APPLE’s new iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are here – and we’ve already tested them both.
The US Sun presented new devices at Apple Park headquarters.
A few hours ago Apple introduced four new iPhones – check out our Apple live blog.
The entry-level pair in the lineup was the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus.
In terms of processing power, storage and design, they are largely the same – however, the Plus model is larger at 6.7 inches rather than 6.1 inches.
Here’s what we thought:
The obvious change to the outside of the device is the larger port on the bottom.
The old Lightning port is gone – now it is replaced by USB-C.
Although this means your old Lightning cables won’t work with the iPhone 15, there are some advantages.
For example, many electronic devices now use USB-C, so you may already have cables at home.
Apple already offers the ports on its iPad and MacBook.
And Android phones also often use them.
So you’ll find that you can use an increasingly common cable for more of your devices.
It seems inconceivable that the new pink iPhone wasn’t inspired by the Barbie movie, but we’ll never know for sure.
Regardless, it’s a great addition to the range and looks fabulous in real life.
Of course, there are a few other options including blue, green, yellow and black.
All colors look great and the black option remains for those who prefer a safer paint finish.
A16 Bionic chip
The iPhone 15 is equipped with the A16 Bionic chip.
If this sounds familiar, it’s because the same chip was used in last year’s iPhone 14 Pro models.
It’s a very powerful chipset, meaning your iPhone 15 will be faster than an iPhone 14.
And it also handles gaming graphics better.
On the way
There is also a new feature called Satellite Roadside Assistance.
This allows the iPhone to connect to a satellite and relay your location to AAA in the US.
This means that even if you are out of cell phone range, you can contact roadside assistance and receive assistance with your vehicle.
The iPhone 14 has some handy upgrades, including a more effective camera that performs better in low light.
USB-C is a brilliant addition and will make your life easier in the long run.
And it means now is a good time to upgrade, as Apple probably won’t be changing its ports for a long time.
I’m also really pleased that Dynamic Island has been expanded beyond the Pro models, replacing the notch at the top of the iPhone.
This means that previously unused storage space can now provide important information from your favorite apps.
It’s still too early to say exactly whether the iPhone 15 is worth its $799/£799 price tag.
You’ll have to wait for The Sun’s full review in the coming days.