iPhone 15 vs iPhone 14: The evolution of Apple smartphones
Smartphones are evolving at breakneck speed, and Apple is always at the forefront of the innovation race. After Apple's last Keynote in September, we can finally take a look at the new iPhone 15, 15 Plus, 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max. Rather than radically changing their names, Apple is sticking to its usual numbering, but that doesn't mean the new features aren't there.
These new technological gems have been available for pre-order since September 15 and will go on sale from September 22. In this article, we'll explore the iPhone 15 series in detail and compare it to its predecessors, the iPhone 14s. Fasten your seatbelts for an overview of these smartphones that promise to simplify our lives, in the coolest way possible.
We're about to dive into the world of the iPhone 15, where technology meets simplicity to create devices that fit seamlessly into our everyday lives. Follow us to find out what sets the iPhone 15 apart from previous models, and how these little devices can have a huge impact on our everyday lives. It's time to lift the veil on these new iPhones, designed to make our lives easier.
Discover the new features of the iPhones 15 Series
Before delving into the specifics of each model in the iPhone 15 Series, let's focus on one essential aspect: prices. With the exception of the iPhone 15 Pro Max, iPhone 15 prices have been significantly reduced. The iPhone 15 and 15 Plus have seen their prices cut by €50, while the iPhone 15 Pro boasts an even more substantial reduction of €100.
But that's not all. The new iPhone models run iOS 17, the latest update to Apple's operating system. This update brings a host of exciting new features. For example, it offers the ability to customize the call screen when receiving calls, as well as the ability to leave video messages when a correspondent doesn't answer in FaceTime. The introduction of the "Accompaniment" feature is also a major innovation, enabling you to inform your loved ones when you reach your destination, and to receive a notification in the event of an unscheduled stop during your journey, so that in the event of an accident or emergency, you can notify your loved ones as quickly as possible. What's more, the new "Standby" mode turns your iPhone into a connected alarm clock, giving you an even more complete experience.
Discover many more exciting features by downloading the iOS 17 update, available on all iPhones from the iPhone SE upwards. With this update, your iPhone is transformed into a truly versatile tool that intuitively simplifies your daily life.
iPhone 15/15 Plus vs iPhone 14/14 Plus: Continuity and Evolution
What remains unchanged:
Despite the evolutions, certain features remain unchanged. The screen size remains 6.1 inches, the manufacturing material remains aluminum, and the weight remains the same. As for the iPhone 15's camera, although we're sticking with a dual-lens setup, the design undergoes slight modifications to offer an even more captivating visual experience.
What's more, battery life remains constant, with an impressive 20 hours of video playback for the iPhone 15 and 26 hours for the iPhone 15 Plus . This stability in battery life ensures that your iPhone 15 will continue to accompany you throughout the day, without compromising your user experience.
Key developments :
The iPhone 15 is distinguished from its predecessor, the iPhone 14, by several notable improvements. The first, and perhaps most visible, concerns the notch at the top of the screen. This notch has simply been removed to make way for what is known as the "Dynamic Island." This innovation was previously reserved for the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max models. The Dynamic Island now houses the front camera and sensors, while serving as a support for animations and widget-style information, such as music or calls. This redesign of the interface has been carefully thought out in order to make it as user-friendly as possible.
But the changes don't stop there: the iPhone 15 has also inherited the processor and wide-angle lens from the iPhone 14 Pro, adding a dose of power and versatility.
When it comes to photography, the iPhone 15 goes beyond expectations. In addition to the wide-angle lens, the main lens goes from 12 MP on the iPhone 14 to an impressive 48 MP on the iPhone 15, a feature already present on the iPhone 14 Pro. But the innovation doesn't stop there. Apple has introduced a revolutionary new-generation feature called "Auto Portrait", allowing users to adjust the blur of an image after taking the photo. This function offers users exceptional flexibility in customizing the bokeh effect, giving every shot a touch of originality. What's more, for optical zoom, iPhone 15 offers three options (0.5x, 1x, 2x), while iPhone 14 offered just two (0.5x and 1x).
The iPhone 15 screen also boasts a number of improvements. Like the iPhone 14 Pro, it now offers 1000 nits of brightness, whereas the iPhone 14 was limited to 800 nits. The iPhone 14 Pro stands out for its ultra-bright outdoor display, reaching up to 2000 nits, a feature that makes all the difference in bright conditions.
Apple has also taken an important step by adopting the USB-C port, replacing the well-known Lightning port to comply with European standards. What's more, the charging cable is now included with the phone. However, it's essential to note that this cable is specifically designed for charging and not for data transfer, which means that transfers between your computer and phone may take a little longer.
In terms of design, the iPhone 15 boasts more rounded edges, evoking the style of the iPhone 11, and is available in five rather pastel colors, offering an extensive aesthetic choice, including black, blue, green, yellow and pink.
The starting price for the iPhone 15 is set at €969, making it an attractive option for those looking for a high-quality smartphone.
The iPhone 15 Plus retains the essential features of the iPhone 15, but boasts an even more generous screen that will delight multimedia content fans, offering them a truly immersive visual experience.
