We’ve been wondering what the next Apple flagship handset will look like since the debut of the iPhone 14 in September. We already have a lot of information about what the following iPhone collection could provide thanks to the latest speculations, conjecture, and leaks; keep reading to find out what we know so far.
The iPhone 14 lineup included four models: the original iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. All of these phones impressed us in our reviews, even if they didn’t provide many significant improvements over the iPhone 13 series.
Nonetheless, several fantastic new features were offered. Dynamic Island was added to the Pro models, giving the antiquated notch design a new lease of life. The A16 Bionic also made its appearance, this time on the Pro models, adding even more processing capability to an already potent lineup.
So, to give you a sense of what to expect from Apple’s successor to the traditional iPhone 14, we’ve compiled this one-stop-shop guide to all the latest news, rumours, leaks, and predictions around the iPhone 15, which we’ll be updating throughout the year with fresh information.
iPhone 15 Singapore Release date
Using the iPhone 14 launch timeline as a guide, we anticipate iPhone 15 Singapore pre-orders to begin on September 15 and islandwide availability to begin on September 22 in Singapore.
|IPHONE 15||IPHONE 15 PLUS||IPHONE 15 PRO||IPHONE 15 PRO MAX|
|PRE-ORDER||15 Sept, 8pm||15 Sept, 8pm||15 Sept, 8pm||15 Sept, 8pm|
|RETAIL AVAILABILITY||22 Sept||22 Sept||22 Sept||22 Sept|
Singapore Prices for iPhone 15
|Model||iPhone 15||iPhone 15 Plus||iPhone 15 Pro||iPhone 15 Pro Max|
Naturally, we don’t know the price of the iPhone 15, but we may make an educated guess based on rumours and the launch expenses of the iPhone 14:
- 128GB: S$1599
- 256GB: S$1699
- 512GB: S$1799
Initially, we expected the iPhone 15 to be priced similarly to the iPhone 14, with a starting price of S$1599 appearing likely. Analysts have recently speculated that the iPhone 15 will cost higher than the iPhone 14 due to rising production costs on Apple’s part.
Apple may potentially forego the 128GB storage option with the iPhone 15 this year, as other manufacturers have done with their own 2023 flagships, like Samsung and Oppo.
iPhone 15 Singapore Specifications
All of the rumoured iPhone 15 specifications are included in the table below. Apple could launch an iPhone 15 Plus this year, albeit it will most likely have the same features as its regular sibling (save for battery capacity).
|iPhone 15 (rumoured)|
|Resolution:||2532 x 1170 pixels|
|Rear cameras:||48MP main, 12MP ultrawide|
|Storage:||128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB|
iPhone 15 Singapore Colours
According to rumours and previous iPhone models, Apple will most likely unveil the iPhone 15 in five different colours. Although we’ve heard a lot about a green iPhone 15 and a pink iPhone 15, any of the six colours listed could be part of it:
- Cyan / Green
- Light blue
iPhone 15 Singapore Design
The iPhone 15 design rumours are extremely intriguing, not least because they hint at some notable variations between Apple’s next vanilla iPhone and the base iPhone 14.
Among the design rumours is that all four iPhone 15 versions will have slightly curved edges, making the iPhone 15 look more like the iPhone 11 (the iPhone 14 has a straight-sided aesthetic similar to the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13).
The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are also rumoured to be getting a new camera bump, which has been confirmed by unofficial iPhone 15 mockups based on case specifications.
In terms of ports, the iPhone 15 is expected to contain a USB-C charging connector rather than the Lightning port found on the iPhone 14 (which has been a feature of every iPhone since the iPhone 5). The EU has warned Apple that it must include USB-C charging connections in iPhones beginning in 2024, but all indications point to the business adopting the new charging standard in 2023.
More iPhone 15 Plus renders surfaced in February 2023, revealing more of the aforementioned design changes: USB-C, more rounded edges, and the addition of the Dynamic Island on less costly variants.
The dimensions of the iPhone 15 devices appear to be similar to those of the iPhone 14 models – albeit, as previously said, there may be some minor differences in the size of the camera bumps.
Unfortunately, it appears like the remaining design changes between the iPhone 14 and iPhone 15 series – titanium sides, slimmer bezels, and so on – will be saved for the latter’s Pro variants. However, that is exactly what we have come to anticipate from Apple in recent years.
It’s also worth mentioning that Apple may be ready to switch to eSIM for the iPhone 15 in countries other than the US, with eSIMs coming to the next generation of Apple’s greatest iPhones in France.
This is huge news for any potential iPhone 15 owners outside of the United States. Because Apple typically sells the same iPhone models throughout most of Europe, SIM-free iPhone 15s could be available in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and a number of other nations.
Given the scale of integration with mobile carriers required to support the implementation of eSIMs in countries where they aren’t already widely used, Apple is unlikely to be able to flip a switch and remove the SIM card tray from every iPhone 15 model sold in Europe come September – but major Apple markets like the UK appear ready to join France in its adoption of eSIMs.
One claim we’ve heard about the iPhone 15 Pro is that it will include solid-state buttons that provide haptic feedback rather than the tactile click provided by the conventional buttons that currently adorn the phone’s edges.
This includes replacing the mute switch with a “pressing type” mute button that might be capacitive like the home button on the iPhone SE.
