 20% less power than the previous gen, while the GPU has 50% more memory bandwidth for playing games and streaming videos.

iPhone 15 officially announced by Apple

The iPhone 15 series come with a USB Type-C port, but there is one major difference between the ports used in the models. The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are fitted with a USB 2.0 port, while the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Plus gave a USB 3.0 version. This means that the basic models have a top data transfer speed of up to 480 Mbps, while the Pro and Pro Max versions are capable of delivering 10 Gbps speeds. That being said, the Pro models don't support Thunderbolt speeds (up to 40 Gbps), so they are essentially identical to the Lightning port's speeds. Apple is only including a USB 2.0 cable with a Type-C port in the box with all four models, so if you buy an iPhone 15 Pro or iPhone 15 Pro Plus, you will need to get a USB 3.0 cable separately. Interestingly, the iPhone 15 can be used for charging the Apple Watch or AirPods, via reverse charging.

Apple- Phone 15 Roadside Assistance AAA

The iPhone 15 will run on iOS 17 out of the box with new features such as Contact Posters, Live Voicemail, Check In, NameDrop, StandBy, etc. Apple is expanding its safety and emergency features with a new option that is called, Roadside Assistance via satellite. It works similar to the Emergency SOS via satellite. Roadside Assistance will allow users to connect with AAA in the U.S. if they have car trouble, and the service will send a mechanic to your location with the right tools to address the problem. Emergency SOS via Satellite is also being introduced in Spain and Switzerland later this month.

Apple has upgraded the main camera on the iPhone 15 (from 12 MP on the iPhone 14) to a 48 MP sensor. It is accompanied by a 12 megapixels Ultra Wide angle lens that has an f/2.4 aperture, and supports up to 2x optical zoom. The cameras support optical image stabilization 4K video recording at 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps, slo-mo, Night Mode, Portrait Mode, etc. Apple says that the 48 MP camera supports 24 MP default for super-high-resolution photos. The front camera on the phone is a 12 megapixels TrueDepth sensor that has an f/1.9 aperture, and is also used for Face ID biometric authentication.

Apple says that the battery on the iPhone 15 will support up to 20 hours video playback, while the Plus version can go up to 26 hours. The devices have a color-infused back glass, contoured edges, an aluminium frame and reduced bezels around the screen.

Apple iPhone Precision-Finding new ultra wideband chip

The iPhone 15 models have a second-gen Ultra Wideband chip, which increases the range for connectivity and Precision Finding. Two users with iPhones will be able to use the Find My friends to share their location and find each other, even in crowds. It is worth noting that the iPhone 15 models that will be sold in the U.S. do not have a physical SIM card tray, i.e. they only support e-SIM. The devices sold in the rest of the world have a physical SIM card tray.

The iPhone 15 and the iPhone 15 Plus retain the ring / silent switch, only the Pro and Pro max models have the new Action Button that can be customized per the user's needs.

iPhone 15 specs

  • Display: 6.1-inches (Plus - 6.7 inches 2796 x 1290 pixels), Super Retina XDR OLED 2556 x 1179 pixels, 460 PPI, Dynamic Island, 2000 nits brightness, 60 Hz Refresh Rate, 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio, True Tone Display, P3
  • Processor: 6-core Apple A16 Bionic chip with 5-core GPU
  • Operating System: iOS 17
  • Storage: 128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB
  • Main Cameras: 48 MP Main f/1.6 aperture, 12 MP Ultra Wide f/2.4 aperture, 2x optical zoom, Sensor-shift optical image stabilization, Photonic Engine, Deep Fusion, Smart HDR 5, LED Flash, 4K video recording at 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
  • Selfie Camera: 12 MP TrueDepth, f/1.9 aperture, Retina Flash, Photonic Engine, Deep Fusion, Smart HDR 5, 4K video recording at 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
  • Battery: Up to 20 hours video playback (Plus - up to 26 hours), USB-C (USB 2)
  • Security: Face ID
  • Safety Services: Emergency SOS, Emergency SOS via satellite, Crash Detection, Roadside Assistance via satellite
  • Connectivity: 5G, 4G LTE with VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.3, 2nd-gen Ultra Wideband chip, NFC, GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, and BeiDou
  • Audio: Spatial Audio playback, Dolby Atmos
  • Dimensions: 147.6 x 71.6 x 7.8 mm; Plus - 160.9 x 77.8 x 7.8 mm
  • Weight: 171g; Plus - 201g
  • Design: Aerospace-grade aluminum
  • Sensors: High-g accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Dual ambient light sensors, High dynamic range gyro, Barometer
  • Rating: IP68 Water-resistant to a depth of 6 meters for up to 30 minutes

iPhone 15 pre-order and availability

Buyers in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, the UAE, the U.K., the U.S. and around 30 more Countries, will be able to pre-order iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus from this Friday, September 15. The devices will start shipping next Friday, September 22.

