iPhone 15 series price in India, release date, and more will be revealed in just a few hours from now. The Cupertino tech giant is holding its ‘Wonderlust’ event on Tuesday, September 12th. The event will see the launch of the iPhone 15 models, which is widely believed to include the vanilla iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max. There are rumours about an iPhone 15 Ultra model as well. One of the biggest changes to look forward to is the shift from Lightning to USB-C port. Let’s take a quick look at the iPhone 15’s release date, rumoured price in India, specifications, and more.
iPhone 15 launch event date, release date
Apple iPhone 15 launch event, called ‘Wonderlust’, is set to take place on Tuesday, September 12th at 10:30 PM IST.
The new iPhones, at least the standard models are expected to go on sale in the US (and possibly in India) from September 22nd.
iPhone 15 series rumoured price
iPhone 15 price could start at $799 (roughly around Rs 65,981) as per a Barclays analyst. The highest-end variant could carry a price tag of $1299 (roughly Rs 1,06,500).
iPhone 15 series design
The iPhone 15 is tipped to feature one of the biggest design changes. As per reports, all the models in the iPhone 15 series will ditch Apple’s proprietary Lightning port and instead opt for a USB Type-C charging solution.
This move could be in place to comply with the European Union’s mandate to implement USB-C across all electronic devices sold in the region which Apple may have to consider seriously while making it put USB-C on all iPhones irrespective of the country.
Besides that, regular iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus both may carry the same transfer speeds as current lightning iPhones, while the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max could come with faster speeds to have a differentiating factor.
Coming to the side frame, rumour has it that the iPhone 15 Pro models may feature solid-state volume and power buttons, similar to the home button found on iPhone SE and other iPhones before 2017. The concept here is to replicate the effect and functionality of the Force Touch feature of the trackpad on MacBooks.
The iPhone 15 series is also tipped to feature curved side frames, something similar to the iPhone 5C along with a titanium frame and body.
Also, the placement of the power and volume buttons could be a bit lower than their position on the precursors. Speaking of buttons, the Ring/Silent Switch is also rumoured to be replaced with an Action Button.
The iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max could get Titan Gray colour and ditch the Gold colour. The special colour this time around could be Dark Blue. There’s been some chatter around a green-coloured iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus too. Even the USB-C cables could come in with matching colours to the phone.
iPhone 15 series specifications (expected)
The iPhone 15 lineup is expected to retain the same display sizes across all the iPhones.
This means the standard iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro should have a 6.1-inch display while the iPhone 15 Plus and iPhone 15 Pro Max may carry 6.7-inch displays.
Furthermore, to enhance the display experience, the non-Pro iPhone 15 models may carry the pill-shaped Dynamic Island introduced with the iPhone 14 Pro series instead of the ageing notch.
Unfortunately, Apple may once again reserve the high refresh rate (ProMotion) and Always-On Display support for just the Pro models in the iPhone 15 lineup.
As for the optics on the iPhone 15 lineup, Apple may have no plans to bring significant hardware upgrades to the cameras, especially since it introduced a bunch of new sensors on the iPhone 14 series including a 48MP primary lens on the Pro models.
However, there is chatter about this main camera on the iPhone 15 Pro Max sporting an “almost 1-inch” camera sensor.
Also, owing to image sensor readiness, the top-end iPhone model with the “most advanced camera system” could get pushed to October.
The performance side of things on the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max could be taken care of by the yet-to-be-announced Apple A17 Bionic while the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus may run on the A16 Bionic found on the iPhone 14 Pro.
Utilising previous generations’ chipsets on the standard iPhone 15 variants allows Apple to differentiate the Pro from the non-Pro models.
Now coming back to the Apple A17, the company’s chip manufacturer, TSMC is said to use a 3nm process to develop the chipset that will result in better battery efficiency and provide a performance boost by 10 to 15 percent over the current chip.
Apple could once again pack in Qualcomm-made modem chips for mobile connectivity across all the iPhone 15 models.
The vanilla iPhone 15 could bear a 3,877mAh battery (18 per cent bigger). The iPhone 15 Plus could ship with a 4,912mAh battery (13.6 per cent bigger), the iPhone 15 Pro with a 3,650mAh battery (14.1 per cent bigger), and the iPhone 15 Pro Max with a 4,852mAh battery (10.9 per cent bigger).
Among other things, there are rumours that the iPhone 15 series will be coming with upgraded UWB (Ultra Wide Band) for better connectivity with the Apple Vision headset.
iPhone 15 will be manufactured in India
Apple has reportedly begun assembling the iPhone 15 at Foxconn’s Sriperumbudur plant in Tamil Nadu. Its other manufacturing partners are Wistron and Pegatron and it could start some of the iPhone 15 assembly in these facilities too.
Also, in related news, an Apple device supposedly the iPhone 15 has been spotted on the BIS certification site in India.
So, as the Apple Wonderlust event is right around the corner, it shouldn’t be long before we have confirmation on many of these rumours and speculation.