iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus: Price, Colors, and Availability

CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA – Apple, headquartered in Cupertino, California, has just announced the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus, bringing a significant leap forward in design with a stunning matte finish on the back glass, and a new premium edge design that includes aluminum accents. Both models feature a dynamic island and an enhanced camera system designed to help users capture beautiful moments in their everyday lives. A powerful 48MP main camera enables super-high-resolution photos and introduces a new 2x telephoto option, essentially like having a third camera. The iPhone 15 lineup also introduces the next generation of portrait photography, making it easier to capture stunning details even in low light.

Built on Apple’s innovative satellite foundation, the satellite can connect users to AAA in case of car trouble while staying off the grid. With powerful, proven performance thanks to the A16 Bionic, a USB-C connector, precise Find My Friends, and industry-leading stability features, the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus represent a big leap forward.

The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will be available in five stunning new colors: pink, yellow, green, blue, and black. Pre-orders begin this Friday, September 15th, with availability starting on Friday, September 22nd.

“iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus represent a significant leap forward with exciting camera innovations, a creatively inspiring design, intelligent features, and real-world improvements like roadside assistance via satellite,” said Apple’s Vice President, Cayen Drense, for global iPhone product marketing. “This year, we’re taking the power of computational photography to new heights with a 48MP main camera, featuring a new default 24MP for super-high-resolution photos, a new 2x telephoto option, and next-gen portrait capabilities.”

A Beautiful and Durable Design with an Advanced Display in iphone 15

Featuring an enhanced display and a beautiful, durable design, the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are available in two sizes: 6.1 inches and 6.7 inches. Both models come with the innovative Dynamic Island feature, which offers a novel way to interact with important alerts and live activities. The user experience seamlessly expands to help users view the next direction on a map, control music effortlessly, and receive real-time updates on various activities like food delivery, ride-sharing, sports scores, travel plans, and much more. The Super Retina XDR display provides a stunning visual experience, perfect for viewing materials, streaming Apple Fitness+ workouts, and gaming. The peak HDR brightness has now reached up to 1600 nits, making HDR images and videos look better than ever before. When it’s sunny outside, the maximum outdoor brightness extends up to 2000 nits, doubling the brightness compared to the previous generation.

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Both models feature a refined new look designed to endure over time. For the first time in a smartphone, color fills the entire back glass, resulting in five beautiful color options. Achieving the exquisite matte finish involves a double ion-exchange process on the back glass, polishing with nano-crystals, and etching before the glass is strengthened. The aerospace-grade aluminum accent on the edges feels even better in users’ hands, and the Ceramic Shield front cover is tougher than any other smartphone glass. With water and dust resistance design and industry-leading durability features, the iPhone outperforms other smartphones and retains its value for longer periods. Moreover, the internal design allows for easy maintenance and improvements while delivering powerful, consistent performance.”

A Powerful Camera to Capture Every Moment in Super-High Resolution

Capturing every moment in super-high resolution, the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus feature an advanced camera system that assists users in capturing everyday moments and cherished memories. The 48MP main camera captures detailed photos and videos quickly, thanks to a quad-pixel sensor for rapid autofocus and 100% focus pixels. Utilizing the power of computational photography, the main camera provides users with a new 24MP super-high-resolution default, ensuring incredible image quality in an ideal file size for storage and sharing.

By seamlessly integrating hardware and software, an additional 2x telephoto option is now available for the first time on an iPhone, offering users three optical zoom levels – 0.5x, 1x, and 2x. The next-generation portrait photography in iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus offers more detailed portraits, vibrant colors, and improved low-light performance. Users can now capture portraits without switching to portrait mode. When there’s a person, pet, or when a user taps to focus, the iPhone automatically captures depth information, allowing users to transform photos into stunning portraits later on their iPhone, iPad, or Mac in the Photos app. For more creative control, users can also adjust the focus point after taking the photo.

Night time shooting has improved in Night Mode, featuring more detailed details and brighter colors, even in challenging lighting conditions. When light is bright or uneven, the new Smart HDR captures subjects and backgrounds with more realistic rendering, ensuring that photos look brighter, rich in midtones, and with deep shadows when viewed in the Photos app. This enhanced HDR rendering is also available for third-party apps, so images shared online can look even better. These enhancements benefit the 48MP main camera, ultra-wide camera, and TrueDepth front camera.

With these improvements, the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus offer an extraordinary photography experience that captures the essence of every moment. So, get ready to capture life’s moments in stunning detail with the power of the iPhone 15 camera system!”

To promote peace of mind, the iPhone 15 lineup offers essential security features. It includes critical security capabilities such as Crash Detection 3 via satellites and Emergency SOS. Currently available in 14 countries and regions across three continents, Emergency SOS via satellite has made a significant impact on users’ lives. This unprecedented safety service will be introduced in Spain and Switzerland by the end of this month.

As we build on the foundation of this next-generation satellite, the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus kickstart assistance by connecting to the satellite. Starting in the United States, when a user faces trouble while driving and cellular and Wi-Fi coverage is unavailable, they can now connect to the country’s largest roadside assistance provider, AAA. With a brief questionnaire and an intuitive interface to gather crucial details, the satellite will transmit information so that AAA can reach out to the user directly and dispatch assistance to their precise location. Satellite-assisted roadside assistance will be available for free for two years. The service is covered under an AAA membership, but it is also available separately for non-members.

