iPhone 15 release date
- Sources are in agreement over potential September launch dates
- Actual shipping dates will likely come a week or so later
The launch of Apple's iPhone 15 line is just around the corner, with the company all but certain to unveil the next generation of its best iPhones in September 2023.
All manner of rumors surrounding the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max have been swirling ever since the iPhone 14 line launched last year, but we're now seeing plenty of consistent leaks concerning the specs, pricing and availability of all four phones.
We've also heard that an iPhone 15 Ultra could be arriving in place of the Pro Max iPhone this year, and although that rumor has since lost traction, some last-minute iPhone 15 leaks suggest that Apple's first Ultra-branded iPhone could still release in 2023.
iPhone 15 price
Naturally, we don’t yet know the price of the iPhone 15, but we can make an educated guess at the figure using a combination of rumors and the launch prices of the iPhone 14:
- 128GB: $799 / £849 / AU$1,339
- 256GB: $899 / £959 / AU$1,579
- 512GB: $1,099 / £1,179 / AU$1,899
Initially, we expected the iPhone 15 to match the iPhone 14 in price, with a starting price of $799 / £849 / AU$1,339 looking likely. Recently, however, analysts have predicted that the iPhone 15 will cost more than the iPhone 14, owing to increased production costs on Apple's part.
iPhone 15 colors
Going by rumors and previous iPhone models, Apple will likely offer five iPhone 15 colors at launch. We've heard much talk about a green iPhone 15 and a pink iPhone 15, but any of the six shades listed below could make the cut:
- Cyan / Green
- Light blue
- Product (RED)
The iPhone 15 Pro and the iPhone 15 Pro Max will most likely be offered in a different selection of shades to the iPhone 15, but in the same colors as each other. We're expecting four different color options in total:
- Dark red
- Graphite, Space Gray, or Space Black
Incidentally, reports also suggest that every iPhone 15 model will come with a color-matched braided USB-C cable. The use of braiding should make these cables more durable to the rigors of long-term use, as well as better retain their colors. You can read more about the potential benefits of Apple's transition to USB-C, specifically, further down this article.
iPhone 15 screen size
- Will likely use the same 6.1-inch Super XDR OLED display
- Every model expected to get the Dynamic Island
The latter sports a 6.1-inch Super XDR OLED display that offers a 2532 x 1170 pixel resolution, and rumors suggest the iPhone 15 will follow suit. However, the iPhone 15 is all but certain to inherit the Dynamic Island – Apple’s fancy screen cutout – from the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, which should give the phone a more premium feel.
iPhone 15 design
- All four models could get iPhone 11-style curved edges
- iPhone 15 rumored to feature textured matte glass rear panel
- USB-C charging ports expected
iPhone 15 camera
- Will likely ship with a 48MP main sensor
- Might use a different 48MP sensor to the Pro models