Wednesday, September 27, 2023

The iPhone 15 is official and arrives with two new functions that we have been waiting for for years

After weeks of countless rumors, the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus They are already official. Apple’s new best-seller candidates, announced during the traditional September event, arrive with important improvements compared to their predecessors, the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus, as well as with some new features inherited from the iPhone 14 that the company presented next year, including the processor or the Dynamic Island.

The new iPhone 15 and 15 Plus maintain practically the same design, as well as the same panel. The base model, specifically, arrives with a screen 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR and a resolution of 2,532 by 1,170 pixels, while the Plus variant includes a 6.7-inch with a resolution of 2,778 by 1,284 pixels. Both panels, however, are now brighter, with peaks of 1,600 and up to 2,000 nits of brightness.

The iPhone 15 and 15 Pro maintains the glass back with a glossy tone, as well as the aluminum frames in a matte finish. The new models, yes, new colors. They are available in black (dubbed midnight), a new shade of pink, blue, and green. Except for black, all of them have a pastel tone.

iPhone 15 welcomes Dynamic Island, USB-C, and action button

This year, Apple has dispensed with the notch to house the Dynamic Island that debuted with the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. This not only provides a different aesthetic touch on the front, but also adds new functions to the iPhone.

The Dynamic IslandSpecifically, it allows you to quickly view and access the most common controls of some applications, such as playback in Apple Music or the countdown in the clock app. It also offers the possibility of viewing some system notifications, such as calls or battery status. The Dynamic Island also offers direct access to what Apple calls Live Activities, which are real-time notifications to, for example, check the status of an order or see how long it takes for an Uber or similar to arrive.

iPhone 15 with USB-C connector.

Apple has also dispensed with the Lightning connector that they have included in their iPhones since 2012. Now, The iPhone 15 has a USB-C port because of new European legislation, which forces all manufacturers to use a single port. In addition to the USB-C port, Apple has added other connectivity improvements. It is now possible to locate people in a physical space through the Find My app, similar to what we can do with AirTags.

The company, on the other hand, has decided to replace the classic mute key with an action button similar to the one included in the Apple Watch Ultra. This allows you to directly access some applications, as well as perform actions much faster, such as turning on the flashlight, activating silent mode, accessing an accessibility setting and more.

New chip and new cameras

iPhone 15 front

The iPhone 15 and 15 Plus debut a new processor, which in turn is the SoC that the Cupertino company included in the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max. Its about A16 Bionic chip, which has a 6-core CPU (2 performance and 4 efficiency) and a 5-core GPU. The A16 Bionic chip is also 20% more efficient than the iPhone 14 processor, allowing for greater autonomy. Apple also claims that the battery capacity has increased.

The iPhone 15 and 15 Plus, on the other hand, arrive with a new 48 megapixel sensor. Again, the same one that the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max included. This new camera allows for an advance that we have been waiting for for a long time: telephoto photography. With the new sensor, the iPhone 15 can take photos with 2x optical zoom. Apple, of course, has also kept the 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, which also now allows you to take photos in portrait mode.

Price and availability

The iPhone 15 and 15 Plus maintain the same price as their predecessors. The 6.1-inch model, which starts at 128 GB, will cost $799. The iPhone 15 Plus, on the other hand, will be available starting at $899.

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