All Frequently Asked Questions About iPhone 15

On 12th September 2023, Apple launched their iPhone 15 series. And this year, Apple made some major changes in their 15 series.

Now, I know you’re bursting with questions about these shiny new gadgets. Well, guess what? I’ve got your back.

In this blog, I’ll be your friendly guide, answering all those burning questions about the iPhone 15.

So, whether you’re planning to get your hands on one or just curious about it, keep reading because I’ve got the answers you need, whether you’re curious about the display, cameras, design, battery, or processor. So, let’s unravel the iPhone 15 together!

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iPhone 15 Design

The non pro iPhone 15 is available in five new colours: pink, yellow, green, blue, and black.
The iPhone 15 has a Aluminum design, Ceramic Shield front and Color-infused glass back.
A case designed for the standard iPhone 14 will not fit the standard iPhone 15 due to slight differences in their dimensions. The iPhone 14 has a height of 5.78 inches, a width of 2.81 inches, and a depth of 0.31 inches, whereas the iPhone 15 has a height of 5.81 inches, a width of 2.82 inches, and a depth of 0.31 inches.
Although the iPhone 15 comes with Ceramic Shield protection in front and Color-infused glass in back, still it to be on the safe side, you should use a case on your iPhone 15. It will protect the phone from scratches.
The iPhone 15 display features rounded corners (iPhone 14 had sharp corners) that follow a beautiful curved design. These corners are within the bounds of a standard rectangle when measured as such.
The iPhone 13, iPhone 14, and iPhone 15 all feature a 6.1-inch OLED display panel. However, while the iPhone 13 and 14 have a notch, the iPhone 15 benefits from the Dynamic Island upgrade and boasts slightly curved edges, making it more comfortable to hold.
No, the iPhone 15 does not scratch easily because it comes with a colour-infused glass back and Ceramic Shield protection at front but still it is recommended to use a case.
The iPhone 15 has an Aluminium design, Ceramic Shield protection at front and Colour-infused glass protection at back.
The weight of the iPhone 15 is 171 g (6.03 oz) which is just 1 gram lighter than te previous iPhone 14.
The iPhone 15 is splash, water, and dust resistant. It is tested under controlled laboratory conditions and have received an IP68 rating according to the IEC standard 60529, indicating they can withstand being submerged up to a maximum depth of 6 meters for up to 30 minutes. However, it's important to note that splash, water, and dust resistance are not permanent conditions, and their resistance may decrease due to normal wear.
Yes, there are some design changes in the iPhone 15 compare to the previous year iPhone 14. 1. The iPhone 15 has a dynamic island. 2. It has slightly curved edges compare to the iPhone 14, so it is more comfortable to hold. 3. The iPhone 15 has a color infused back glass which is better than iPhone 14 glossy back glass.
The iPhone 15's back glass features a color-infused finish with a frosted matte texture, which prevents fingerprint marks from appearing on the back.
Apple introduced the Action button only for the pro 15 models, there is no action button there in the 15 and 15 plus models.
Yes, the 15 Pro models are made of Titanium design, Ceramic Shield protection at front and Textured matt glass at back. Whereas the iPhone 15 Plus's back glass features a color-infused finish with a frosted matte texture and has an aluminum body.

iPhone 15 Display

The new iPhone 15 comes with a 6.1 inch Super Retina XDR display.
iPhone 15 has the Super Retina XDR display which uses the OLED technology.
Yes, the iPhone 15 series comes with a Dynamic Island as it was there in the previous iPhone 14 Pro models.
The iPhone 15 comes with a 2556 x 1179 pixels, 461 PPI resolution.
The iPhone 15 boasts a peak HDR brightness of 1600 nits, with outdoor brightness capable of reaching an astonishing 2000 nits. In contrast, the previous iPhone 14 offered only 1200 nits of brightness.
The iPhone 15 still maintains the same 60 Hz refresh rate as its previous non-Pro models.
The display on the iPhone 15 has the Super Retina XDR display which uses the OLED technology.
Yes, the iPhone 15's display is HDR compatible, which means you can stream HDR content on your iPhone 15, and it can also play HDR10 content.
The iPhone 15 Color Gamut is an accurate match to the DCI-P3 Standard Color Gamut.
The regular iPhone 15 doesn't have an always-on display. Only the Pro models has the Always on Display feature.
Ceramic Shield glass is used in the iPhone 15 that offers impressive scratch resistance compared to previous iPhone models. In everyday use, the iPhone 15’s screen can still accumulate minor scratches
Yes, there are two major improvements in iPhone 15's display compare to it's predictors. 1. The iPhone 15 has a Dynamic Island. 2. Peak HDR brightness now reaches up to 1600 nits and the peak outdoor brightness reaches up to 2000 nits — twice as bright as the previous generation.
Yes, you can easily use the iPhone 15 in direct sunlight without any issue because it has 2000 nits display which is very bright for a smartphone display.
Yes there is a night mode or blue light filter on the iPhone 15.
The screen to body ratio of the iPhone 15 is 19.5:9 (~86.4% screen-to-body ratio).