Customers in Macao, Malaysia, Türkiye, Vietnam, and 17 other regions will be able to purchase the new phones from Friday, September 29. The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will be available in 5 colour options: pink, yellow, green, blue, and black. The devices come in 3 storage options: 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB.

iPhone 15 prices around the world

Note: Prices are listed for the 128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB storage models.


iPhone 15 - A$ 1,499 / A$ 1,699 / A$ 2,049
iPhone 15 Plus - A$ 1,649 / A$ 1,849 / A$ 2,199


iPhone 15 - 949 € / 1,079 € / 1,329 €
iPhone 15 Plus - 1,099 € / 1,229 € / 1,479 €


iPhone 15 - Rs. 79,900 / Rs. 89,900 / Rs. 1,09,900
iPhone 15 Plus - Rs. 89,900 / Rs. 99,900 / Rs. 1,19,900

iPhone 15 - 49,999 TL / 53,999 TL/ 61,999 TL
iPhone 15 Plus - 56,999 TL / 60,999 TL / 68,999 TL

United Kingdom

iPhone 15 - £799 / £899 / £1,099
iPhone 15 Plus - £899 / £999 / £1,199

United States

iPhone 15 - $799 / $899 / $1,099
iPhone 15 Plus - $899 / $999 / $1,199

iPhone 14 and iPhone 13 prices slashed by $100

Apple has slashed the prices of the iPhone 13, iPhone 14 and iPhone Plus. The Pro models of last year's series have been discontinued. If you are on a tight budget, you can pick up an older gen model at an affordable price.

iPhone 13 - $599 / $699 / $899
iPhone 14 - $699 / $799 / $999
iPhone 14 Plus - $799 / $899 / $1099

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  1. John said on August 18, 2023 at 12:06 pm

    Really the only thing I dislike about MacOS as a whole is the way Apple updates the OS with huge update file downloads. Actually 700Mb is small compared to some Apple has released which are in the gigabyte size. These large file sizes also translate to long update times as well.

  2. Anonymous said on August 28, 2023 at 1:48 pm

    I like Emre, Onur, Shaun and Eray’s articles more, Ashwin and Martin are always complaining about something instead of getting excited and sharing their excitement with the world.

    Ever since I started bookmarking their pages my mood has been so much better, I’m glad to be free of the depressing vibe the two of them have. Damn it feels good to just enjoy life and not look for things to complain like I used to while I were under their influence.

    1. John G. said on September 2, 2023 at 11:31 pm

      Personally I really like @Ashwin and @Martin articles both equally. Please respect the authors.

    2. Herman Cost said on September 4, 2023 at 2:37 pm

      You realize that none of the authors you like are real people, right? They are AI bots ‘writing’ articles that are basically taken from product advertisements (e.g., “Get Protected the Right Way With Avast Free AntiVirus” Really?) So, yes they are excited, but the excitement comes from advertising copy. No real world negativity from those sources.

      My approach is to use a UBlock Origin filter to block all the articles except those by Martin and Ashwin. It has made the site readable again for me.

      1. Anonymous said on September 5, 2023 at 1:03 pm

        I would like to achieve that as well. Mind sharing some UBlock tricks & tips? :)

      2. TelV said on September 5, 2023 at 3:59 pm

        @ Anonymous,

        Go to this link from yesterday and scroll down to the post by “Anonymous said on September 2, 2023 at 1:33 pm” He (or she) posted instructions on how to skip articles written by users other than Martin and Ashwin.

        You might want to consider changing your name before you post to make it easier for users to identify your comments.

      3. John Wold said on September 5, 2023 at 4:25 pm

        @Herman Cost
        You can add this to your rules in uBlock Origin:,.home-posts,.home-category-post:not(:has-text(/Martin Brinkmann|Ashwin/))

      4. tired said on September 13, 2023 at 3:41 pm

        @John World. Than you dude. So much better.

        Why does Martin even allow this garbage to ruin his website. Every single article not written by martin and ashwin reads like sensational clickbait, I don’t care about if I should buy the latest apple product every week, new roblox cock rings that don’t pull your pubic hair, elon musk’s new body spray or whatever bullshit these bots can come up with.

    3. Anonymous said on September 5, 2023 at 2:52 pm

      +I like Emre, Onur, Shaun and Eray’s articles more

      you’ve made my day

  3. TelV said on September 5, 2023 at 3:48 pm

    It’s not the EU’s fault that Bing is such a crappy search engine. In any event it’s built into the OS and Microsoft does its best to convince users to adopt it over Google by making it the default search tool. A great Many Windows 11 users are not technically minded and don’t know how to switch to another search engine and just accept their lot.

