At its annual September event, Apple officially launched the iPhone 15 models along with new Watches and introduced USB-C charging.
Here’s a quick roundup of the key products and features unveiled:
1. iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus:
– Both models feature a stunning new design with a color-infused back glass and contoured edges.
– Introducing the Dynamic Island and a powerful 48MP Main camera with 2x Telephoto.
– USB-C functionality added for enhanced connectivity.
– Available in five vibrant colors: black, blue, green, yellow, and pink.
– Storage capacities: 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB.
– Starting prices (in $): $799 for iPhone 15 and $899 for iPhone 15 Plus.
2. iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max:
– Aerospace-grade titanium design for strength and lightness.
– Customizable Action button for a personalized experience.
– Advanced camera system with up to 7 pro lenses, including a 48MP Main camera and 5x Telephoto camera.
– Supercharged USB‑C connector with USB 3 speeds.
– Introduction of Roadside Assistance via satellite.
– Available in four finishes: black titanium, white titanium, blue titanium, and natural titanium.
– Storage capacities: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB.
– Prices start at $999 for iPhone 15 Pro and $1,199 for iPhone 15 Pro Max.
3. Apple Watch Series 9:
– Enhanced performance with the new S9 SiP.
– Brighter display and faster on-device Siri with health data access.
– Precision Finding for iPhone and more features.
– Runs watchOS 10 with redesigned apps and new watch faces.
4. Apple Watch Ultra 2:
– The most rugged and capable Apple Watch now improved with S9 SiP and more.
– Features a new double tap gesture for easy one-handed control.
– Achieves carbon neutrality and offers carbon neutral options.
– Runs watchOS 10 with new cycling experiences and outdoor exploration tools.
5. Updated AirPods Pro (2nd generation) with USB‐C:
– Enhanced sound quality with double the Active Noise Cancellation.
– Improved Transparency mode and Spatial Audio experience.
– USB-C charging capabilities and additional dust resistance.
– Supports Lossless Audio with Apple Vision Pro.
6. USB-C Capabilities Across Devices:
– iPhone 15 and AirPods Pro now feature USB-C connectors, a universal standard for charging and data transfer.
– MagSafe and future Qi2 chargers supported for wireless charging.
– Simplified charging with one cable for iPhone, Mac, iPad, and updated AirPods Pro.
– Direct charging of AirPods or Apple Watch from iPhone using the USB-C connector.
7. New Double Tap Feature for Gestures:
Users can now control Apple Watch Series 9 with a convenient double-tap gesture using just one hand, avoiding the need to touch the display. Double-tap with the index finger and thumb of your watch hand to perform common actions such as answering calls, pausing music, or even taking photos with the Camera Remote.
Runs on watchOS 10, offering redesigned apps, new watch faces, and specialized features for cycling and hiking enthusiasts.