The iPhone has taken a significant stride forward, showcasing a stunning new design that boasts a robust, vibrantly colored glass back and a sleek contoured edge. Notable enhancements include the introduction of the Dynamic Island display technology, a powerful 48MP primary camera complemented by a 2x Telephoto lens, and the adoption of a USB-C port.
The iPhone 15 Pro introduces several notable distinctions from its forerunner, the iPhone 14 Pro. Although both smartphones offer excellent features, one of them may align better with your specific needs and preferences.
A Beautiful and Durable Design with an Advanced Display
Featuring an elegant and robust design, the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are available in two display sizes: 6.1 inches and 6.7 inches. These devices introduce the Dynamic Island, a groundbreaking way to interact with important notifications and Live Activities. This seamless experience dynamically expands and adjusts, allowing users to effortlessly access features such as navigating in Maps, managing music, and, thanks to third-party app integrations, receiving real-time updates on food deliveries, ride-sharing, sports scores, travel itineraries, and more.
The Super Retina XDR display enhances the viewing experience, making it ideal for content consumption, streaming Apple Fitness+ workouts, and playing games. The peak HDR brightness has been elevated to an impressive 1600 nits, ensuring that HDR photos and videos appear more stunning than ever. Additionally, in bright sunlight, the peak outdoor brightness reaches up to 2000 nits, doubling the brightness of the previous generation for exceptional visibility.
Featuring iOS 17
The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus come equipped with iOS 17. This update brings a host of new features and enhancements, further enhancing the personalization and intuitiveness of the iPhone experience.
- The Phone app gets major updates with Contact Posters, which allows users to customize how they appear to their contacts, and Live Voicemail, which leverages the power of A16 Bionic to see real-time on-device transcription as someone leaves a voicemail. Users can even pick up the call while the caller is leaving their message.
- Messages gets a new stickers experience, more powerful search, transcription of audio messages, and Check-In, which allows users to automatically notify friends and family when they have made it to their destination safely.
- NameDrop gives users a new way to use AirDrop to more easily share contact information by simply bringing two iPhone devices together. The same gesture can be used for AirDrop content and more.
- StandBy gives users a customizable full-screen experience with glanceable information designed to be viewed from a distance when the iPhone is on its side and charging. With support for Live Activities, Siri, incoming calls, and larger notifications, StandBy is perfect for a nightstand, kitchen counter, or desk.
iOS 17 delivers many more updates, including Journal,11 a new app that helps iPhone users reflect and practice gratitude through journaling; improvements to autocorrect and Dictation; greater protection for Private Browsing in Safari; password and passkey sharing with iCloud Keychain; pet recognition in Photos; and much more.
Better for the Environment
The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus have been thoughtfully designed with a focus on environmental sustainability. Apple is committed to its 2030 goal of achieving carbon neutrality for every product, spanning from the design phase through manufacturing and customer usage. This commitment includes prioritizing clean energy throughout its supply chain and incorporating recycled and low-carbon materials into product construction.
The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus exemplify this commitment through several key features:
Increased Recycled Content: These devices incorporate higher levels of recycled materials, such as 100 percent recycled cobalt in the battery and 100 percent recycled copper in the main logic board, copper wire in the Taptic Engine, and copper foil in the inductive charger in MagSafe – all industry firsts for iPhones. Furthermore, both models contain 75 percent recycled aluminum in the enclosure, 100 percent recycled rare earth elements in all magnets, and 100 percent recycled gold in the USB‑C connector, gold plating, and tin soldering across various printed circuit boards.
Energy Efficiency: The iPhone 15 lineup adheres to Apple’s stringent energy efficiency standards and is devoid of harmful substances like mercury, PVC, and beryllium.
Eco-Friendly Packaging: Over 99 percent of the packaging is fiber-based, advancing Apple’s objective of eliminating plastic from its packaging entirely by 2025.
In an effort to further minimize its environmental footprint, Apple has decided to discontinue the use of leather in all new Apple products, including iPhone accessories. Instead, Apple introduces the FineWoven Case with MagSafe and FineWoven Wallet with MagSafe, crafted from a durable microtwill material that boasts a soft, suede-like texture. This material is composed of 68 percent post-consumer recycled content and substantially reduces carbon emissions when compared to leather, aligning with Apple’s commitment to eco-conscious design and sustainability.