Apple is all set to launch the iPhone 15 series, Apple Watch Series 9, and the Apple Watch Ultra 2 at its ‘Wonderlust' event tomorrow on September 12. And this year, the iPhone 15 series is being touted as representative of a massive change in terms of adopting USB-C as the standard port—replacing the decade-old Lightning connector.
We are giving five reasons why one should look out for this mega launch:
It is said that Apple which debuted with Dynamic Island- with iPhone 14 last year, is likely to continue with the same design with iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus as well as the Pro models. This means the new iPhone 15 series could have all the phones looking same at least from the front.
No Lightning port, USB-C to debut on iPhone
The iPhone 15 Pro lineup will include an upgraded USB-C port that features faster USB 3.2 or Thunderbolt 3 transfer speeds. It is said to be the first iPhone to ditch the Lightning port in favour of USB-C. This would be a welcome change for many users, as USB-C is the standard port for most other devices.
Big camera bump
The iPhone 15 is expected to have a major upgrade to its camera system. According to reports, the standard iPhone 15 will have an upgraded 48MP camera while the Pro Max will get a new periscope telephoto lens.
The iPhone 15 and iPhone Plus models are expected to feature a new 48MP Sony image sensor, a significant upgrade from the 12MP main camera on the iPhone 14. According to analyst Jeff Pu, Apple will use stacked CMOS sensor technology that can capture more light and produce better images.
iPhone 15 Pro Max, according to several claims, could receive a periscope zoom offering 6x optical zoom- a significant increase over the iPhone 14 Pro. The Pro Max is said to come with a Sony IMX903 image sensor which will likely be 1/1.14 inches in size. That would make it the largest image sensor ever seen in an iPhone.
iPhone 15 Pro models could get the A17 chipset while the standard iPhone 15 and 15 Plus could get an improved version of A16. A rumour report suggests that Apple could boost the capacity of RAM in iPhone 15. According to a TrendForce report, the Pro models could get 8GB RAM while the standard ones could get faster RAM but sticking to same 6GB RAM capacity.
New Action button
Apple is said to kill the physical mute button in Pro models this time and instead install a customisable action button. The fourth iOS 17 beta update to developers has code snippets revealing that it could have nine key roles to play in iPhone 15 Pro's smooth run.
In addition to that the iPhone 15 is said to have a titanium frame. This would make the phone more durable and resistant to scratches and dents. Second the phones could see a significant battery improvement.