In the coming weeks, just like in early September each year, Apple is getting ready to launch a new series of iPhones. Specially, they’re planning to reveal four versions of the iPhone 15, although the exact name isn’t confirmed yet. It’s also very likely that they’ll announce improvements for the Apple Watch.
While doubt remains regarding new iPads and AirPods, there’s a possibility that Apple could reveal something unexpected, a common event for them. Although unofficial until Apple’s confirmation, many rumors and reports provide a clear quick look of this year’s expected offerings.
Apple’s September Event
The Apple event is set for Tuesday, September 12th. Just as usual, Apple tends to introduce its new iPhones in early September, and this year is following that pattern.
Invitations for the event were sent out two weeks beforehand. The event will start at 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET) and is expected to last around an hour, similar to past events. You can watch the event live on Apple’s website and YouTube.
The Dynamic Island might become a standard feature on all four versions of the iPhone 15 Last year, Apple surprised everyone by introducing the Dynamic Island to the iPhone, which cleverly turns the notch area into a versatile element of the screen.
However, the Dynamic Island was only available on the Pro models, making the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus less interesting in comparison. This could change this year.
Reports suggest that all four upcoming iPhone models the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and potentially the iPhone 15 Pro Max (which might be called Ultra) will feature the Dynamic Island.
Innovation and Changes in New iPhone 15 Models
Furthermore, the new iPhones will share similarities with last year’s models, but with some differences. These include a new “action” button, slightly more curved front glass, and a titanium frame for the Pro models. The “action” button is engaging because it will offer users more ways to set up custom commands, replacing the traditional mute switch.
And a significant change is in the works: There’s strong evidence, including Apple’s own hints, that this year’s new iPhones will have USB-C ports instead of Lightning. This marks a departure from the previous charging standard.
Other improvements include new A17 chips (for the Pro models only), a telephoto camera with a periscope-style design on the iPhone 15 Pro Max, faster charging speeds, and overall enhancements to the cameras on all the new models.
Naturally, the launch of the iPhone 15 will coincide with the release of iOS 17, which is currently available in beta.
Normally, Apple’s iPhones become available about a week after they are announced. However, this year might be different, with indications that the iPhone 15 Pro Max could be released a few weeks later than the other models.
Apple’s upcoming September event will likely introduce four iPhone 15 versions and possibly Apple Watch updates. The event on September 12th can be watched live. New features include extending the Dynamic Island to all models, an “action” button, USB-C ports, A17 chips, better cameras, and iOS 17. The iPhone 15 Pro Max release might be delayed.