iPhone 15: Release Date And Price Predictions, Leaks, Rumors, And More

The iPhone 14 was released in September 2022 with not that many changes from its “junior”, the iPhone 13, and it didn’t sell as much as Apple thought it would. Well, the iPhone 15 is right around the corner and there’s been a lot of talks (as usual) about some significant upgrades.

Release Date

Though there’s been a lot of gossips here and there, the iPhone 15 release date hasn’t been confirmed yet. With the exception of the iPhone 12 series which was announced in October 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic that disturbed Apple’s development process, Apple has always announced and released their flagships in September, every year for the last decade.

If Apple does stick to its pattern, the iPhone 15 will probably launch in September, 10 days after it’s been announced, and it’ll be available for preorder about a week before the release. Some Apple fans speculate that there’s a great chance it falls on the 5th, 6th, and 13th of September.

But according to a report from Bank of America’s global securities analyst, Wamsi Mohan, Apple’s iPhone 15 devices could be delayed by a couple of weeks and possibly be released in October. Preorders too can be expected to start about a week before the release. Speculations, of course!

Design

Rounded edges, a USB-C Thunderbolt 3 port, a bigger camera bump, et cetera., thanks to design leaks, people have come to expect these changes in the iPhone 15 series.

According to The Guardian, Apple has agreed to dump its beloved lightning port and replace it with the USB-C port, in order to abide by the new EU rules that require all phones sold from 2024 to use a USB-C po.

Although, it isn’t clear if this change begins with the iPhone 15, leaked renders of the iPhone 15 have led the public to believe that it does. While Forbes claims Apple may only use USB 2.0 speeds for the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus, it’s possible that the Pro and Pro Max models will have Thunderbolt 3 and this will enable them to have a lot more features.

The iPhone 15 series have also been rumored to feature the dear old “rounded edges” in their design, the last known iPhone to feature this design was the iPhone 11 Pro Max. As leaked by ShrimpApplePro, the iPhone 15 won’t exactly be all-rounded, however, it’s rumored to feature a design reminiscent of the iPhone 5C, a curved rear, and a flat front. ShrimpApplePro’s leak also says the iPhone 15’s frame (maybe just the Ultra) will be made of titanium. But this isn’t likely for the base model, maybe the Plus too.

The dual-camera setup on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon as it’s the same setup on the back of the iPhone 15. The third camera also comes with the iPhone 15 Pro, except that the camera bump will probably be bigger, which could mean bigger and better sensors.

Rumors also say that Apple’s mute button on the iPhone 15 Pros will be replaced by an “action button”, which can be programmed to perform different functions and also double as a mute button.

Specs

There’s a possible small change to the usual display sizes Apple released last year. The iPhone 15 could come with a 6.2-inch display and both the 15 and 15 Plus will be getting the Dynamic Island alongside their Pro siblings.

Apple is expected to launch a new processor, the A17 Bionic, and it’s hopefully going to be used in the 15 series, maybe just the Pro versions. A TrendForce report says the iPhone 15 series will have bigger RAM and specs and that the Pro’s memory capacity will be upgraded to 8GB, but this may not be available for the iPhone 15 or the Plus.

Apple is not known for falling short of expectations in the camera department and 2023 shouldn’t be any different. Their use of the best Sony imaging sensors and their A+ image processing software always puts them on top of their game. A leak from MacRumors says it is believed that Sony will be responsible for providing the new LiDAR components for the 15 Pro and Pro Max.

Price

A Bloomberg report claims that Apple might raise the prices for the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, which could give the 14 Pro a starting price of $1,099, and the 15 Pro Max a starting price of $1,199. The iPhone 15 is expected to be priced from $799 for the base model.

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