Ending the long wait, the iPhone 15 series debuted last night in the worldwide market. A total of four models have been launched – iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. These flagship smartphones are the successors to the iPhone 14 series. The base model (iPhone 15) offers several new features and upgrades over its predecessor (iPhone 14). The design of the device has been tweaked and will be available with new colour options. iPhone 15 has better-quality cameras, an A16 Bionic chipset and a USB Type-C charging port.
The new handset comes with a next-generation ultra-wide-band chip and also supports the functionality of sending emergency SOS messages via satellite feature. Despite offering so many new features, the iPhone 15’s price remains the same as its predecessor. You should buy the 15th-generation iPhone or not? Read our article to get answers to these questions.
The price of the Apple iPhone 15 model with 128 GB storage variant is 79,900 Rs. The higher 256 GB and 512 GB storage options have been launched at 89,900 Rs. and 1,09,900 Rs. respectively. The colour variations are Black, Green, Blue, Yellow and Pink. Apple iPhone 14 was launched in India at 79,900 Rs. This price is for the base model of the phone with 128 GB storage. Besides, the 256 GB and 512 GB storage options were priced at 89,900 Rs. and 1,09,900 Rs. respectively. It is available in five colour options – Midnight, Blue, Starlight, Purple and Red.
Display and Sensors
The Apple iPhone 15 model launched with a frosted glass back panel. The device has a 6.1-inch Retina XDR OLED display, which offers 2,000 nits peak brightness. The special feature of the device is a dynamic island on the top of the display. iPhone 14 was launched with an aerospace-grade aluminium frame. The iPhone 14 model comes with a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display with 1200 nits peak brightness and supports Dolby Vision. The iPhone 15 model weighs 171 grams and the iPhone 14 model weighs 172 grams.
Processor, OS, Ram and Storage
The newly launched Apple iPhone 15 model has an A16 Bionic processor based on a 4nm processing node. Note that this processor was limited to the iPhone 14 series ‘Pro’ models that arrived in 2022. The latest iOS 17 is pre-loaded as an operating system. It will be available with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB/ 256GB/ 512GB storage. For performance, the iPhone 14 model uses an A15 Bionic processor based on a 5nm processing node. It runs on the latest iOS 16 operating system. The Apple device comes with up to 6GB of RAM and a maximum of 512GB of storage.
The Apple iPhone 15 model comes with several camera upgrades compared to its predecessor. The phone features a dual rear camera setup with dual-LED flash. There is a 48-megapixel Sony sensor as the primary camera. Again a supporting camera includes a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens. A 12-megapixel selfie camera is on the front of the device. The optical zoom range of the iPhone 15’s rear camera is 4x. Apple iPhone 14 comes with a dual rear camera setup. These cameras have a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide sensor. The LED flashlight is placed inside the camera module. It has a 12-megapixel front camera. The optical zoom range of the iPhone 14’s rear camera is 2x.
Battery and Charging
Apple iPhone 15 uses a 3,877 mAh capacity lithium-ion battery for power backup. This battery will support fast charging via USB Type-C port, 15W MagSafe wireless and 7.5W Qi wireless charging. The battery can be charged up to 50% in just 30 minutes of charging. The iPhone 14 model has a 3,279mAh capacity battery, which supports 20W fast charging, 15W MagSafe charging and 7.5W Qi wireless charging. The charger can charge the device up to 50% in just 30 minutes of charging.
iPhone 15 is supported with eSIM only. iPhone 14 includes a physical SIM slot. However, both new-generation iPhone models will support 5G connectivity.