iPhone 15 Pre-orders, Specs, Price, Colors, Storage, and More

Everything you need to know about the new iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro series!

KEY POINTS
  • iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max launched on September 12
  • No Price increase for the new iPhone 15 lineup in the US
  • iPhone 15 is available in five new colors and iPhone 15 Pro comes in four new colors

Apple unveils the iPhone 15 lineup at the event on September 12. The device will be available later this month. Apple refreshes its iPhone lineup annually, and this year’s iteration is dubbed as the iPhone 15 series.

At this event, Apple fans and others all around the world were excited to see what new features would be made available to the new iPhones, particularly the new Apple Watch. However, if you didn’t catch a glimpse of the event or have no idea about what’s with the new iPhone lineup, you’ve come to the right place.

Here’s everything you need to know about the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro, including its pricing, availability, pre-order dates, specs, colors, and more.

The iPhone has been the most anticipated iPhone for a long time. It has come with interesting changes, changes that Apple was forced to make. Yes, we are talking about the Lightning Port that will no longer be seen on any iPhone or for that matter any Apple product.

Everything You Need to Know About the iPhone 15

Before we talk about all the details of the iPhone 15, let’s take a look at how many iPhone models have been launched. Apple has been following the trend of launching at least four different models of its iPhone since the iPhone 12, as we know Apple killed mini models. The new iPhone 15 comes in the following four variants.

  • iPhone 15
  • iPhone 15 Plus
  • iPhone 15 Pro
  • iPhone 15 Pro Max

This is the same lineup style that we saw with the iPhone 14. It is a shame that the iPhone Mini variant has been killed off and you will no longer see a smaller iPhone, except for the iPhone SE models that Apple releases once in a few years.

iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus

These are the base variants of the iPhone 15 lineup. The only difference between the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus is screen size and battery capacity. Yes of course there is a price difference between the two models. Now, let’s take a look at the tech specs, pricing, color options, and storage variants for the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus.

Does iPhone 15 have 120Hz Display

iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus Tech Specs

Here are the specs for the base variant of the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus.

DetailsiPhone 15iPhone 15 Plus
Screen Size6.1 Inches6.7 Inches
Display TypeSuper Retina XDR OLEDSuper Retina XDR OLED
Brightness1000 Nits, Typical 1600 Nits, HDR Peak 2000 Nits Outdoor1000 Nits, Typical 1600 Nits, HDR Peak 2000 Nits Outdoor
Refresh Rate60 Hz60 Hz
PPI460 ppi460 ppi
SoC6 Core A16 Bionic6 Core A16 Bionic
Splash, Water and Dust ResistanceIP68IP68
Main Rear Camera48MP @f/1.648MP @f/1.6
Secondary Rear Camera12MP Ultra Wide @f/2.412MP Ultra Wide @f/2.4
Front Camera12MP @f/1.912MP @f/1.9
Video Recording4K,1080p and 720p4K,1080p and 720p
Cellular Connectivity5G sub-6 GHz, Gigabit LTE5G sub-6 GHz, Gigabit LTE
WiFiWiFi 6 802.11axWiFi 6 802.11ax
BluetoothBluetooth 5.3Bluetooth 5.3
NFCYesYes
Charging PortUSB Type-CUSB Type-C
MagSafe Charging15W15W
Qi Wireless Charging7.5W7.5W
Weight171g201g
Height147.6mm160.9mm
Depth7.80mm7.80mm
Width71.6mm77.8mm
In-built SensorsFace ID, Barometer, High Dynamic Range Gyro, High G Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Dual Ambient Light SensorsFace ID, Barometer, High Dynamic Range Gyro, High G Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Dual Ambient Light Sensors
SIM SupportDual eSIM US Only, Dual Physical SIM China Only, eSIM and Physical SIM International VariantsDual eSIM US Only, Dual Physical SIM China Only, eSIM and Physical SIM International Variants
Operating SystemiOS 17iOS 17

What’s New in the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus

The Dynamic Island that was introduced first on the iPhone 14 Pro models in 2022 has now made its way to the base variants of the iPhone 15. This Dynamic Island gives you smart notifications and details of different apps.