iPhone 15 Camera

The main camera in the iPhone 15 has a dual 48 MP + 12MP sensor, and the front camera has a 12MP f/1.9, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6", PDAF SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor).
The iPhone 14 had a dual 12 + 12MP back camera and a 12MP selfie camera, but the latest iPhone 15 comes with a 48MP back camera with f/1.6. So, it can take more sharp and accurate images than the previous iPhone 14.
There are some improvements to Night Mode in the iPhone 15, with Apple promising sharper details and more vivid colors. Additionally, the company's Smart HDR feature is now better equipped to handle uneven lighting.
Yes, the iPhone 15 has the sensor-shift OIS for it's cameras.
While Samsung offers up to 100x zoom in their smartphones, the iPhone 15 is only capable of zooming up to 5x.
Apple announced updates to Night Mode, which helps users take pictures in low-light environments. The new iPhone 15 sports a f/1.6 aperture lens, 2x telephoto option, and a new portrait camera feature.
The front facing camera resolution of the iPhone 15 is 48MP, with f/1.9, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6", PDAF SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
Yes, both the main camera and the selfie camera in the iPhone 15 supports 4k video recording in 60 FPS.
Yes, apple announced updates to night modes on their event. Now the smartphone can capture much better night shorts than the previous models.
Yes, iPhone 15 has a 2x telephoto zoom (enabled by quad-pixel sensor).
The iPhone 15 automatically detects when there's a person in the frame and captures rich depth information, allowing users to create stunning portraits either immediately or later in the Photos app.
Yes, there is action mode in iPhone 15's camera. Which means you can capture smooth hand-held video even when you're moving around a lot.
iPhone 15 definitely has a better camera than the iPhone 14, but still it is not better than the previous year iPhone 14 pro because the 14 Pro has a triple camera setup, bigger lenses and more advanced camera setup.
No, the iPhone 15 does not have a better camera than the iPhone 13 Pro. Despite the 13 Pro's 12MP rear camera, it still captures better photos and videos than the non-Pro iPhone 15 models. However, the difference between both cameras is not substantial; if you are a casual user, you may not even notice the distinction.
Yes, the iPhone 15 comes with a cinematic mode, which can capture videos on 4K@30fps.
Apple claims that their camera lenses are protected by Sapphire Crystal glass, but they can still get scratched quite easily. Therefore, we would recommend using a camera lens protector if possible.
Apple claims to have used Sapphire Crystal glass protection on their iPhone 15 camera lenses. However, there is still a possibility of scratches occurring on the lens. Therefore, using camera lens protection would be a wise decision.

iPhone 15 Battery and Charging

iPhone 15 and iPhone 14 has a same 20 hours video playback time. So, we can say that both iPhone 15 and 14 has a same battery capacity.
The iPhone 15 will feature a USB-C charging port instead of Apple's proprietary Lightning port in all their iPhone 15 models, a big thanks to EU.
According to Apple's own claims, the iPhone 15 offers a video playback time of up to 20 hours, which is the same as the iPhone 14. Therefore, the iPhone 15 does not have a better battery than the iPhone 14; both have a similar battery capacity.
No. iPhone 15 does not have a removable battery.
The iPhone 15 has a reasonably good battery that can sustain up to 20 hours of video playback and up to 80 hours of audio playback, indicating that the battery does not drain quickly.
Apple introduced reverse charging capability to the iPhone 15. Now, the iPhone 15 series users will be able to charge their AirPods and Apple Watch directly from their smartphone.
Yes, the iPhone 15 supports wireless charging, and they may be the first phones to ship with the new Qi2 magnetic wireless charging standard.
Apple's latest iPhone 15 will still take over an hour to go from zero percent charge to full. Apple says that you can charge an iPhone 15 from zero to 50% in 30 minutes using a 20W USB-C power adapter.
Apple says that you can charge an iPhone 15 from zero to 50% in 30 minutes using a 20W USB-C power adapter.

