Apple will hold an iPhone 15 event called “Wonderlust” in California. Photo: APPLE INC HANDOUT/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock
Apple is set to unveil the latest additions to the iPhone lineup as part of an update to its flagship smartphone.
On Tuesday, the American company will present its new iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro, which will update last year's iPhone 14 phones. An update to the Apple Watch line is also expected. The iPhone maker will host a presentation called “Wonders” at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park in California.
The Telegraph tech team will be live-streaming the event tonight.
This event took place on a key moment for Apple as global demand for new smartphones fell to its lowest level in a decade. Apple is also facing its longest slump in smartphone sales since 2016, following a fall in iPhone revenue over the summer.
Here's everything you need to know about the iPhone 15 release:
When will iPhone 15 be unveiled and where can you watch it?
The iPhone 15 event will take place at 6:00 pm BST on Tuesday, September 12th, or 10:00 am EST in California. You will be able to watch the live broadcast on YouTube.
What is the release date for iPhone 15?
Each new iPhone is usually announced on Tuesday. Pre-orders will go live in the Apple Store later this week, with iPhone 15 expected to begin on Friday, September 15th. On Friday, September 22, the phone will go on sale more widely across networks.
Apple is expected to release two iPhone 15 Pro models – one regular-sized iPhone 15 Pro with a 6.1-inch display and a larger model iPhone 15 Pro Max with a 6.7-inch screen – as well as two slightly less powerful smartphones – iPhone 15 and iPhone. 15 Plus.
Supply chain analysts suggest that the iPhone 15 Pro Max release could come a little later than others, perhaps in October. Bloomberg also previously reported that Apple may rename the phone from Max to Ultra.
What are the best new features of the iPhone 15?
The new iPhone 15 will likely be a modest upgrade over previous generations of the iPhone, which was first introduced back in 2007, although all four models will undergo some changes compared to previous generations of the iPhone 15. iPhone 14 lineup.
While rival phone makers have brought back fingerprint sensors by embedding them into the phone's screen or on the back of the phone, Apple isn't expected to follow suit.
The current iPhone 14 costs £849, while the iPhone 14 Pro model starts at £1,099. Photo: AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File
The iPhone 15 lineup will also feature an updated A17 Bionic chip. The chip is expected to be the latest 3nm processor made by Taiwanese company TSMC, according to a report by Japanese newspaper Nikkei. The more efficient chip should also improve the phone's battery life.
According to Bloomberg, the Pro models will have a titanium body instead of stainless steel, which should make them more durable and lighter.
Analysts now expect all of Apple's iPhones to feature what it calls a “dynamic island” screen design. This will get rid of the “notch” at the top of older models, starting with the iPhone X. Instead, it will have an adaptive display around the camera with a hole-punch at the top of the phone.
Analysts at Nomura believe that the cameras on the entry-level iPhone 15 and 15 Plus models will be significantly upgraded, including a more powerful 48-megapixel wide-angle camera. According to analysts at Trendforce, more advanced iPhone 15 Pro models will have additional improvements: They are expected to include a periscope camera lens that can provide greater zoom. “The main event of the exhibition will be camera updates – a decisive factor that could tip the scales in favor of potential buyers,” analysts say.
Renders leaked by 9to5Mac suggest that all this camera hardware will result in an even bigger “bulge” on the back of the phone. The glass screen will also curve slightly at the edges. Several reports also claim that the current mute button on the side of the phone will be replaced with a more versatile “action” button that can be programmed to perform different functions.
The company's software is expected to be iOS 17, the latest update operating system of the iPhone, will be released in time for the launch of iPhone 15. Some new features include a journal app, which Apple describes as a “new app for writing and remembering.”
How will the charging cable change for the iPhone 15?
Perhaps the most The big change people will notice is the new cable and charging port.
iPhone 15 will use a USB-C cable thanks to EU law Photo: JULIEN VARNAND /EPA-EFE/Shutterstock
Apple was forced stop using your own “lightning” charging cables thanks to an EU law aimed at tackling e-waste by introducing a common standard for chargers. The new rules were supposed to force Apple to make changes by 2024.
According to Bloomberg, the new iPhone will use a technology known as USB-C. European dictates forced Apple to make this transition globally, and not just limit itself to the EU.
While this type of charging port works well for quickly charging phones, it may mean that some of your old cables are no longer useful. However, some other Apple devices, such as the MacBook line, already use USB-C, and the standard is common to smartphones, including most Android devices.
What about the Apple Watch?
Apple is expected to will also use USB-C. Upgrade your Watch line to Apple Watch Series 9 with a more powerful processor. It remains to be seen whether it will also update the Apple Watch Ultra, the sportier, more rugged version first released last year.
With the transition to USB-C on Apple's iPhone, an update to the AirPod headphones is also expected. At the very least, this may lead to an update to the charging case for a new type of wire.
Apple fans will also be interested in any new details about Apple's previously teased Vision Pro virtual reality headset. summer, but it's not expected to be released until next year.
How much will the iPhone 15 cost?
We don't yet know how much the new iPhone will cost, but all signs point to it possibly getting a little more expensive. more expensive. The current iPhone 14 cost £849, while its iPhone 14 Pro model starts at £1,099. These prices made headlines last year after inflation drove up the prices of new Apple phones. The price of the iPhone 14 Pro jumped £150 over the equivalent iPhone 13 Pro, while the regular 14 version was £70 more expensive.
Barclays analysts expect the iPhone 15 range to cost more . the price is about $100 more for the iPhone 15 Pro and $100 to $200 more for the iPhone 15 Pro Max.
It remains to be seen whether inflation will cause prices to rise further.