    In any event I hope the EU Commission doesn’t allow Microsoft to pull the wool over their eyes.

    1. Anonymous said on September 5, 2023 at 11:26 pm

      Both Google and Bing are now worthless. Nowadays, Yandex is the only search engine that finds anything I’m looking for.

      1. TelV said on September 20, 2023 at 12:33 pm


        Yandex is Russian and under Putin’s control. Search results you get may not be accurate and possibly manipulated to give you a false sense of security depending on what you’re looking for.

  4. ECJ said on September 5, 2023 at 7:16 pm

    Bing is absolutely a gatekeeper. Except for countries such as China and Russia that have their own search engines (Baidu and Yandex), most of the world’s searches relies on just two search engines: Google and Bing.

    Alternative search engines overwhelmingly get their search results from Bing. DuckDuckGo, Ecosia, Qwant, Swisscows, Excite, Lycos, Yahoo, You, etc. all use Bing behind the scenes for their results.

    StartPage originally used the Google search engine for it’s results, but have also started using Bing as well recently.

    Microsoft also use Bing as the default search engine in Windows (such as the Start menu search, Taskbar search, desktop search bar, Edge sidebar, etc.) and use Bing as the default search engine in Edge – which is the default browser on Windows. Windows has greater than 70% desktop market share and is used by more than two billion people.

    Not to mention Microsoft’s anti-consumer efforts when it comes to Bing. They have a history of malicious intent by aggressively trying to trick users who use a different search engine and browser into resetting their default search engine and browser back to Edge and Bing (by displaying unscrupulous popup dialogue boxes and full screen pages prompting the user to change their settings back to the “recommended settings” – which is Edge and Bing).

    1. TelV said on September 20, 2023 at 12:50 pm

      @ ECJ,

      Microsoft’s Bing has managed to sidestep the EU’s Digital Markets Act for now arguing that it doesn’t qualify as a gatekeeper:

      The easiest way to avoid Bing is never to use Edge. It’s not mandatory and you’re free to use which browser you wish. I use Floorp myself which is a Firefox fork with many extra privacy configurations.

  5. ilev said on September 6, 2023 at 8:37 am

    “A report claims that Apple is developing an affordable MacBook series”

    Its is time to stop posting Rumors as reports.

    Apple has already a Chrombook killer. It is called : iPad.

  6. John said on September 6, 2023 at 2:47 pm

    I can see Apple getting concerned about losing sales to Chrome OS devices. Given that K-12 kids have probably been using Chromebooks and would be familiar with that platform going off to college. I remember when Apple ruled K-12 computer rooms and because they simply out priced the educational sector. Google managed to take a huge bite out of educational market especially with COVID. I never thought iPads worked in a K-12 setting, and mac’s are too expensive. I doubt Apple can really make a MacBook below $500 which would compete with Chromebooks.

    1. bruh said on September 12, 2023 at 5:30 pm

      I managed hundreds of ipads for schools when I worked at an MSP – ipads are certainly OK, and boy are they hundreds of times better than Android tablets. Chromebooks suck so much, their market penetration into school system became real when schools received a bunch from government

  7. aibot said on September 7, 2023 at 1:43 am

    Apple has always had great diffculty grasping what “low cost” means. I don’t have much faith in them ever generating anything that can compete with a Chromebook, but I’ll buy it if they do. I don’t want a Google OS, Windows is getting painful, and I’m tired of hearing how great Linux is from people who don’t use it.

    I agree with the posters above about the usefulness of using a uBO filter to limit the posts I see on this site to those from Martin and Ashwin.

  8. vector said on September 11, 2023 at 12:01 am

    While Apple has patched iOS 16 for this, they haven’t yet indicated if they’re going to for supposedly-still-getting-security-updates iOS 12 (the latest OS option for the millions of still-in-use iPhone 6) and iOS 15 (still in use on millions of iPhone 6s to 8, which can’t be upgraded to 16).

    I hope they do. Long-term support is one area where Apple phones crush Android, and it’s the #2 reason I use them (#1 is because not a privacy nightmare).

    1. vector said on September 13, 2023 at 12:19 am

      Apple has now released security updates for iOS 12 and 15 to address this issue. This is how you keep loyal customers.

      1. tinarse said on September 13, 2023 at 7:59 am

        Released an update for iOS 15, yes; for iOS 12, no. It’s not clear from reading their release notes if this means iOS 12 is not affected, or if they’re just not bothering.

  9. John said on September 11, 2023 at 1:50 pm

    M3 won’t move the needle much on performance. Honestly, Apple has put itself in a bind making the M1 really good. Probably the first time when Mac users can have some real lasting performance. But that also means that many won’t be persuaded to upgrade as often either. I am using a M1 MacBook Air and a M1 Mac mini and have yet to even entertain upgrading to a M2 or even a future M3 model of either because I am very satisfied with the M1 performance.

