Apple Event 2023 – The most awaited event of the year that everyone was waiting for finally took place on September 12th, and oh boy! The star-studded Apple announcements left everyone hanging on every spec and detail. As we all anticipated, there were quite a few releases. We got the front seat to the Apple iPhone 15 lineup: iPhone, Plus, Pro, and Pro Max. Then there was the release of the Apple Watch Series 9 and the Apple Watch Ultra 2.
And how can we not address the big elephant in the room: Apple USB-C Charger? Yes, Apple finally did what we never thought would happen, and there are quite a few people who got their feathers ruffled. But then there are others who couldn’t be more grateful for USB-C, which has kind of become the universal standard now.
We are not done yet. In addition to these releases, there were some tidbits of updates on Apple’s products and services announced at the Apple Event 2023. The company has made it clear that it is bulldozing its way to achieving net-zero impact by 2023. Additionally, iCloud Plus introduced new storage tiers, offering 6 and 12 terabytes, because, well, who doesn’t need space?
This is just the tip of the lineup and releases announced at the Apple Event 2023. It’s quite a lot to cover, but we have never shied away from a challenge. Let’s break down the release spec by spec!
Apple Event 2023: Apple iPhone 15 Lineup at a Glance
Before we dive into the murky details, let’s have a quick glance at the specs of all the Pro and Non-Pro models of the iPhone 15 range announced at the Apple Event 2023:
|Feature||iPhone 15||iPhone 15 Plus||iPhone 15 Pro||iPhone 15 Pro Max|
|Display||6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display with a resolution of 2532×1170 pixels and a pixel density of 460ppi.||6.7-inch Super Retina XDR display with a resolution of 2778×1284 pixels and a pixel density of 458ppi.||6.1-inch ProMotion display with a resolution of 2532×1170 pixels and a pixel density of 460ppi.||6.7-inch ProMotion display with a resolution of 2778×1284 pixels and a pixel density of 458ppi.|
|Chipset||A16 Bionic chip with 6 cores (2 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores) and a 4-core GPU.||A16 Bionic chip with 6 cores (2 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores) and a 4-core GPU.||A16 Bionic chip with 6 cores (2 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores) and a 5-core GPU.||A16 Bionic chip with 6 cores (2 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores) and a 5-core GPU.|
|Storage||128GB, 256GB, 512GB||128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB||128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB||128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, 2TB|
|Rear camera||48MP main camera with f/1.5 aperture and OIS, 12MP ultrawide camera with f/1.8 aperture||48MP main camera with f/1.5 aperture and OIS, 12MP ultrawide camera with f/1.8 aperture, 12MP telephoto camera with f/2.8 aperture and OIS||48MP main camera with f/1.5 aperture and OIS, 12MP ultrawide camera with f/1.8 aperture, 12MP telephoto camera with f/2.8 aperture and OIS, 12MP periscope telephoto camera with f/3.5 aperture and OIS||48MP main camera with f/1.5 aperture and OIS, 12MP ultrawide camera with f/1.8 aperture, 12MP telephoto camera with f/2.8 aperture and OIS, 12MP periscope telephoto camera with f/3.5 aperture and OIS|
|Front camera||12MP TrueDepth camera with f/2.2 aperture||12MP TrueDepth camera with f/2.2 aperture||12MP TrueDepth camera with f/2.2 aperture||12MP TrueDepth camera with f/2.2 aperture|
|Operating system||iOS 16||iOS 16||iOS 16||iOS 16|
|Other features||USB-C port, Dynamic Island display, 5G connectivity||USB-C port, Dynamic Island display, 5G connectivity||USB-C port, Dynamic Island display, 5G connectivity, ProMotion display, LiDAR scanner||USB-C port, Dynamic Island display, 5G connectivity, ProMotion display, LiDAR scanner|
The Grandeur of iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus at the Apple Event 2023
The iPhone 15 release date might just be the happiest day for Apple users all around the world. Do you know what a new lineup release means? Glossy display, advanced specs and everything more powerful than ever. And let us tell you – the iPhone 15 range did not disappoint us at the Apple Event 2023.
Design and Display
First thing first! The iPhone 15 lineup’s colours and design are a true *chef’s kiss*! With a luxurious textured matte finish black glass, they not only look gorgeous but also feel exquisite in your hands. This industry-first finish, when combined with a contoured edge on aerospace-grade aluminium, gives a smooth final stroke to the body. Coming to vibrant iPhone 15 colours, the lineup is available in pink, yellow, green, blue, and black. These shades are infused throughout the back glass, giving the phones a unique and premium appearance.
The displays on these iPhones are a visual treat. With peak HDR brightness reaching up to 1600 nits for HDR content combined with an astonishing 2000 nits for outdoor use, the Super Retina XDR display ensures that your content looks more vibrant and lifelike than ever before. It’s the perfect canvas for watching videos, streaming Apple Fitness+ workouts, and enjoying mobile gaming.
The camera system on the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus is a dream. The 48MP Main camera, equipped with a quad-pixel sensor and 100 per cent Focus Pixels, delivers sharp photos and videos with incredible detail. Thanks to computational photography, the Main camera offers a new 24MP super-high-resolution default, providing remarkable image quality without taking up too much storage space.
