Apple’s big event on September 12th will unveil the highly anticipated iPhone 15 lineup and the Apple Watch 9.The event may also showcase the Apple Watch Ultra 2 and unveil improvements to iPhone cameras and processors.
“The highly anticipated iPhone 15 lineup will be officially unveiled in a few hours, putting an end to months of rumors and speculation.”
Apple Watch and iPhone reveals
The event may feature the release of the Apple Watch 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2, in addition to the iPhones.The tagline “wonderlust” suggests an adventure theme and potential travel-focused features for the Apple Watches.
Other Apple products, such as the MacBook, are not expected to be announced at this event.
“We anticipate the release of the Apple Watch 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 in addition to the iPhones. The event’s tagline ‘wonderlust’ suggests an adventure-themed experience that may highlight how Apple watches might improve our travels. However, don’t hold your breath for announcements of the MacBook or other Apple products as those might be saved for a different event in October.”
Details on iPhone 15 lineup
The iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, and potentially the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Ultra will be released.There may be considerable changes, including the adoption of USB-C connectivity and the standardization of the dynamic Island feature.
The iPhone 15 models are expected to have a 48 MP camera sensor and the A16 chip, while the Pro models may feature the A17 Bionic chip.The lack of a high refresh rate display may disappoint some, but the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max are expected to have lower bezels, tougher frames, and ultra-fast charging.
The standout feature of the iPhone 15 Pro Max could be a periscope telephoto camera with a 6X optical zoom, surpassing its predecessor’s 3X magnification.
“The iPhone 15 lineup will include the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, and potentially the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Ultra. It’s believed that these new iPhones would result in considerable changes. All iPhones may acquire USB-C connectivity in response to European Union requirements. The dynamic Island feature, first seen on the iPhone 14 Pro, may become a standard feature on all iPhone 15 models. Furthermore, we expect a 48 MP camera sensor and the A16 chip in ordinary models, with the A17 Bionic chip in Pro models. However, given the competition’s 90 Hertz panels, the lack of a high refresh rate display may frustrate some. But with lower bezels, tougher frames, and ultra-fast charging, the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max could steal the show. The iPhone 15 Pro Max is rumored to have a periscope telephoto camera with a 6X optical zoom, which outperforms its predecessor’s 3X magnification.”
iPhone 15 Pro: Titanium Design and Camera Upgrades
The iPhone 15 Pro will feature a titanium design with two functional benefits: a lighter weight and increased durability compared to stainless steel.The lighter weight will make a significant difference, even though it’s only a 10% reduction.
The titanium design will have a grooved design and be more fingerprint resistant.The camera upgrades will include higher megapixel counts for both the telephoto and ultra-wide lenses, resulting in sharper photos.
“The new titanium design of the iPhone 15 Pro will make the phone lighter and more durable, offering increased drop protection. Additionally, the camera upgrades will result in significantly sharper photos.”
iPhone 15 Pro Max: Periscope Zoom Lens and Price Increase
The iPhone 15 Pro Max will feature an all-new Periscope zoom lens, allowing for up to six times optical zoom, which is double the current iPhone 14 Pro series.The Periscope zoom lens will also improve digital zoom capabilities, potentially reaching up to 30 times zoom.
The price increase might only affect the iPhone 15 Pro Max, with the regular iPhone 15 Pro likely staying at $999.
“The iPhone 15 Pro Max will boast an all-new Periscope zoom lens, offering up to six times optical zoom and improved digital zoom capabilities. Additionally, there might only be a price increase for the iPhone 15 Pro Max, while the regular iPhone 15 Pro is expected to stay at $999.”
iPhone 15: Back Design, A17 Chip, and U2 Upgrade
The back design of the iPhone 15 will continue with the frosted glass, rather than switching to smooth glass.The A17 chip inside the iPhone 15 is speculated to greatly improve battery life.
The U2 chip, an upgrade of the U1 spatial chip, will enhance spatial awareness features like Find My and AirTags.
“The iPhone 15 will maintain the frosted glass back design and house the A17 chip, expected to significantly enhance battery life. Additionally, it will feature an upgraded U2 chip for improved spatial awareness.”
iPhone 15 Pro: Faster Wireless Charging and Price Increase
The iPhone 15 Pro will have faster wireless charging support due to the new G2 wireless charging standard.The G2 wireless charging is co-developed by Apple and should provide charging speeds of up to 15-20 watts.
The price increase may only affect the iPhone 15 Pro Max, with the regular iPhone 15 Pro potentially staying at $999.
“The iPhone 15 Pro will offer faster wireless charging capabilities thanks to the new G2 standard, providing charging speeds of up to 15-20 watts. Additionally, there might only be a price increase for the iPhone 15 Pro Max, while the regular iPhone 15 Pro is expected to stay at $999.”
iPhone 15: No Green Color, Improved Camera and A16 Chip
The final colors for the iPhone 15 will be light blue, light pink, yellow, black, and white, but the green color was removed from the lineup.The camera system on the iPhone 15 will feature a significant upgrade from the 12-megapixel sensor to a 48-megapixel sensor.
The iPhone 15 will be equipped with the A16 chip, improving overall performance compared to the iPhone 14 Pro.
“The iPhone 15 will exclude the green color option but offer a wide range of other color choices. It will also sport an impressive camera upgrade to a 48-megapixel sensor and be powered by the A16 chip for superior performance.”
Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2
The Apple Watch Series 9 is expected to have a larger display and more powerful CPUs.The Apple Watch Ultra 2 may impress with a 2.1-inch micro LED screen.
“Aside from iPhones, we’re looking forward to the Apple Watch Series 9 and a possible follow-up to the Apple Watch Ultra. The Series 9 is predicted to have a larger display and more powerful CPUs, whereas the Ultra 2 is expected to impress with a 2.1-inch micro LED screen.”
Likely exclusions and iPad improvements
- iPad improvements, if any, may be announced in the first several months of the year or during an October event alongside MacBooks.
- While an iPad Mini upgrade is feasible, it is not the most likely option at this event.
“Previous trends indicate that Apple prefers to give larger-screen devices their own dedicated stage. So, if there are any iPad improvements, they may arrive in the first several months of the year or during an October event alongside MacBooks. While an iPad Mini upgrade is feasible, it is not the most likely option at this event.”
“While surprise announcements are always possible, previous trends indicate that Apple prefers to give larger-screen devices their own dedicated stage. So, if there are any iPad improvements, they may arrive in the first several months of the year or during an October event alongside MacBooks.”
Possible new AirPods at the event
Initially, it was expected that the event would introduce a new version of AirPods Pro with a USBC port. However, it now seems more likely that there will be a new pair of AirPods Max or AirPods 3.This speculation is based on the fact that there will be a separate briefing about new AirPods, and it seems unlikely that Apple would devote significant time to discussing just a USBC port.
“That leads me to believe that we could be seeing some new AirPods Max…I wouldn’t be shocked if we saw a new version of this or maybe AirPods 3 with USBC at the event.”