Time doesn’t stop for anyone and so we’re already looking at the iPhone 15, despite the iPhone 14 just being unveiled.
The iPhone 15 will likely arrive in late 2023 unless Apple pulls a wildcard using the name ’14S’ or something similar. This seems unlikely as we’ve already heard leaks and rumors using the iPhone 15 name.
Yes, that’s right – pre-release information about the next iPhone is now available, well in advance. This isn’t a total surprise, as Apple leaks sometimes occur years before the product is released.
To give you an idea (very early on) of what the next phone – as well as its family of siblings – will look like, we’ve compiled all the news, rumors and predictions here. Wait for this article to see Many updates between late 2022 and September 2023.
Cut to the chase
- What is it? The 2023 generation of Apple smartphones
- When do you leave? Probably September 2023
- How much will it cost? Possible price increase over iPhone 14
iPhone 15 release date
We haven’t heard any iPhone 15 release dates or release date rumors yet, but that’s to be expected – they rarely come more than a month before the launch event itself.
For the iPhone 14, that event fell on September 7, with three of the four phones going on sale a week later on September 16 (and the iPhone 14 Plus on October 7). Apple usually chooses the first or second week of September for its releases and generally opts for a Tuesday, though it occasionally goes for a Wednesday event.
In 2023, that means the 5th or 12th of September are quite likely (both are Tuesdays), although the 6th and 13th are also possibilities.
iPhone 15 price
Regarding the price, again we haven’t heard many leaks or rumors, but the iPhone 14 line has seen a small price increase over the iPhone 13 equivalents. This could be repeated in 2023 for the iPhone 15.
For context, while there are four members of the iPhone 14 family, here are prices for the cheapest and most expensive options:
- iPhone 14 128GB: $799 / £849 / AU$1,399
- iPhone 14 Pro Max 1TB: $1,599 / £1,749 / AU$2,769
So that’s the full scope of current range pricing, although there are obviously plenty of devices and storage options in between.
As for the iPhone 15 range, the only price rumor so far points to the iPhone 15 Ultra – a new phone that can land in place of an iPhone 15 Pro Max – starting at $1,199 (likely around £1,309/AU). $2,099 based on typical Apple pricing). prices) at best.
The iPhone 14 Pro Max starts at $1,099 / £1,199 / AU$1,899, so if accurate, the next model would be at least $100 more expensive.
iPhone 15 news, rumors and leaks
We’ve heard a few rumors about the iPhone 15, although they’ve surfaced over a very broad period of time, so it’s unclear which ones are still accurate and which are old news.
Some of these seem obvious – one report says Apple is working on the 3nm A17 Bionic chip for the iPhone 15. Given that the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max use the A16 Bionic, and that 17 is a bigger than 16, we could have guessed. it anyway.
However, the iPhone 14 used the older A15 Bionic chip, also seen in the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max, and another report suggests that this new trend – of non-Pro phones using the older chipsets – could continue. This is a statement we hear many times.
Sticking to chipsets, it seems likely that Qualcomm will be providing the 5G modem again. The Snapdragon X70 feels right to be chosen, offering improved performance from the Snapdragon X65 on the iPhone 14.
A predicted change could happen in 2023 with the iPhone 15. The EU has told Apple it needs to add USB-C charging ports to iPhones starting in 2024, but many fans believe Apple will adopt the charging standard sooner rather than later. 2023 instead – and at least one leak points in that direction.
Saying that, some fans are hoping Apple won’t ditch its own Lightning port anytime soon, even suggesting the company might release an entirely portless iPhone first.
A big feature of the iPhone 14 Pro is ‘Dynamic Island’, a fancy marketing name for the ‘punched-out’ front camera Apple is using, and a leak suggests non-Pro models of the iPhone 15 can get that too.
We’ve also heard more recently from elsewhere that all iPhone 15 models will get the Dynamic Island – but that the standard phone and iPhone 15 Plus will still be stuck with a 60Hz display.
Contradicting that claim by Dynamic Island, though, is the belief by some that the iPhone 15 series could use under-display cameras, which sit below the phone’s screen to ensure no display space is taken up. However, at , we’re not really sure about this.
For the latest generations of the iPhone, Apple has split the lineup into ‘Standard’ and ‘Pro’ ranges, with the latter bringing more features over the former; within each range, the only major difference is the screen size. But with the iPhone 15, the Pro models can be even more fractured as it looks like the ‘Pro Max’ is moving forward.
A major leaker suggests that the iPhone 15 Pro Max will indeed be called the iPhone 15 Ultra – following Apple’s adoption of that suffix elsewhere – and will bring extra features over the iPhone 15 Pro.
A key example listed is in the camera department, as while the iPhone 15 Pro is set to retain the 14 Pro’s telephoto zoom lens, the iPhone 15 Ultra is rumored to get a periscope lens for even greater zoom, likely around $200. 5x. In fact, we’ve heard this a few times already, from various sources, which seems very likely.
We also heard from the leaker ApplePro leaks (opens in new tab)that the iPhone 15 Ultra may have a titanium construction, which should be lighter and stronger than the stainless steel used in current Pro models.
All of which means that if you want the best iPhone in 2023, you might also need a big screen, which is sure to disappoint fans of Apple’s 6.1-inch phones.