iPhone 15

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iPhone 15
iPhone 15 Plus
iPhone 15 in Blue
BrandApple Inc.
ManufacturerFoxconn
SloganNewphoria.
Colors
  • Blue
  • Pink
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Black
History of iPhone17th
Model
  • 15: A3090 (International), A2846 (United States), A3089 (Canada, Japan), A3092 (Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR)
  • 15 Plus: A3094 (International), A2847 (United States), A3093 (Canada, Japan), A3096 (Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR)
[1][2]
Compatible networks2G, 3G, 4G, 4G LTE, 5G NR
First releasedSeptember 22, 2023; 8 months ago (2023-09-22)
Availability by region
October 13, 2023
October 20, 2023
PredecessoriPhone 14 / iPhone 14 Plus
RelatediPhone 15 Pro / 15 Pro Max
Type15: Smartphone
15 Plus: Phablet
Form factorSlate
Dimensions
  • 15: H: 147.6 mm (5.81 in)
    W: 71.6 mm (2.82 in)
    D: 7.8 mm (0.31 in)
  • 15 Plus: H: 160.9 mm (6.33 in)
    W: 77.8 mm (3.06 in)
    D: 7.8 mm (0.31 in)[3]
Mass
  • 15: 171 g (6.0 oz)
  • 15 Plus: 201 g (7.1 oz)[3]
Operating system
Current: iOS 17.5.1
System-on-chipApple A16
CPU6 cores:
  • 2x "Everest" P-cores (3.46 GHz)
  • 4x "Sawtooth" E-cores (2.02 GHz)
GPUApple-designed 5-core, up to 1.79 TFLOPS[4]
ModemQualcomm X70 5G [5]
Memory6 GB LPDDR5[6]
Storage
  • 128 GB
  • 256 GB
  • 512 GB NVMe
Battery
  • 15: 12.98 Wh (3349 mAh) Li-ion
  • 15 Plus: 16.95 Wh (4383 mAh) Li-ion[7]
Charging
  • MagSafe wireless charging
  • Qi 2 wireless charging[8]
  • Fast-charge capable: Up to 50% charge in 30-35 minutes with 20W adapter or higher (sold separately)
Display15: 6.1 in (150 mm) 2556 × 1179 resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio (~460 ppi density) Super Retina XDR OLED, 60Hz, HDR10, 1000 nits (typ), 2000 nits (peak) supplied by Samsung Display[9]
15 Plus: 6.7 in (170 mm) 2796 × 1290 resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, (~460 ppi density) Super Retina XDR OLED, 60Hz, HDR10, 1000 nits (typ), 2000 nits (peak) supplied by Samsung Display
Rear camera
  • 48 MP, f/1.6, 26 mm (wide), 1.0 μm, dual pixel PDAF, sensor-shift OIS
  • 12 MP, f/2.4, 13 mm, 120° (ultrawide)
Front camera
  • 12 MP, f/1.9, 23 mm (wide), 1/3.6", PDAF
  • SL 3D (depth/biometrics)
ConnectivityUSB-C (with DisplayPort support[10]), Wi-Fi 6 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax) dual-band, Bluetooth 5.3 (A2DP, LE), Ultra-wideband (UWB)
Data inputs
List of inputs:
Water resistanceIP68 dust/water resistant (up to 6m for 30 minutes)
Hearing aid compatibilityM3, T4
Websiteapple.com/iphone-15
References[11]

The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are smartphones designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. They are the seventeenth and current generation of iPhones, succeeding the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus. The devices were announced on September 12, 2023, during the Apple Event at Apple Park in Cupertino, California alongside the higher-priced iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max. Pre-orders began on September 15, 2023, and the devices were made available on September 22, 2023. Like the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max, the 15 and 15 Plus are the first iPhones to replace the proprietary Lightning connector with USB-C to comply with European Union mandates.

History[edit]

In September 2021, the European Commission began considering a proposal to mandate USB-C on all devices in the European Union, including iPhones.[12] Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed that Apple would drop its proprietary Lightning connector by 2023. At the time of those claims, Apple was considering switching to USB-C due to the likelihood that the EU proposal would pass.[13] The proposal was passed into law in October 2022, becoming the Radio Equipment Directive. Apple confirmed it would comply with the regulations later that month.[14]

Two weeks prior to the formal introduction of the iPhone 15, it was announced that some of the devices which were made in India would for the first time be sold around the world on the launch day.[15]

Design[edit]

Face and back of iPhone 15 series

The iPhone 15 is the first major redesign since the iPhone 12, featuring rounder edges and slightly curved display and back glass. Both models are available in five colors: blue, pink, yellow, green and black.[3] This makes it the first entry level iPhone since the iPhone XR to not ship with a Product Red variant at launch.

