The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro have been unveiled, bringing a mix of familiar features and exciting innovations. The iPhone 15 comes in two sizes, the 6.1-inch one and the 6.7-inch one, maintaining the sleek design with subtle changes such as softer aluminum rails and satin soft-touch backs in place of glossy finishes.
The most significant change is the shift from Lightning to USB-C, marking only the second port change in iPhone history. This move allows for universal charging compatibility with various devices and accessories, including charging other gadgets using the iPhone’s battery.
The iPhone 15 boasts a slightly updated display with a higher peak brightness of 2000 nits, a new 48-megapixel primary camera, and the same A16 Bionic chip as the previous year’s Pro model. A standout feature is the next-generation portrait mode, which automatically detects subjects and captures depth information, offering flexibility for creating portrait photos after the fact.
The iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max introduce a new A17 Pro chip, the first three-nanometer chip in an iPhone, promising enhanced performance and efficiency. These models feature a redesigned titanium alloy frame for improved durability and a lighter feel, along with a new action button on the side that can be customized to perform various functions. Despite the shift to USB-C, fast charging remains unchanged, a point of disappointment for some.
The new camera system includes a larger 48-megapixel main sensor for the Pro models and an improved ultra-wide lens. The Pro Max additionally offers a 5x telephoto camera. Notably, users can now select their default focal length, making it easier to access preferred camera settings quickly.
While the new iPhones bring a range of enhancements, the transition to USB-C stands out as one of the most significant changes, promising greater convenience and compatibility for users across the Apple ecosystem.