iPhone 15 Network and Connectivity

Outside of the US, all four models in the iPhone 15 series will offer support for sub-6GHz 5G frequencies. It's essential to comprehend the distinction between mmWave and sub-6GHz 5G frequencies. While mmWave frequencies deliver incredibly high speeds, they are restricted to short distances.
Yes, iPhone 15 supports 5G connectivity.
Yes, iPhone 15 works on both It will work on CDMA, GSM and LTE.
Yes, iPhone 15 supports dual SIM functionality.
The iPhone 15 has Wi-Fi 6 with 2x2 MIMO can deliver maximum speeds up to 1.2Gbps theoretically, with real-world speeds of 400-900 Mbps generally. The indoor range is around 90 feet and outdoor range up to 250 feet under ideal conditions. Real-world ranges may be lower depending on deployment.
Users can install eight or more eSIM profiles on the same iPhone and use up to two phone numbers simultaneously.
Yes, you can connect external devices and accessories to the iPhone 15. Notably, Apple has made a significant transition with the iPhone 15, shifting from its traditional Lightning connector to a USB-C port.
The data transfer speed through the iPhone 15's USB-C port is equivalent to USB 2.0 speeds. This means the speed is capped at up to 480 Mbps.

iPhone 15 Performance

The processor used in the iPhone 15 is the A16 Bionic, it was used in the previous year 14 Pro models. This powerful chip, manufactured using the 4nm process, is responsible for both the device's performance and power efficiency.
A16 Bionic chip in iPhone 15, demonstrates a noticeable improvement over the previous model's A15 Bionic chip, used in the iPhone 14. There is no specific percentage increase available, but the new A16 Bionic chip is designed to be faster and more power-efficient. Moreover, the A16 Bionic chip is said to handle machine learning tasks better due to an improved Neural Engine, which could potentially enhance performance in certain areas such as gaming, image processing, and augmented reality.
Yes, there is a performance difference between the standard iPhone 15 and the Pro models. The Pro models will have the newer and faster A17 Pro chip, while the standard model will have the previous-gen A16 Bionic. The A17 Pro is a generational leap forward, making the switch to 3nm manufacturing, so there are more transistors, more power, and better efficiency in the same die size.
Yes, you can use the iPhone 15 for resource-intensive tasks like video editing and 3D rendering. The iPhone 15 is equipped with advanced hardware and processing capabilities, including a powerful A16 Bionic chip. This chip is designed to handle demanding tasks efficiently, making it suitable for activities like video editing and 3D rendering.
Yes, Apple used some cooling technologies in their iPhone 15 including a vapor chamber, Graphite sheets and Active cooling technology.
The RAM capacity of the iPhone 15 is 6GB.
The iPhone 15 has the A16 Bionic chip. As tested by Golden ReviewerA16 Bionic earns a score of 3359 on 3DMark's WildLife Extreme test, with an efficiency of 441.1.
The iPhone 15 is undoubtedly a fantastic smartphone for gaming, but Apple don't have any dedicated gaming mode for an enhanced gaming experience, but the pro models of the 15 series have it.
Apple iPhone 15 has an overall AnTuTu score of 945,794.
Yes, the iPhone 15 is faster than the iPhone 14. It is powered by the A16 Bionic chip, which is the successor to the A15 Bionic chip in the iPhone 14. Apple claims that the A16 Bionic chip is up to 20% faster than the A15 Bionic chip in terms of CPU performance and up to 30% faster in terms of GPU performance.
The iPhone 15 comes with the latest iOS 17.

iPhone 15 in Box

The iPhone 15 box has a USB-C Charge Cable (1 m) and some Documentation.
Yes, iPhone 15 has USB type C in box.
No, iPhone 15 does not has charger in box, you have to purchase it separately.

iPhone 15 Pricing

The price of the base model of iPhone 15 (128 GB storage) in US is $799.
The price of the base model of iPhone 15 (128 GB storage) in the UK is £799.
The price of the base model of iPhone 15 (128 GB storage) in Canada is $1129 Canadian USD.
The price of the base model of iPhone 15 (128 GB storage) in Australia is A$1,499.
The price of the base model of iPhone 15 (128 GB storage) in Germany is Ab 39,54
The price of the iPhone 15 (256GB storage) in Dubai is AED 3399.
The price of the base model of iPhone 15 (128 GB storage) in India is 79999 INR.
The price of the base model of iPhone 15 (128 GB storage) in France is 969 €.
The price of the base model of iPhone 15 (128 GB storage) in R$ Brazil is 7.299
The price of the base model of iPhone 15 (128 GB storage) in China is RMB 5999

Final Thought

I tried to answer all the questions related to the iPhone 15, and I hope you can make better purchasing decisions after getting all the answers related to the phone. If there is anything I missed and you want to know more about it, let me know in the comment section, and if there is anything wrong I answered, please correct me by commenting below.

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