Apple has announced its base new smartphones – iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus, featuring an industry-first colour-infused back glass with textured matte finish, and a new contoured edge on the aluminium enclosure. Both models feature the Dynamic Island, and an advanced camera system which include powerful 48MP Main camera and a new 2x Telephoto option to give users a total of three optical zoom levels — like having a third camera. These phones are powered by A16 Bionic chipset and come with USB?C connector.
iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus come with 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR display sizes witrh peak HDR brightness up to 1600 nits so HDR photos and videos look better than ever. And when it is sunny, peak outdoor brightness reaches up to 2000 nits — twice as bright as the previous generation. These phones feature the Dynamic Island to interact with important alerts and Live Activities which were earlier available only on Pro models. These phones are powered by A16 Bionic chip which were available on iPhone 14 Pro models.
On the design front, in both models, colour is infused throughout the back glass, creating five beautiful colours. The back glass is strengthened with an optimized dual-ion exchange process before being polished with nanocrystalline particles and etched to create a luxurious, textured matte finish. A new contoured edge on the aerospace-grade aluminium enclosure will give good feel, and the Ceramic Shield front cover continues to be tougher than any other smartphone glass. These phones have water- and dust-resistant design.
For photography, these phones are equipped with 48MP wide primary camera with f/1.6 aperture, supported by 12MP ultrawide camera with f/2.4 aperture. The Main camera gives users a new 24MP super-high-resolution default and an additional 2x Telephoto option with three optical-quality zoom levels — 0.5x, 1x, 2x — for the first time on an iPhone dual-camera system. Both the phones have 12 MP wide front camera with f/1.9 aperture.
Both models use a USB?C connector for charging and transferring data, allowing the same cable to charge iPhone, Mac, iPad, and the updated AirPods Pro (2nd generation). Users can also charge AirPods or Apple Watch directly from iPhone with the USB?C connector. Both models support MagSafe and future Qi2 chargers for wireless charging. Both models feature the second-generation Ultra Wideband chip, enabling two iPhone devices with this chip to connect at three times the range as before. These models come equipped with super-fast 5G, and include support for MagSafe and future Qi2 wireless charging, improved audio quality on phone calls, including those made on FaceTime or third-party apps, eSIM with support from more than 295 carriers.
iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus feature iOS 17.8 with updates such as Contact Posters that allow users to customise how they appear to their contacts, and Live Voicemail, which leverages the power of A17 Pro chipset to see real-time on-device transcription as someone leaves a voicemail. Users can even pick up the call while the caller is leaving their message and more.
iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will be available in five new colours: pink, yellow, green, blue, and black. Pre-orders begin Friday, September 15, with availability beginning Friday, September 22.
Price of all all variants in INR;
iPhone 15 128GB – 79900
iPhone 15 256GB – 89900
iPhone 15 512GB – 109900
iPhone 15 Plus 128GB – 89900
iPhone 15 Plus 256GB – 99900
iPhone 15 Plus 512GB – 119900