The launch of the iPhone 15 will be on September 12 or 13 at the usual special event organized for the press, communicators and other guests in Apple Park. That means that reservations will start on Friday, September 15 and the sale of the new smartphone would start on September 22.
The dates come from two reports. One posted by 9to5Mac which indicates that several telephone operators have asked their employees not to take vacation days during those dates due to “an important announcement of a new smartphone.” And another posted by mark gurmanwho assures that the device will be launched on September 12 or 13.
Almost all new iPhone launch events take place on Tuesdays in the second week of September. Considering that this year the start of the month falls on a Friday, it seems that Apple has moved it back to the week starting on September 11.
Press invites typically arrive 10-14 days before the event, so we’ll have confirmation of the iPhone 15 release date on August 29-30.
The launch of the iPhone 15 will be done with fewer units available of the Pro and Pro Max version
After its announcement on September 12 or 13 and its sale the following September 22, there may be fewer units available — at least during the first weeks — of the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max. The reason is related to possible difficulties in the production lines. According The Information, the new manufacturing method to reduce the size of the borders has caused problems with LG screens. In 2019 the company ran into similar difficulties with the Apple Watch Series 7, causing it to go on sale a month later.
This does not mean that the iPhone 15 Pro is delayed, but rather that Apple has fewer units available for sale during the launch phase. A report of Bank of America He assured that the smartphone could be delayed “for a few weeks”, without giving details of the reasons.
Smaller bezels, better camera, USB-C port, and dynamic island on all models
The iPhone 15 will arrive loaded with new features, including the smallest edges in a smartphone, just 1.5 millimeters, a better camera and it will be the first Apple phone to abandon the Lightning port and change it to USB-C.
The iPhone 15 Pro camera will be the star of the launch morning. It is a periscopic lens that would allow 5x optical zoom, and even 10x. According to a report by Ming Chi-Kuo, this new feature would be limited to the Pro Max version of the device. The lenses will go from the f/1.79 aperture of the iPhone 14 to f/1.7. In all cases they will keep the 48 megapixel sensor.
According to the analyst, the optical zoom with the new periscopic lens will be 6x. This technology has already been implemented in other competing smartphones. Samsung, for example, has been selling devices with 4x to 10x optical magnification and up to 100x digital magnification for some years.
All iPhone 15 models will have a USB-C port to comply with the new regulations imposed in Europe. That means Apple has the option of making a different device for the old continent or just changing the port around the world. Everything indicates that we will see the launch of the first iPhone with this new port.
Finally, the iPhone 15 will be the smartphone with the thinnest edges on the market, just 1.5 millimeters. All models will leave the notches and they will adopt the dynamic island that was introduced with the iPhone 14. Other than that, the design will be maintained and will be launched with new colors, including a new variant of blue and red.