Apple likes to do the work for you. You no longer have to switch to Portrait mode to capture stunning portraits. The phone automatically captures depth information when a person, dog, or cat is in the frame, allowing you to transform regular photos into captivating portraits later. Night mode has also received significant improvements, resulting in sharper details and more vivid colours in low-light conditions.
We know what the iPhone 15 lineup can do, but how? At the heart of these iPhones is the A16 Bionic chip, a powerhouse that drives the Dynamic Island, computational photography, and more. The 6-core CPU makes sure that you are delivered with speedy performance, not draining the battery life in the process. We won’t bore you with more technical details, but just know that this range packs a powerful punch!
When it comes to your safety and connectivity, these iPhones boast features like Crash Detection and Emergency SOS via satellite. These features make sure that you’re never alone in emergencies or critical situations.
The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus reflect Apple’s commitment to having a net-zero impact by 2023, a point highlighted at the Apple Event 2023. These devices are designed with recycled materials in order to reduce their carbon footprint.
Pricing and Availability
Both Non-Pro models were announced at the Apple Event 2023. The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will be available in various storage capacities, starting at £799. Pre-orders commence on September 15, with availability on September 22 in numerous countries. Apple is also offering enticing subscriptions and accessory options to enhance your overall iPhone experience.
iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max Models
Apple made it clear before the Apple Event 2023 that there will be a clean line between the 15 Non-Pro and Pro models to make the latter ones more premium. This much was apparent by the cutting-edge titanium design, a new Action button, substantial camera enhancements, and the A17 Pro chip for exceptional performance and gaming capabilities we witnessed in the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max devices. Let’s explore them in detail!
Design and Display
Just like the Non-pro models, the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max are made from aerospace-grade titanium. This is done to make them stronger and more durable while also keeping them incredibly lightweight—a feat on its own for sure. The sleek design includes contoured edges and introduces a customizable Action button for a more personalized user experience.
Starting with the cameras, the 15 Pro models can easily compete with several professional lenses without sweating, thanks to the A17 Pro chip. The 48MP Main camera, which now supports a super-high-resolution 24MP default, delivers stunning image quality. The camera system includes a 5x Telephoto lens exclusively for the iPhone 15 Pro Max. Night mode and Smart HDR have also seen improvements. Again, just like Non-Pro models, these devices capture depth information for portraits without switching to Portrait mode.
A big addition to iPhone Pro models is the use of the A17 Pro chip. It is made using a 3-nanometer process, which is the smallest process node available today. This easily makes it more efficient and functional than the previous generations of chips. Add a significantly enhanced GPU to the devices, and you now have smoother graphics, leading to a better gaming experience.
Coming to the most-talked-about enhancement, both Pro models will use a USB-C connector with USB 3 speeds. This will allow for fast data transfer and video capabilities. Also, the second-generation Ultra Wideband chip allows for extended-range Precision Finding for Find My Friends. These iPhones also support Wi-Fi 6E for faster wireless speeds.
Apple continues its commitment to the environment with more recycled materials in the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max, including recycled aluminium and cobalt in the battery. The packaging is primarily fiber-based, reducing plastic use. Leather will no longer be used in Apple products.
Pricing and Availability
Both Pro models were announced at the Apple Event 2023. The price of the iPhone 15 Pro is £999, while the price of the iPhone 15 Pro Max is £1,199. Pre-orders open on September 15 and the product will be available on September 22. Along with iOS 17’s exciting new features, Apple also unveiled FineWoven accessories.
Price Comparison Between iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone Pro, and iPhone Pro Max
Customers will be able to pre-order the iPhone 15 devices starting on Friday, September 15, at 5 a.m. PDT in more than 40 nations and territories, including Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, the UAE, the U.K., and the U.S. On Friday, September 22, these devices will thereafter be made accessible.
Below we have drawn a price comparison between the 6 of the biggest markets of iPhone users for your reference:
|iPhone 15 Plus||$899||£899||€1,099||₹89,900||¥6,999||¥139,800|
|iPhone 15 Pro||$999||£999||€1,199||₹134,900||¥7,999||¥159,800|
|iPhone 15 Pro Max||$1,199||£1,199||€1,449||₹159,900||¥9,999||¥189,800|
Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2: Specs
The iPhone Apple Watch Series 9 is another item that was unveiled during the Apple Event 2023. The series has an enhanced Neural Engine, a brighter Always-On Retina display, and a quick S9 CPU. The Apple Watch Series 9 is notable for being the brand’s first carbon-neutral product.
On the other hand, outdoor aficionados will love the Ultra 2. A durable titanium case, dual-frequency GPS for accurate tracking, and a longer battery life are all included. Naturally, it can withstand water, and it even has apps for swimming and scuba diving.
Both watches were unveiled at the Apple Event 2023, and on September 22nd, they will be for sale. From $399, the Apple Watch Series 9 price starts. The Apple Watch Ultra 2 price starts at $799 in contrast.
With the arrival of the iPhone 15, Apple Watch Series 9, and Apple Watch Ultra 2, users will have a lot to learn and do. Savewithnerds will be covering Apple Week in depth over the next few days. If you’re interested in learning more about the specific products and models unveiled at the Apple Event 2023, be sure to check out our other coverage and blogs. We take great care to guarantee the reliability of the information and analysis we present. Happy Apple Week! To get more details visit our official website Savewithnerds.