Apple has not banished the Plus model but updated it with the latest tech. Both, the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus get the Dynamic Island, a 48MP main camera and a USB Type-C connector. These changes are grabbed from last year’s Pro models barring the USB Type-C connector which is now a standard for all 15 series iPhones.
Starting with the price, the Apple iPhone 15 and Apple iPhone 15 Plus start from ₹79900 and ₹89900 respectively. These are available in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage capacities dressed in pink, yellow, green, blue, and black. These will be available in India from September 22 and pre-order starts from September 15. On track with the international markets this time, eh?
Like last year’s Pro models, the base models get Dynamic Island to get some cool-looking notifications and alerts around the front camera. This pill-shaped island is surrounded by the Super Retina XDR display with a peak HDR brightness of up to 1600 nits and can go even up to 2000 nits if you find yourself running under the Sun.
Speaking of running, there’s a second-generation Ultra Wideband chip which will let you find another iPhone 15 or Apple Watch S9 with three times the range as before. And speaking of range, the 48MP main camera can now do 2x optical zoom with near telephoto quality. This is very similar to what we saw with last year’s Pro models but this camera has a different aperture and for the first time the base iPhones get 2x zoom as well. Apple says the camera can also do really fast focus thanks to 100% Focus Pixels. By default, the main camera will give you a new 24MP super-high-resolution photograph size default (that 128GB storage is looking even more silly now, eh?). There’s also a 12MP Ultra-Wide camera. Both these cameras do better HDR and Portrait shots.
At the heart of it all is the A16 Bionic processor snatched from last year’s Pro models. You can read our iPhone 14 Pro Max review for the performance details. Spoiler alert, it’s a banger! That’s pretty much what’s new with the Apple iPhone 15 and 15 Plus. Oh, and the USB Type-C supports USB 2 speeds… so, it’s the same speed as the Lightning Port!