Apple gave the world its first look at its new iPhone 15 during Tuesday’s annual September product event.
The sleek device has a textured matte finish, a ceramic shield and supports USB-C charging.
Apple said that USB-C charging cables are coming to both its iPhone 15 and the charging case of its AirPods Pro devices, allowing the use of the same charging cables already used for iPads and Macs.
iPhone 15 has a 6.1-inch display and 100 percent recycled cobalt in the battery amid a global smartphone slump and problems with sales in China.
The iPhone 15 prices start at $799 and $899 for the iPhone 15 Plus.
Apple gave the world its first look at its new iPhone 15 during its annual September product event. Vice President of iPhone Product Marketing Kaiann Drance took the stage to show off the new iPhone 15
The most significant upgrade is the Dynamic Island added to the flagship smartphone, previously only available with the high-end iPhone 14 Plus
iPhone 15 is said to have a larger battery, but Apple did not provide specific details.
Apple also announced its new Apple Watch Series 9 Tuesday, which features a touchless ability to answer calls and snooze alarms – users tape their index and thumb together to perform these tasks.
It uses machine learning to detect tiny changes in blood flow when the user taps their fingers together, freeing up the other hand for other tasks like walking a dog or holding a cup of coffee, said Apple Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams.
The Series 9 was designed with the tech giant’s most powerful chip – the S9-Chp – that is twice as fast as the one introduced in 2022.
Along with a new device, Apple announced innovative features, including Name Drop between the devices and the ability to sync your Watch with a Home Pod.
.The new smartphone is available in six colors, including a new pink hue
The iPhone 15 also has a brighter display, a 48-megapixel camera and 100 percent recycled cobalt in its battery amid a global smartphone slump and problems with sales in China
Just like all new iPhones, the iPhone 15 has an upgraded camera system
Apple held its annual September product event Tuesday from its headquarters in Cupertino, California.
While the conference kicked off with a new Apple Watch Series 9, the world was at the edge of its seats to see the iPhone 15.
The new smartphone features the same A16 Bionic chip inside that previously formed the brains of the iPhone 14 Pro, making the flagship device the most powerful yet.
An Apple executive said the company used machine learning to detect a person in the frame, allowing users to turn a picture into a portrait immediately or later in the Photos app.
While the iPhone 15 was the star of the show, the Apple Watch Series 9 is packed with new features.
New internal hardware picks up the hand gestures, allowing users to answer calls, hang up and snooze alarms with the tap of the index finger and thumb.
The 2022 Series 8 provides up to 1,000 nits of brightness, but the latest model is up to 2,000.
Name Drop will be released with the upcoming iOS 17 update, which allows users to tap their devices to share contacts.
However, this is not expected to hit the Apple Watch until later this year.
The Series 9 will look similar to previous models but will have updated colors, including pink, starlight and silver.
Apple kicked off its annual September product event with emotional stories of people whose lives were saved by its Apple Watch – and then revealed the new Apple Watch Series 9
The Series 9 was designed with the tech giant’s most powerful chip – the S9-Chp – that is twice as fast as the one introduced in 2022
The tech giant is also ditching the traditional leather bands for Finewoven, which it claims feels like the original bands but are made of cloth.
And Apple said it has been working with Hermes and Nike in producing the cloth-made pieces.
The latest watches get the next-generation S9 chip, capable of better animations and effects. It is the first processor upgrade since Apple released the Series 6 line in 2020.
The Series 9 starts at $399.