The tech company, Apple, is set to unveil its latest iPhone product, the iPhone 15 today, September 12.
This model will be unveiled at the company’s “Wanderlust” event in Cupertino, California, United States Of America, and is expected to come in four variants: iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, a Forbes report stated.
Due to the launch lining up with the triannual release window that was enacted in 2014 for the iPhone 6, major changes are expected for the iPhone 15 and its variants — similar to the overhauls that came with the iPhone X in 2017 and the iPhone 12 in 2020.
Unlike the iPhone 14, of which the camera advancement was among its most significant updated features, the latest Apple release is predicted to see several transformational changes with its new models.
According to Luke Lin, senior smartphone analyst at Digitimes Research, the phone is expected to be titanium instead of stainless steel. Because of this change — plus the newly-introduced periscope lens upgrade which is predicted to only be for the Pro Max, performing 5-6x optical zoom — the iPhone 15 Pro series “is likely to suffer from a major price hike.”
Here are five things you should know about the new iPhone 15 model.
- The new model is made of tititaniumnot stainless steel as some other Apple smartphone models, Senior research analyst at DIGITIMES, Luke Lin reports.
The Pro Max model will feature double the optical zoom on the iPhone 14 as it comes with a newly-introduced ‘periscope lens upgrade, performing 5-6x optical zoom.’
The Pro models will carry an A17 bionic chip expected to make it perform faster.
The latest iPhone will feature a USB-C charging port, the same port featured on some Android phone models.
The new model is expected to be sold at a higher price due to its titanium cover. According to Forbes, below is the rumoured price list:
iPhone 15, starting from $799, iPhone 15 Plus: starting from $899, iPhone 15 Pro: starting from $1,099 ($100 increase), iPhone 15 Pro Max: starting from $1,299 ($200 increase).