Powerful Connectivity Features

The iPhone 15 lineup introduces new conveniences for charging, locating friends in busy places, and staying connected during travels. Both models use USB-C connectors, which are universally accepted for charging and transferring data, allowing users to charge iPhone, Mac, iPad, and the updated AirPods Pro (second generation) with a single cable. Users can also charge AirPods or Apple Watch directly from their iPhone using the USB-C connector. Both models support wireless charging through MagSafe and future Qi2 chargers.

iPhone 15 models continue to provide a high-quality, super-fast 5G experience for phone calls and offer improved audio quality. This includes FaceTime calls or calls made on third-party apps. Sound quality gets even better when users opt for Voice Isolation, which enhances clear and fast voice in noisy environments.

eSIM is available in iPhone 15, offering a more convenient and secure alternative to physical SIM cards, with support from more than 295 carriers. When traveling worldwide, users can stay connected to their existing carrier through cost-effective international roaming plans or purchase prepaid eSIM plans in over 50 countries and regions, including Australia, Italy, Thailand, and more.

iOS 17 Features

The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus feature iOS 17, which further personalizes and simplifies the iPhone experience with new capabilities:

The Phone app receives major updates with contact avatars, allowing users to customize how their contacts appear, and Live Voicemail, which leverages the power of A16 Bionic for real-time device transcription when someone leaves a voicemail. Users can also pick up calls even when the caller is leaving a message.

Messages receive a new Sticker experience, enhanced search, audio message transcription, and Check-In, which allows users to automatically notify friends and family with valuable location-based information on their journeys.

Standby provides users with an informative, full-screen experience designed for glancing at their iPhone when placed on a bedside table, kitchen counter, or desk, with support for Live Activities, Siri, incoming calls, and major notifications. Standby Nightstand mode is perfect for the nightstand, offering easy access to essential information.

iOS 17 delivers several other updates, including Journal, a new app that helps iPhone users practice gratitude through journaling; self-improvement and Braille enhancements; enhanced privacy in Safari for private browsing; the ability to share passwords and passkeys securely with iCloud Keychain; pet identification in Photos; and much more.

Better for the Environment

The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus have been designed with environmental considerations in mind. Apple continues to work towards its 2030 goal of making every product carbon neutral, from design to manufacturing to the customer’s use, prioritizing clean energy throughout the entire supply chain. The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus now incorporate even more recycled materials, with 100% recycled cobalt in the battery, 100% recycled tin in the main logic board, copper in the Taptic Engine, and copper in the inductive charger in MagSafe – all industry firsts for iPhones. Both models include 75% recycled aluminum in the enclosure, 100% recycled rare earth elements in all magnets, and 100% recycled gold in the USB-C connector, as well as soldering using recycled tin in several printed circuit boards. The iPhone 15 lineup meets Apple’s high standards for energy efficiency and is free of lead, PVC, and beryllium. Over 99% of the packaging is fiber-based, helping Apple get closer to its goal of eliminating plastic from its packaging by 2025.

To further minimize its impact on the planet, Apple will no longer use leather in any new Apple products, including iPhone accessories. Apple introduces a new FineWoven case with MagSafe and a FineWoven Wallet with MagSafe, both offering a soft, sophisticated feel with lasting durability, crafted from microfiber made from 68% consumer-recycled content and with significantly lower carbon emissions compared to leather.

The three iPhone 15 devices are displayed against a backdrop of two boxes, with pockets behind them.

Pricing and Availability

The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will be available in Pink, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Black colors, with storage capacities of 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. The prices will start at $799 (U.S.) or $33.29 (U.S.) per month and $899 (U.S.) or $37.45 (U.S.) per month, respectively.

Apple offers fantastic ways to save and upgrade your latest iPhone. In the U.S., customers can receive a credit of $200 to $650 (U.S.) when they trade in an iPhone 11 or newer model, and they can upgrade to the iPhone 15 or iPhone 15 Plus either online at the Apple Store or in person at an Apple Store location. To see what your device is worth and for terms and conditions, visit apple.com/shop/trade-in.

For customers in the United States who trade in select American carrier devices, they could get an iPhone 15 for as little as $0 (U.S.) per month. For eligibility requirements and more details, check out apple.com/shop/buy-iphone/carrier-offers.

Customers in over 40 countries and regions, including Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, the UAE, the UK, and the U.S., can pre-order the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus starting this Friday, September 15th at 5:00 a.m. PDT, with availability beginning on Friday, September 22nd.

The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will also be available starting September 29th in Macao, Malaysia, Turkey, Vietnam, and 17 other countries and regions.

With MagSafe, the FineWoven Wallet and FineWoven Case will be available for both iPhone 15 models in five new colors at $59 (U.S.): Black, Top, Mulberry, Tranquil Blue, and Evergreen. In addition to the Clear Case for iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus, available for $49 (U.S.), there will be a new Silicone Case with MagSafe in Black, Stormy Blue, Clay, Light Pink, Guava, Orange Sherbet, and Cool Blue, also for $49 (U.S.).

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