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The iPhone 15 is official — and it has something I’ve waited years for


A stylized Apple logo on a black background for Apple's Peek Performance event on March 8, 2022.

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Apple has just made it official at its big September 2023 event: the highly anticipated iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are here. After months of rumors and speculation, Apple has finally announced the newest models of its flagship smartphone.


  • New Colors
  • Camera upgrades
  • USB-C and Dynamic Island
  • Prices and release

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Both the Apple iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus feature slightly improved features over their predecessors, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus. The phones come in lots of new colors that are sure to please. There’s also a great new 48MP main camera alongside new camera features.

The new phone comes with the A16 Bionic chip that was found on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.


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New Colors


This year’s iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus come in five colors: black, light blue, green, yellow, and pink.

Camera upgrades

There’s been some significant camera upgrades made on this year’s flagship iPhone. Both the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus include a 48MP main camera for the first time.

USB-C and Dynamic Island

As anticipated, the latest iPhone model now features a USB-C connector instead of a Lightning connector. This change is expected to improve the speed of wired connections in general. Additionally, the entry-level versions of the iPhone now come with Dynamic Island, a feature that was previously only available on last year’s iPhone 14 Pro lineup. The new display found on the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus provides 2,000 nits brightness, with the case offering a texture matte finish.

Prices and release

The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus start at $799 and $899, respectively.

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