Apple’s iPhone 15 series: What we know before the big reveal

Sep 9, 2023, 11:26 AM UTC
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Apple's iPhone 15 series: What we know before the big reveal
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As the clock ticks down to Apple‘s annual September event, the grapevine has been buzzing non-stop with juicy tidbits about the much-anticipated iPhone 15 series. But there’s a twist in the tale: Bloomberg just dropped a bombshell with a last-minute report, claiming to have the inside scoop on everything about the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max. The curtain officially lifts on September 12, 2023, but we’re here to spill the beans ahead of time!

While Bloomberg‘s report is pretty darn detailed, we’re not entirely sure how much of it is based on rock-solid insider info and how much is good ol’ speculation. But hey, that’s what makes this so exciting, right?

One thing seems pretty certain — Apple’s sticking to its four-model iPhone lineup. So, for all the rumors about a fifth model or an “Ultra” version of the Pro Max, looks like we’re keeping it classic with four flavors to choose from. Apple’s got something for everyone, as always.

Now, here’s where it gets interesting. The new buzzword is the “U2” ultrawideband chip. It’s a major upgrade from the U1 chip we saw back in 2019. Apple’s plan? Not just slapping it on the new iPhones but also sprinkling it across their other devices. While they’re keeping the U2 chip’s superpowers under wraps, it’s likely to supercharge location-based features and open up a whole new world of possibilities.

If you’ve been holding out for a universal charging dream, you’re in luck! Apple’s ditching the Lightning port and making the switch to good ol’ USB-C across the entire iPhone 15 lineup. It’s all about embracing industry standards and making life easier for all of us with a drawer full of USB-C cables.

The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will run on the A16 Bionic processor, promising the usual speed boost. But here’s the twist — they’ll also feature the mysterious “Dynamic Island.” Details are hazy, but it’s set to elevate your user experience with smarter power management and beefed-up AI.

In the fashion department, the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus are keeping it familiar with aluminum sides and glass backs, plus the same screen sizes. But the Pro models? They’re going for a titanium chassis with a brushed finish, ditching the steel frame. Not only does this make them sturdier, but they’re also shedding about 10% of their weight.

Under the hood, the Pro models are getting the A17 Bionic chip, built on a cutting-edge 3-nanometer process. This translates to more oomph in performance and even better battery life.

The regular iPhone 15 models are trading their 12-megapixel main camera for a jaw-dropping 48-megapixel. That’s a significant upgrade, putting them on par with last year’s Pro models. And speaking of the Pros, they’re getting a camera boost too, with new telephoto and ultrawide lenses. Hold your breath — the iPhone 15 Pro Max is stepping up its game with an upgraded hardware zoom lens for even better snaps and videos.

We’re just days away from Apple’s grand reveal on September 12, 2023. That’s when we’ll get the full lowdown on the iPhone 15 series, including prices.

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