Color Name
Blue
Pink
Yellow
Green
Black

Hardware[edit]

Display[edit]

The iPhone 15 features a 6.1-inch (155 mm) display with Super Retina XDR OLED technology at a resolution of 2556×1179 pixels and a pixel density of about 460 PPI with a refresh rate of 60 Hz. The iPhone 15 Plus features a 6.7-inch (170 mm) display with the same technology at a resolution of 2796×1290 pixels and a pixel density of about 460 PPI. Both models have an improved typical brightness of up to 1,000 nits, a peak HDR brightness of up to 1,600 nits, and a peak outdoor brightness of up to 2,000 nits.[11] The Dynamic Island feature is now standard on iPhone 15, replacing the notch that was introduced in the iPhone X.[16]

Charging and transfer speeds[edit]

The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus use USB-C with USB 2.0 transfer speeds (up to 480 Mb/s or 60 MB/s),[17] compared to the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max which have faster USB 3.2 Gen 2 transfer speeds (up to 10 Gb/s or 1.25 GB/s).[18] The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus, as well as the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, are the first iPhone models to use USB-C, as well as the first iPhones since the iPhone 5 to switch to a new charging port.

Video output[edit]

All iPhone 15 models have support for DisplayPort Alternate Mode over USB-C video output with HDR up to 4K resolution.[11]

Previous iPhone models (from iPhone 5 until iPhone 14) had a maximum supported resolution of 1600 x 900 (slightly less than 1080p) with the Lightning Digital AV Adapter due to technical constraints of the Lightning connector.[19]

Battery[edit]

The iPhone 15 Plus offers users up to 26 hours of video playback and up to 100 hours of audio playback, and the iPhone 15 offers significantly less, with up to 20 hours of video playback and up to 80 hours of audio playback.[20]

Software[edit]

The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus launched with iOS 17.[21][22]

Features[edit]

Photography[edit]

The iPhone 15 series introduces the ability to add Portrait mode effects to photos taken in the standard Photo mode. This feature utilizes computational photography techniques to analyze the image, identify the subject (person, pet, etc.), and apply a simulated background blur. Users can adjust the intensity of the blur effect after taking the photo, allowing for more creative control over their images.[23]

Specifications[edit]

Criticism[edit]

Overheating[edit]

Some owners claimed that their iPhone 15s were suffering from overheating issues,[27] reportedly reaching temperatures as high as 47 °C (117 °F).[28] Apple later stated that there were several reasons why the phones heat up, mainly hinting at a software bug.[29] This was purported to be fixed with an update to iOS 17.0.3.[30] The overheating issues were reported to persist after the update, and some users furthermore noticed a new screen burn-in issue.[31]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ https://www.gsmarena.com/apple_iphone_15_plus-12558.php
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  5. ^ Miller, Chance (October 9, 2023). "iPhone 15 uses new Qualcomm modem for upgraded 5G performance". 9to5Mac. Archived from the original on October 9, 2023. Retrieved October 9, 2023.
  6. ^ Rossignol, Joe (September 12, 2023). "iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max Feature Increased 8GB of RAM". MacRumors. Archived from the original on September 13, 2023. Retrieved September 13, 2023.
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  8. ^ Miller, Chance (September 13, 2023). "iPhone 15 supports Qi2 for wireless charging... but no one knows what that means". 9to5Mac. Retrieved November 23, 2023.
  9. ^ "Samsung Fulfilling Nearly All of Apple's iPhone 15 OLED Display Orders". MacRumors. September 12, 2023. Archived from the original on September 13, 2023. Retrieved September 13, 2023.
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  11. ^ a b c "iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus – Technical Specifications". Apple. Archived from the original on September 14, 2023. Retrieved September 13, 2023.
  12. ^ Porter, Jon (September 23, 2021). "EU proposes mandatory USB-C on all devices, including iPhones". The Verge. Archived from the original on November 7, 2021. Retrieved September 11, 2023.
  13. ^ Vincent, James (May 11, 2022). "Apple will drop iPhone Lightning port in favor of USB-C in 2023, claims analyst". The Verge. Archived from the original on September 11, 2023. Retrieved September 11, 2023.
  14. ^ Clark, Mitchell (October 26, 2022). "Apple confirms the iPhone is getting USB-C". The Verge. Archived from the original on September 12, 2023. Retrieved September 11, 2023.
  15. ^ Weatherbed, Jess (September 12, 2023). "Apple's India-made iPhones to be available at launch for the first time". The Verge. Archived from the original on September 24, 2023. Retrieved September 24, 2023.
  16. ^ Perry, Alex (September 12, 2023). "Apple adds the Dynamic Island to every iPhone 15". Mashable. Archived from the original on September 12, 2023. Retrieved September 13, 2023.
  17. ^ Warren, Tom (September 12, 2023). "Apple announces iPhone 15 with USB-C, a camera upgrade, and the Dynamic Island". The Verge. Archived from the original on September 15, 2023. Retrieved September 12, 2023.
  18. ^ Chokkattu, Julian (September 13, 2023). "The iPhone 15 Is Finally Getting USB-C. Here's What That Means – WIRED". Wired. Archived from the original on September 15, 2023. Retrieved September 13, 2023.
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  23. ^ Sharma, Bhaskar (April 13, 2024). "How to turn regular photos into Portrait mode photos on an iPhone 15". The Writing Paradigm. Retrieved April 13, 2024.
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  25. ^ a b c "iPhone: Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC)". Apple Support. Apple Inc. November 23, 2014. Archived from the original on November 23, 2014. Retrieved July 6, 2020.
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Preceded by
iPhone 14 / 14 Plus
iPhone
17th generation
alongside iPhone 15 Pro / 15 Pro Max
Most recent