Does iPhone 15 have Dynamic Island-1

With the SoC, Apple has given the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus last year’s iPhone 14 Pros A16 Bionic chip. This ensures you get better and good performance that is similar to the iPhone 14 Pro models.

iPhone 15 also gets the new 48MP camera sensor replacing the traditional 12MP sensor. The ringer and silent slider alert button stick with the base iPhone 15 models. And the most welcomed change for the iPhone 15 across all variants is the Type C charging port.

iphone 15 usb c

This means you can finally just make use of one cable to charge the rest of your Apple products such as your iPad, AirPods Pro 2, and even your MacBook.

iPhone 15 and 15 Plus Color Options

Both the 15 and 15 Plus come in Black, Blue, Green and Yellow. There is also a new Pink color introduced for both the iPhone 15 variants. In terms of design, the edges, back as well and camera bump are all colored out.

iPhone 15 colors

Speaking of the phone’s build, it comes with the usual Aluminum design with a ceramic shield front and a pure color-infused glass back. These new phones look so much better than the previous versions.

iPhone 15 and 15 Plus Storage Variants

The new 2023 iPhone 15 and 15 Plus models come with three storage options. You can easily choose between the 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB variants. The base iPhone variants do not come with the massive 1TB storage options. If you want that, you will have to pick up the iPhone 15 Pro or Pro Max variants.

Both iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus have 6GB RAM, although Apple didn’t officially mention anything about RAM, just like every year.

iPhone 15 and 15 Plus Pricing

The iPhone 15 will start at $799, this is the same price tag that we saw for the iPhone 14 in 2022. With regard to the iPhone 15 Plus, the phone starts at $899, which was the same price tag as the iPhone 14 Plus in 2022.

While the price tag is the same in the US, other regions such as the United Kingdom, India, and other parts of the world may have seen a little increase in the 15 and 15 Plus models.

iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max

Like last year, Apple has made the Pro variants different from the base 15 variants. Instead of the regular dual rear camera setup there are three rear cameras, just like the iPhone 14 Pros from 2022. The Pro variants for the iPhone 15 lineup stand out a lot and are very capable of doing a lot of tasks especially when it comes to professional cinematic recording and photography. The Pro models will soon be letting you play full-fledged console ports of games on your iPhone 15 Pros.

iphone 15 pro design

Now, let’s take a look at the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max tech specs, color variants, storage options, and pricing.

iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max Tech Specs

Here are the specs for the base variant of the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max

DetailsiPhone 15 ProiPhone 15 Pro Max
Screen Size6.1 Inches6.7 Inches
Display TypeSuper Retina XDR OLEDSuper Retina XDR OLED
Brightness1000 Nits Typical, 1600 Nits, HDR Peak 2000 Nits Outdoor1000 Nits Typical, 1600 Nits, HDR Peak 2000 Nits Outdoor
Refresh Rate120Hz ProRes120Hz ProRes
PPI460 ppi460 ppi
SoC6 Core A17 Pro 3nm6 Core A17 Pro 3nm
Splash, Water and Dust ResistanceIP68IP68
Main Rear Camera48MP @f/1.7848MP @f/1.78
Secondary Rear Camera12MP Ultra Wide @f/2.212MP Ultra Wide @f/2.2
Telephoto Camera12MP 3X 77mm @f/2.812MP 5X 120mm @f/2.8
Front Camera12MP @f/1.912MP @f/1.9
Video Recording4K,1080p and 720p4K,1080p and 720p
Cellular Connectivity5G sub-6 GHz, Gigabit LTE5G sub-6 GHz, Gigabit LTE
WiFiWiFi 6 802.11axWiFi 6 802.11ax
BluetoothBluetooth 5.3Bluetooth 5.3
NFCYesYes
Charging PortUSB Type-CUSB Type-C
MagSafe Charging15W15W
Qi Wireless Charging7.5W7.5W
Weight187g221g
Height146.6mm159.9mm
Depth8.25mm8.25mm
Width70.6mm76.7mm
In-built SensorsBarometer, Dual Ambient Light Sensors, Face ID, High Dynamic Range Gyro, High G Accelerometer, LiDAR Scanner, Proximity SensorBarometer, Dual Ambient Light Sensors, Face ID, High Dynamic Range Gyro, High G Accelerometer, LiDAR Scanner, Proximity Sensor
SIM SupportDual eSIM US Only, Dual Physical SIM China Only, eSIM and Physical SIM International VariantsDual eSIM US Only, Dual Physical SIM China Only, eSIM and Physical SIM International Variants
Operating SystemiOS 17iOS 17

What’s New in the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max

For starters, the silent slider alert is no longer present on the 15 Pro models. You now get a brand new Action button that you can customize to choose from 9 different actions.