  10. John said on September 12, 2023 at 12:57 pm

    I like iPhone in general have owned iPhones for many years. But I don’t see these Apple events inspiring me to want to upgrade and spend hundreds to get what few improvements offered up.

  11. Anonymous said on September 13, 2023 at 3:10 am

    People still watch this nonsense? As I get older technology no longer excite me.

  12. bruh said on September 13, 2023 at 10:22 am

    I love it – Apple took an objectively bad thing and turned it into something people don’t hate. “It’s not that our front camera/sensors cover up screen real estate, this is uhh, a dynamic island… Yeah! It’s a feature actually, you’re lucky to have it”.

    1. TelV said on September 20, 2023 at 12:54 pm

      @ bruh,

      I like iPhone too, but you have to be a virtual millionaire these days to own one and I don’t have the kind of money required to purchase one I’m afraid.

  13. angelsanges said on September 13, 2023 at 2:33 pm


  14. Oxa said on September 13, 2023 at 3:40 pm

    “Sorry Series 8, Apple Watch Series 9 is as powerful as it is handsome”
    “Apple to release iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 on September 18, and macOS Sonoma on October 26”
    “Apple unveils the Apple Watch Series 9 and Watch Ultra 2”
    “Apple Watch Ultra 2 packs a punch to the older generation”
    “Does it make sense to upgrade to iPhone 15?”
    “iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max with Ray Tracing, Action Button announced”
    “Apple announces iPhone 15 series with USB-C port, Dynamic Island”

    Seven Applespams, all pushed out within a few hours. You should rename this site “AppleHack”.

  15. Anonymous said on September 13, 2023 at 11:14 pm

    I can’t believe people waste their money on smartwatches. The world has truly gone insane.

  16. Anonymous said on September 13, 2023 at 11:18 pm

    A total waste of money. Thats why people can’t afford basic necessities anymore. They just keep falling for Apple’s BS every year.

  17. Anonymous said on September 14, 2023 at 4:02 pm

    That is, if you don’t mind paying for Apple and their US Gestapo friends reading your most intimate data to use it against you.

  18. Tom said on September 15, 2023 at 8:17 am

    > Apple also updated the macOS Sonoma 14 web page to reveal the release date of its desktop operating system. Sonoma will be released on October 26.

    This is not true. The website says September 29. I have no idea where your October 26 comes from.

    > Rumors suggest that Apple could announce the first M3 Mac in October, though another reliable leaker quashed hopes for any new MacBooks.

    I am not aware of any _current_ rumor that suggests that there will be a M3 Mac before 2024.

    Is this again an AI written article?

  19. Bruce Tech Guy said on September 15, 2023 at 10:03 am

    Just an FYI on the USB C situation.
    The iPhone 15 and 15 Plus only use the USB-C end-connector. The actual cable attached to it transfers data at the many years old Lightning cable speed, which is USB 2.0 based. (Max 480 Mbits/s in ideal lab conditions.)
    If you want iPhone USB data transfer at true USB 3.0 speed, then you have to pay more to buy the iPhone 15 Pro or 15 Pro Plus, which transfers data at actual USB 3.0 speed (5 Gbit/s in ideal lab conditions).

    Just another example of Apple using absurd (and very mean-spirited, IMO) down-grading of their lower-priced phone hardware. I mean, who else would sell an $799+ phone in 2023, using a data port that transfers at USB 2.0 speed?
    The USB 2.0 spec was published in year 2000, 23 years ago.
    The USB 3.0 spec was published in 2008 and the USB C connector spec was published in 2014, tho not widely adopted til paird with USB 3.2 in 2017, fyi.

  20. bruh said on September 19, 2023 at 10:11 am

    Man, I find this stuff so cringy – but obviously, it appeals to a certain type of person. I have no issue with Apple, my only issue is that every other hardware and software manufacturer seem to just be trying to copy Apple, instead of coming up with original ideas & visions. I don’t blame Apple for “innovating” in whatever direction they feel necessary, I’m just annoyed that nobody else is,,,

    Android is looking more like iOS, Windows 11 is looking more like MacOS, I had to set up a “premium” high-spec Dell laptop recently at work which just looked like a knock-off Macbook. It’s just sad.

    1. Tony said on September 19, 2023 at 4:00 pm

      People aren’t going to buy stuff that strays too far from the norm. Take for example foldables. I haven’t seen anyone personally that has one, nor are they “taking the market by storm”.

      RE: Android looking more like IOS:

      That ‘Material You’ garbage is thankfully nowhere near iOS. I think you might be referring to Samsung’s UI though. They try to keep things like Apple to win over Apple users (I think anyways). If it weren’t for Samsung’s UI though, Android would be totally a non-option for me, as Material You is just plain ugly.

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