The ritual is repeated every year: a few days after the Berlin technology fair, Apple presents its new models. And a few days earlier, there were leaks of the iPhone 15, and the rumors are piling up. This happened with the different models of the iPhone 14, and now also with its successor.
As usual, Apple would launch a total of four iPhone 15 models in the same sizes as the iPhone 14 models: two 6.1-inch and two 6.7-inch models. And like the iPhone 14 range, the best features are reserved for the iPhone 15 Pro models. As for the brains, Apple would add the A16 chip (the same ones found in the 14 Pro) to its “base” lineup and reserve the A17 (3 nanometers faster and more efficient) for the Pro models. The RAM wouldn’t see many changes, and it wouldn’t exceed 8 GB, although the storage would reach 1TB. The latter will see some minor design changes (to justify the higher price): titanium frames, thinner bezels, and more curved edges.
The batteries in the most expensive models vary between around 3,900 mAh and 4,900 mAh. An interesting jump in capacity that will not happen when charging is that the fastest will be 35W. Taking into account that all models will move to the new USB-C connector (due to European regulations), they haven’t stretched much. But it’s commonplace at Apple: fast charging has never been one of its strengths.
Strikingly, some rumors are talking about the colors of the devices (available in blue, a shade of coral that’s a mix of pink and orange, white, black, and green or yellow), and that they’ll also be accompanied by a cable of the same shade. Again, Apple is more concerned with aesthetics than specific functional aspects; most users would prefer a standard white cable, but with a faster charging speed. As for the rumors of a return to Touch ID, it seems that Apple will keep the Face ID unlock system in all its models.
The cameras are 48 megapixels (those of the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max). But that’s not really worrying: Apple has always been characterized by very careful software in the photo area and has not placed so much importance on the resolution. If we add that it would pack one of Sony’s most advanced image sensors (an improvement over previous models), that’s no cause for concern for Apple fans. The new sensor would double the saturation signal in each pixel, capturing more light to reduce under- and overexposure.
The final reading shows that the base models of the iPhone 15 will have the characteristics of the most advanced of the previous generation, and the Pro models will take a step and not a leap in quality. So, after the launch, it’s time to buy the most advanced models of the previous generation.