The iPhone 15 is official — and it has something I’ve waited years for

iPhone 15 in pink

Apple has just made it official at its big September 2023 event: the highly anticipated iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are here. After months of rumors and speculation, Apple has finally announced the newest models of its flagship smartphone. They arrive alongside the iApple just announced the iPhone 15 Pro. Was it worth the wait?.

The Apple iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus feature slightly improved features over their predecessors, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus. The phones come in lots of new colors that are sure to please. There’s also a great new 48MP main camera alongside new camera features.

New Colors

iPhone 15 colors

This year’s iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus come in five colors: black, blue, green, yellow, and pink.

Camera upgrades

iPhone 15 camera

It’s worth noting that the latest flagship iPhone models have seen some significant camera upgrades. The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus now come equipped with a 48MP main camera with a quad-pixel sensor and 100 percent Focus Pixels for fast autofocus, a first for the regular iPhone. Comparatively, last year’s models only offered a 12MP main camera. This main camera also gives users a new 24MP super-high-resolution default.

The phone’s photography capabilities have been enhanced with the addition of a 12MP telephoto lens, in addition to the improved main camera. The portrait, night, action modes, and Live Photos have also been improved. The front camera now features autofocus and portrait lighting which enhances the overall experience. Additionally, users can now enjoy three quality zoom levels (0.5x, 1x, and 2x) with the inclusion of an extra 2x telephoto option.


Apple’s latest models, iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus come with a new OLED Super Retina display that supports Dolby Vision content. The display boasts a brightness of 1,600 nits and a peak brightness of 2,000 nits when used in sunlight. This is twice as bright as the iPhone 14’s maximum brightness.

USB-C and Dynamic Island

As anticipated, the latest iPhone model now features a USB-C connector instead of a Lightning connector. This change is expected to improve the speed of wired connections in general. Additionally, the entry-level versions of the iPhone now come with Dynamic Island, a feature previously only available on last year’s iPhone 14 Pro lineup.

New safety features

Apple is expanding the safety features on its iPhones this year by introducing a new satellite-based roadside assistance service. This feature will be available exclusively in the United States, and it will aid users who are experiencing car issues in areas without cellular or Wi-Fi coverage. With this service, iPhone owners can contact AAA for assistance, regardless of their membership status. For the first two years, this service will be complimentary for iPhone 15 users, while regular AAA members will have this service included in their membership.

Prices and release

iPhone 15 specs

The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus start at $799 and $899, respectively. You can pre-order your new iPhone on Friday, September 15, with the first shipments arriving one week later on Friday, September 22.

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