Attention all tech enthusiasts and those seeking an upgrade: Apple has just unveiled the highly anticipated new iPhone 15 and next-generation watches.
Customers can start their pre-orders from Friday, September 15 at 4pm UAE time.
About the new iPhone 15
There will be four different models available: iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and the iPhone 15 Pro Max.
iPhone Pro and iPhone Pro Max will be available in natural, blue, white and black titanium in in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB storage capacities. iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will be available in pink, yellow, green, blue, and black in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage capacities.
The all-new iPhone Pro and iPhone Pro Max will be the first ever iPhones to feature an aerospace‑grade titanium design. Titanium is one of the best strength‑to‑weight ratios of any metal, making these the lightest Pro models ever.
One of the most significant changes tipped in the iPhone 15 series is the transition from Apple’s proprietary Lightning port to a USB Type-C port, and the Dynamic Island is going to be available for the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus in addition to the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max.
As for the camera, the standard iPhone 15 models will sport a 48-megapixel rear camera. On the other hand, the Pro Max model is anticipated to feature a more prominent camera module, housing periscope lenses that enable optical zoom of up to 5-6x, alongside other accompanying sensors.
In terms of design, the standard and 15 Plus models will retain their familiar appearance but come with noteworthy enhancements and incorporate the powerful Bionic A16 chip featured in the iPhone 14 Pro line. On the other hand, the Pro models are anticipated to utilize Apple’s cutting-edge A17 chip.
A new ‘action button‘ is set to debut, replacing the mute switch, and offering the flexibility to be programmed for a range of functions, such as silent mode control, flashlight activation and focus mode engagement.
The standard iPhone 15 will ditch the notch in favour of a punch-hole display. The Pro and Pro Max models will come with a new display technology called low-injection pressure over-molding, which can significantly reduce the border size, according to reports.
Noteworthy enhancements are expected for the iPhone 15 models, particularly in their battery capacity. The standard iPhone 15 is anticipated to feature a 3,877mAh battery, while the iPhone 15 Plus is speculated to house an even larger 4,912mAh battery. These improvements represent a significant advancement over the battery capacities of their respective predecessors, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus.
How much will the iPhone 15 cost in the UAE?
Below are the prices for the new iPhone 15 models:
- iPhone 15: starting from Dhs3,399
- iPhone 15 Plus: starting from Dhs3,799
- iPhone 15 Pro: starting from Dhs4,299
- iPhone 15 Pro Max: starting from Dhs5,099
Alternatively, you have the option to trade in your current or old iPhone, allowing you to save money on your next purchase.
What’s the reason behind the price increase for the iPhone 15 Pro Max? The main differentiator is its exclusive new periscope zoom camera. This module is expected to double the 3x optical zoom capability of the iPhone 14 Pro Max, reaching up to 6x, making it more costly to produce. Additionally, both Pro models will shift from stainless steel to titanium chassis, offering lighter and more durable construction, but incurring a significantly higher cost.
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