This model is available at a purchase price of €1119, making it an attractive option for those seeking the ultimate visual experience without compromise.
iPhone 15 Pro/15 Pro Max vs iPhone 14 Pro/Pro Max: Apple's Best
For demanding users, the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are options to be seriously considered. They stand out from the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus thanks to a series of innovations.
Elements that remain unchanged :
To begin with, the screens of the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max maintain their respective dimensions of 6.1" and 6.7", a continuity with the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max. These screens are still equipped with the "Always On" mode. The presence of Dynamic Island, now integrated into the entire iPhone 15 range, and Ultra Wide Angle, inherited from the previous iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max models, is a guarantee of stability in visual and functional quality. The Ultra Wide Angle also remains the same as on iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max. Battery life remains at 23 hours of video playback for iPhone 15 Pro and 29 hours for 15 Pro Max.
Apple's Remarkable Innovations:
Apple has introduced some major innovations that make the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max remarkable devices. One of these notable advances is the redesign of the silent/ringing mode switch, which has been replaced by a programmable action button. This button lets you configure various shortcuts, such as quick access to the camera with one press or to your messaging app with two presses, quick access to a feature such as silent mode, focus mode, flashlight... The possibilities offered by the action button are vast, allowing you to personalize your experience to the max. It's worth noting that the action button is currently reserved for Apple's Pro range.
As for the charging port, the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are equipped with a USB-C port, but a USB-C 3 model that enables considerably faster file transfers.
The A17 processor represents a significant upgrade, offering improved battery management and increased performance. This makes the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max ideal choices for demanding activities such as gaming.
In addition to these technical features, Apple's Pro range also benefits from a touch of luxury thanks to its titanium construction, adding a note of prestige to these high-end smartphones. Beyond its visual appeal, titanium adds lightness to the iPhone 15 Pro, which weighs 20g less than the iPhone 14 Pro, which weighed 206g, as well as a brushed finish that limits fingerprints. Continuing with the design, the iPhone 15 Pro is more compact than the 14 Pro, yet the screen size remains the same. In other words, Apple has outdone itself with ultra-thin edges. In terms of available colors, Apple is offering something very sober: black titanium, blue titanium, white titanium and natural titanium (brown).
In addition, a key innovation called "Ultra Wideband" has been integrated, making it easier to locate other iPhone users equipped with this technology. This feature can be very useful in emergencies, or in situations where you need to quickly find someone who also owns an iPhone.
In terms of photography, the wide-angle lens benefits from a larger sensor. Apart from this small change, it remains quite identical to that of the iPhone 14 Pro. The optical zoom goes up to 5x for the iPhone 15 Pro Max, but we have more x3. Super-high-resolution photos are at 24 MP or 48 MP on both phones, previously only at 48 MP.
The purchase price of the iPhone 15 Pro is €1229, a reduction of €100 on the iPhone 14 Pro. The iPhone 15 Pro Max costs €1479.
Tigra Sport cases for iPhone 15: Protection and style
To ensure the safety of your brand-new iPhone 15, Tigra Sport offers a range of Fitclic and Fitclic Neo cases, soon available for iPhone 15, 15 Pro, 15 Pro Max and 15 Pro Plus models.
The Fitclic system is distinguished by its mechanical "Twist & Lock" quarter-turn fastening, which adapts perfectly to all Fitclic accessories and brackets. This mounting solution offers seamless security for your iPhone.
The Fitclic Neo system combines an ingenious magnetic and mechanical attachment. Simply place your phone on the mount, and it instantly and securely locks into place. This technology is compatible with the entire Fitclic Neo range, including a variety of holders, accessories and even a vibration absorber for complete protection of your device.
Protect your iPhone 15 in style with Tigra Sport cases, and rest assured that your precious device will remain in perfect condition while retaining a sophisticated design. Tigra Sport offers you the guarantee of reliable protection combined with sophisticated style.
In conclusion, the iPhone 15 Series represents a remarkable advance in the world of smartphones. With enhanced features, innovative technology and elegant aesthetics, they are destined to appeal to the most demanding users. Whether you opt for the standard iPhone 15, the 15 Plus, the 15 Pro or the 15 Pro Max, you'll enjoy an exceptional user experience.
Apple's innovations, such as the removal of the notch in favor of the Dynamic Island, the A17 processor, and the USB-C port, make these phones top contenders in the market. What's more, the introduction of features such as next-generation "Auto Portrait" and Ultra Wideband offers users new possibilities for expressing their creativity and enhancing their everyday lives.
To protect your investment and maintain the elegance of your iPhone 15, Tigra Sport offers a range of Fitclic and Fitclic Neo cases, providing the perfect combination of style and security.
In short, the iPhone 15 Series embodies Apple's commitment to constant innovation and the pursuit of excellence. Whether you're a multimedia enthusiast, an avid gamer or simply looking for a stylish, high-performance smartphone, the iPhone 15 Series has everything you need. Explore these new phones and discover how you can combine them with quality protection thanks to Tigra Sport cases.