Apple has unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the iPhone 15, with a host of new features and improvements. Here’s everything you need to know about this highly anticipated device, including its key features, pricing details, and how to purchase it in South Africa.
iPhone 15, Plus and Pro features: Here’s everything we know
iPhone 15 and Plus features
The iPhone 15 introduces the Dynamic Island, a pill-shaped cutout in the display that initially debuted on the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max.
This feature offers a novel way to view specific notifications and interact with apps, enhancing the overall user experience.
The device boasts a brighter display, capable of reaching up to 2 000 nits of brightness.
Additionally, the iPhone 15 features an OLED Super Retina display, supporting Dolby Vision content with an impressive 1 600 nits of brightness.
The peak brightness soars to 2 000 nits in sunlight, double that of the iPhone 14, ensuring exceptional visibility in various lighting conditions.
The iPhone 15’s camera system has undergone significant enhancements. The main camera sensor has been upgraded to a 48-megapixel one, a substantial increase from the previous 12-megapixel sensor on the iPhone 14.
Furthermore, a 12-megapixel telephoto lens and improvements to the portrait mode have been introduced, eliminating the need for manual switching to portrait mode.
Powering the iPhone 15 is the A16 Bionic chip, promising exceptional performance and efficiency.
Apple also claims “all-day battery life” for the iPhone 15, thanks to a larger battery capacity.
Moreover, the device includes a second-generation ultra-wideband chip, improving connectivity to other devices over longer distances and enabling precise finding in Find My, simplifying the process of locating friends with compatible iPhone 15 models.
One notable change is the adoption of USB-C connectivity in the iPhone 15, a significant departure from the previous Lightning port. The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are priced starting at $799 and $899, respectively.
iPhone 15 Pro features
Apple has also introduced the iPhone 15 Pro, featuring a striking new Titanium design.
These models sport the thinnest bezels ever seen on a smartphone and are the lightest Pro models to date. The physical Mute Switch has been replaced with a customisable Action Button, offering users more flexibility and convenience.
The iPhone 15 Pro is powered by the new A17 Pro chip, ensuring top-tier performance. The main camera receives an upgrade to 48 megapixels, promising exceptional photography capabilities.
Pricing for iPhone 15 Pro Models
The iPhone 15 Pro starts at $1 299, representing a $200 increase from its predecessor, while the iPhone 15 and Plus price ranges from $799 to $899.
Availability in South Africa
The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models will be available for purchase in South Africa.
While specific release dates may vary, customers can keep an eye out for announcements from authorised Apple retailers and carriers in the country.