The iPhone 15 Pro will include a dedicated ultra-low energy CPU that will allow the solid-state buttons to function even when the phone is turned off. The new CPU will also apparently take over the current super-low energy mode, which allows the phone to be located using the Find My app for up to 24 hours after it loses power.
iPhone 15 Singapore Camera
The back camera on the iPhone 14 has the following dual-sensor setup:
- 12MP main camera (26mm, f/1.5)
- 12MP ultra-wide (f/2.4, 13mm)
The iPhone 15 camera arrangement is also likely to include two sensors, while rumours suggest that the iPhone 15 will inherit the 48MP main sensor seen on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, rather than the 12MP main sensor found on the standard iPhone 14.
While the iPhone 14’s cameras are adequate for general photography tasks, they’re essentially unchanged from the iPhone 13 (save for the upgraded imaging pipeline powering them), so it’s encouraging to hear that Apple will provide vanilla iPhone fans with a compelling reason to upgrade to the iPhone 15 this year.
Furthermore, one source says that, while the iPhone 15 will have a 48MP camera, it will employ a different, smaller sensor than the Pro models. This will almost certainly result in lower-quality images. In terms of selfies, the iPhone 14’s 12MP selfie camera is expected to continue on the vanilla iPhone 15.
iPhone 15 Singapore Features
There are a few things we’re almost certain of when it comes to the iPhone 15’s fundamental specifications. For example, we anticipate that the normal iPhone 15 will inherit the A16 Bionic from the iPhone 14 Pro, just as the standard iPhone 14 got the A15 Bionic from the iPhone 13 Pro. We’ve heard this before, so it’ll be surprising if Apple deviates from its tendency in September.
The iPhone 15’s A16 Bionic processor should make it feel faster than the iPhone 14 (albeit the latter is no slouch in terms of performance). The bad news is that we’re also expecting an A17 Bionic in September, which appears to be unique to the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. However, the iPhone 14 is sufficiently speedy for most people, and the iPhone 15 – with even more power under the hood – will easily satisfy the demands of streaming, swiping, snapping, and gaming.
Sticking with chipsets, Qualcomm appears to be returning to supply the 5G modem. The Snapdragon X70 appears to be a lock for the iPhone 15, giving more performance than the Snapdragon X65 in the iPhone 14.
In terms of other specifications, we’ve heard that the Pro versions will get 8GB of RAM with the iPhone 15. Another distinction between the Pro and non-Pro variants could be Wi-Fi 6E support in the Pro models.
As previously stated, every iPhone 15 model may contain a USB-C connector, while reports indicate that only the Pro models would enable faster data transfer speeds. Several outlets have now stated this.
We were expecting the vanilla iPhone 15 to feature a similarly-sized power pack to the iPhone 14 (3,279mAh) based on Apple’s history of updating (or rather, not updating) battery sizes with each iPhone iteration, but recent rumours suggest that the iPhone 15 lineup will feature significantly larger batteries across the board.
The iPhone 15 will purportedly have an 18% larger battery than the iPhone 14, increasing its capacity to 3,877mAh. In theory, it will have a longer battery life than its predecessor. We also believe the batteries will be switched to stacked technology, similar to that used in electric automobiles.
Another intriguing battery rumour surrounding the iPhone 15 line is the possibility of reverse wireless charging, which would allow the vanilla iPhone 15 to wirelessly charge other Apple devices that its predecessor could not. We’re less certain about this feature forecast, and if it comes true, reverse wireless charging will most likely be limited to Apple’s upcoming Pro iPhones.
The iPhone 15 will also reportedly include an improved Ultra Wideband (UWB) chip to enhance the functionality of Apple’s Vision Pro headset. According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple’s U1 chip, which is now produced on a 16nm technology, will be replaced by newer silicon created on a substantially smaller 7nm process, to enhance performance while simultaneously lowering power consumption.
Such an enhancement might offer the iPhone 15 an advantage when it comes to real-time sharing of media and other experiences with Vision Pro, opening up options for further functionality built on that performance boost.
Finally, the iPhone 15 is believed to house Apple’s next significant advancements in artificial intelligence. The Health app on the iPhone 15 is expected to be the first to benefit from this forward-thinking strategic move.
This next-generation iOS Health app, in particular, might employ AI to create personalised lifestyle suggestions based on your heart rate, sleep, nutrition, and breathing data – something that existing iPhones cannot accomplish.
Apple already employs AI and machine learning to power its Siri smart assistant and features such as smart photo processing, but it’s apparent that the firm plans to make a bigger push into AI-powered apps with its next-generation iPhones, maybe beginning with the iPhone 15.
iPhone 15 Singapore Display
When it comes to iPhone 15 screen sizes and screens, we expect the normal iPhone 15 to be a substantial advance over the iPhone 14.
The latter sports a 6.1-inch Super XDR OLED display with a resolution of 2532 x 1170, and the iPhone 15 is expected to have a similar display. The iPhone 15 will very indeed inherit Apple’s fancy screen cutout, Dynamic Island, from the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, giving the phone a more premium feel.
Leaked videos of the front glass for allegedly three iPhone 15 models have also emerged as potential support for this claim. They all have Dynamic Islands and slightly curved bezels.
Aside from the Dynamic Island, the iPhone 15’s display will most likely be the same as its predecessor. The iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max both offer adjustable 1-120Hz refresh rate technology (named ProMotion) that automatically changes the smoothness of their displays to whatever is going on-screen, but the iPhone 15 looks to retain the iPhone 14’s static 60Hz refresh rate.
The iPhone 15 rumour season is in full gear, providing enough to discuss ahead of the fall launch. The planned debut of USB-C may entice those who have yet to succumb to the allure of iOS, while the predicted advantages of the 3nm A17 CPU for the iPhone 15 Pro series may consolidate Apple’s already dominant edge over the finest Android phones in terms of raw performance. However, based on the rumours outlined above, even the regular iPhone 15 appears to be getting some significant enhancements.
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