Apple has just announced its latest iPhone, the iPhone 15. The vanilla model of the iPhone 15 comes with a number of upgrades over its predecessor, the iPhone 14.

One of the biggest changes is the new Dynamic Island display, which though present on the iPhone 14 Pro-series, was absent on the vanilla 14 of last year. Now, Dynamic Island is available across all four models of Apple’s 15 including the vanilla iPhone 15.

Standard iPhone 15 side-by-side with the older standard iPhone 14

Also, the 6.1-inch compact display now has a better screen-to-body ratio, since the bezels on all four corners are more minimal. In addition to this, the phone is also now super brighter than its predecessor, since the brightness can not peak at 2000 nits, up from the 1200 nits of peak brightness on the older vanilla iPhone 14.

Moving on to the hardware. The iPhone 15 gets it processing power from Apple’s A16 Bionic chip, which is said to be up to 20% faster than the A15 Bionic chip in the iPhone 14.

In the camera department, the iPhone 15 now has a 48-megapixel main camera, up from the 12-megapixel camera on the iPhone 14, while retaining the same 13-megapixel ultrawide sensor. This camera setup brings a new Cinematic mode, which allows users to record videos with a shallow depth of field.

Last but not least, say bye-bye to Apple’s proprietary Lightning USB connector. It is now replaced by a standard USB Type-C 2.0 interface, with DisplayPort support.

Here are the key specifications of the iPhone 15:

  • Display: 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display with up to 2000 nits of brightness
  • Processor: A16 Bionic chip
  • RAM: — GB / Storage: 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB
  • Rear cameras: 48MP main camera, 12MP ultrawide camera
  • Front camera: 12MP TrueDepth camera
  • Battery: — mAh with 15W MagSafe wireless charging and 7.5W Qi wireless charging
  • Operating system: iOS 17
  • Connectivity: 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.3, standard USB Type-C 2.0
  • Dimensions: 147.6 x 71.6 x 7.8 mm / Weight: 171 grams

The iPhone 15 will be available for pre-order starting on September 16, and it will be released on September 22. The starting price for the iPhone 15 is $799.

For charging, it supports up to 15W MagSafe wireless charging that can be attached and detached using magnetic force, and Qi wireless charging up to 7.5W. The iPhone 15 will be available in black, blue, green, yellow, and pink.

The standard iPhone 15 is a significant upgrade over the standard iPhone 14, and it offers several new features and improvements. If you wish to own Apple’s latest smartphone, but without spending much, the vanilla iPhone 15 is the way to go.

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Stephen is the Editor-in-Chief @DroidAfrica. His work on DroidAfrica is born out of pure passion for tech, especially as it relates to smartphones.


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