Apple ANNOUNCES release of iPhone 15 – Upgrades and PRICE revealed.

It’s almost autumn, which means one thing on the yearly tech calendar: a new iPhone is on the way.

Apple virtually always announces its latest and best handset in September, and there’s no reason to believe 2023 will be any different. Indeed, if the US technology behemoth sticks to its typical release schedule, we can expect to see these new products unveiled to the public in the coming weeks.

If you’re in the market for a new phone, we have compiled all of the latest rumours, and here’s everything you need to know about the iPhone 15, including what’s new, when it’ll be available, and how much it’ll cost you.

Apple is yet to reveal an official launch date but we think September 12th sounds the most likely date for a grand unveiling. This day matches previous events with the firm rarely holding its famous keynotes later in the month.

If Apple does reveal new devices at its HQ in Cupertino, California on September 12 expect them to be available to pre-order from Friday, September 15 and arrive in stores from Friday, September 22.

What will be new in the iPhone 15?

Apple always manages to keep its latest gadgets under wraps until the presentation, but there are lots of rumours about what these new flagship phones could be.

The most noticeable change will be the transition from the iconic Lightning connection to USB-C. This method of charging is already employed by Apple on products such as the iPad and MacBook, and it appears to be making its way to the phone as well.

One bonus of USB-C is that it could offer users faster refills which is sure to be a welcomed addition for anyone whose battery is constantly running low on juice.

The next big upgrade could be coming to the screen with some experts suggesting that the iPhone 15 will have much thinner bezels around the display. That means more space for your emails and games without the handsets increasing in size.

Those opting for the Pro versions may also find that these devices are now surrounded in tough titanium (rather than the current stainless steel finish) which should also make them feel a little lighter.

Heading under the hood, we’re expecting the iPhone 15 to be powered by Apple’s latest A17 Bionic processor which will boost the performance and improve efficiency.

The cameras may also be updated for greater image quality, and Apple is likely to add some new colours to the lineup to help them stand out from their predecessors.

One final alteration to the name is possible if Apple introduces a high-end variant named the iPhone 15 Ultra. It’s unknown what this smartphone will offer, but if you want the best iPhone in the industry, this is one to keep an eye out for on launch day.

How much will the iPhone 15 cost?

Everything is getting more expensive this year, and it appears that the iPhone will follow suit. A slew of reports imply that the iPhone 15 Pro will cost roughly $100 (£80) more than the current model.

If this is correct, the Pro range will cost more than £1,100 for the first time. Ouch!

If you only want the basic iPhone 15, there is some good news: costs will remain at their present levels, which begin at £869.

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