Does the iPhone 15 have an Action Button

Additionally, the GPU and CPU of the iPhone 15 Pro models are quite powerful and will soon by the end of this year or early next year let you play full-fledged console games, thanks to the new A17 Pro Bionic chipset.

The Pro lineup is here to change the mobile gaming scenario. However, there is a lot of difference between the cameras of the iPhone 15 Pro and the 15 Pro Max. The Pro Max gets an additional 3D sensor-shift optical image stabilization. The rest of the camera setups are the same between the Pro and Pro Max models.

iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max Storage Variants

Apple has made it very clear that only the Pro variants of the iPhone 15 lineup get the highest available storage options. There is however a difference between the Pro and the Pro Max variants.

If you buy the iPhone 15 Pro, you can choose from 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB storage options. However, with the iPhone 15 Pro Max, you get all the storage options except for the 128GB variant. So it starts with 256GB.

iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max Color Options

While the base models of the iPhone 15 lineup come with colorful options, the Pro series comes with a series of solid colors. You can choose between Black Titanium, White Titanium, Blue Titanium, and Natural Titanium. Even the build of the pro models is much better. Take a look at all the titanium colors in this story.

iphone 15 pro colors

The new iPhone 15 Pro series comes with a Titanium design, a ceramic shield front, and a new textured matte glass back. This textured matte glass back will reduce the number of fingerprint stains.

iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max Pricing

Since these are the Pro variants of the iPhone these will always have a higher price tag. However, the price tag for iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max is the same as that of the iPhone 14 Pro lineup. The iPhone 15 Pro starts at $999 and the 15 Pro Max starts at $1199. The $100 price increase for Pro Max because it now starts from 256GB and not the 128GB. While these are the same prices in the US, other regions around the world have seen a massive hike in prices for the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max.

iPhone 15: What’s In The Box?

Since the iPhone 13, Apple has removed the charging brick. You will have to buy the charging brick as a separate purchase. Inside the iPhone 15 box, you get your iPhone running on the latest iOS 17 and a charging cable. Apart from these two items you get the usual documentation paperwork that no one really bothers about.

iphone 15 box contents

iPhone 15 Pre-Installed Apps List

As it is with the iPhone, there are never any bloatware or third-party apps that come pre-installed. You can check out the list of all pre-installed apps that come with the iPhone 15.

  • App Store
  • Apple Store
  • Books
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Camera
  • Clips
  • Clock
  • Compass
  • Contacts
  • FaceTime
  • Files
  • FindMy
  • Fitness
  • Freeform
  • GarageBand
  • Health
  • Home
  • iMovie
  • Itunes Store
  • Keynote
  • Magnifier
  • Mail
  • Maps
  • Measure
  • Messages
  • Music
  • News
  • Notes
  • Numbers
  • Pages
  • Phone
  • Photos
  • Podcasts
  • Reminders
  • Safari
  • Settings
  • Shortcuts
  • Siri
  • Stocks
  • Tips
  • Translate
  • TV
  • Voice Memos
  • Wallet
  • Watch
  • Weather

Which iPhone Should You Buy?

If you are looking for a small or large-sized iPhone and take pictures on a regular basis and simply want to continue in the Apple Ecosystem, the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus models are for you.

Now, if you’re someone who is big into taking pictures and videos at a professional level, then the Pro and Pro Max variants are your best bet. If you want the best of cameras and videography, simply choose the Pro Max over the Pro variant, if you can afford to spend a bit more on the top-end variant of the iPhone 15 lineup.

If you feel you do not want to spend too much on an iPhone, you can easily pick up the iPhone 14 or iPhone 13 at less price, however, you will have to deal with the old-school lightning port and miss out on the USB-C port.

iphone 15 box

iPhone 15 Pre-Order and Availability

The iPhone 15 lineup will be made available for pre-orders on the 15th of September. These iPhones will be sent out for delivery on the 22nd of September. If you want to buy your new iPhone 15 from the physical Apple Store or any other authorized electronics retailer, you can do so from the 22nd of September.

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