At its Apple Wonderlust fall event held today, the Cupertino-based tech giant as usual has launched the next-generation iPhones, Watch Series, and more. The latest flagship iPhone 15 models comes with significant upgrades over their predecessors and notably since the iPhone 11 which debuted way back in 2019. This time too, Apple has distinguished the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus from the Pro and Pro Max variants.

Apple iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus unveiled

Unlike the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus which were identical to their predecessors, the new non-pro iPhone 15’s come with new features and specifications. Read on to know more below.

The only difference between the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus is in the display and battery department. Both retain the same boxy form factor with identical button placements as per previous iPhones. However, the square camera module is now slightly raised from the back panel.

Contrary to the previous generation iPhones, the latest non-pro iPhone 15’s feature a frosted glass back panel that was limited to the Pro models. On the front fascia, the phones come with Dynamic Island which was introduced on the iPhone 14 Pro variants last year. The iPhone 15 and 15 Plus have 6.1 and 6.7-inch Retina XDR OLED displays respectively with 2,000 nits peak brightness.

In terms of optics, the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus feature upgraded primary cameras. It has a 48MP Sony sensor (compared to 12MP on iPhone 14) paired with a 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens with additional 2x telephoto option. The smartphones have a 12MP selfie snapper on the front. The latest offerings also pack a host of new camera features. Users won’t have to switch to portrait mode as machine learning will automatically add depth when a subject is detected.

Apple iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus specs

Under the hood, the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus are equipped with Apple’s A16 Bionic processor which powers last year’s Pro models. This is a welcome upgrade in terms of performance since the iPhone 14 duo were powered by the same processor found on the iPhone 13.

The latest offerings pack 6GB RAM and up to 512GB internal storage. Apple hasn’t revealed the exact battery capacities on the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus but they are said to offer 26 and 20 hours of usage respectively.

Software-wise, the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus ship with iOS 17 out of the box. They feature a USB-C port which is a shift from the age-old lightning port.

The latest duo also come with a second-generation Ultrawide-band chip that improves Find My capabilities. The Emergency SOS via satellite feature also gets Roadside Assistance functionality.

Apple iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus unveiled

Apple iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus specifications

Displays:

  • iPhone 15 – 6.1-inch (2556×1179 pixels) OLED 460ppi Super Retina XDR display, 1000 nits max brightness, 1600 nits peak brightness, up to 2000 nits peak outdoor brightness, HDR, True Tone, Ceramic Shield protection
  • iPhone 15 Plus – 6.7-inch (2796×1290 pixels) OLED 460ppi Super Retina XDR display, 1000 nits max brightness, 1600 nits peak brightness, up to 2000 nits peak outdoor brightness, HDR, True Tone, Ceramic Shield protection

Chipset: Six-Core A16 (2 performance and 4 efficiency cores) Bionic 4nm chip with 64-bit architecture, 5‑core GPU, 16‑core Neural Engine

RAM/Storage: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB storage options

  • OS: iOS 17
  • IP Ratings: Water and dust resistant (IP68)
  • SIM: Dual SIM (nano + eSIM)

Rear Camera: Dual

  • 48MP wide-angle (f/1.78) camera, second-generation sensor-shift optical image stabilisation for video, 2x Telephoto, 100% Focus Pixels, Photonic Engine, True Tone flash, HDR video recording with Dolby Vision at 4K 60 fps, Slo‑mo 1080p at 240fps, Cinematic mode up to 4K HDR at 30 fps
  • 12MP 120° Ultra Wide (f/2.4) secondary camera

Front Facing Camera:

  • 12MP TrueDepth (ƒ/1.9) front camera, Autofocus with Focus Pixels,
    Retina Flash, HDR video recording with Dolby Vision up to 4K at 60 fps, Slo‑mo 1080p at 120fps

Sensors: TrueDepth camera for FaceID facial recognition

Stereo speakers: Yes

Dimensions

  • iPhone 15: 147.6×71.6×7.80mm
  • iPhone 15 Plus: 160.9×77.8×7.80mm

Weight:

  • iPhone 15: Weight: 171g
  • iPhone 15 Plus: Weight: 201g

Connectivity:

  • 5G (sub‑6 GHz) with 4×4 MIMO, Gigabit-class LTE, 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 with 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.3, Second-generation Ultra Wideband chip for spatial awareness, NFC with reader mode, GPS with GLONASS

Battery: Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery with 15W MagSafe wireless charging, USB-C fast charging, up to 20 hours (iPhone 15) / 26 hours (iPhone 15 Plus) of video playback

Apple iPhone 15 and 15 Plus Price and Availability

Apple iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus price

The iPhone 15 starts at $799 / €949 and the iPhone 15 Pro starts at $899 / €1,099, in both cases with 128 GB of storage.

Pre-orders start on September 15 (this Friday) and the devices will be released on September 22.

Apple iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus in colors

The handsets will be offered in pink, yellow, green, blue, and black.