iPhone 15 Available For Pre-Order Soon, Prices The Same As Previous Model
Tech giant Apple launched the new iPhone 15 series yesterday (12 Sep). The various versions will be available for pre-order in Singapore from Friday (15 Sep).
The most substantial change comes in the form of the new USB-C charging cables, replacing Apple’s proprietary cables.
Apple additionally announced that it would not raise prices for the new series.
iPhone 15 to use USB-C charger instead
Fans of Apple’s iconic iPhones can rejoice with the unveiling of the new iPhone 15 series.
Among the promised features are a brighter display and a better 48-megapixel camera, according to Apple on X.
But perhaps the more substantial change is the new adoption of the USB-C cables. The symmetrical cables prevent the annoyance of having to flip the charger around to try to get it in.
Source: The Verge, for illustration purposes only
The change from the company’s proprietary cables likely comes as a result of the European Union mandating all devices to be compatible with USB-C cables.
Otherwise, the iPhone 15 retains the same A16 Bionic chip that the iPhone 14 series ran on.
Pre-orders begin on 15 Sep
The global smartphone market entered a noticeable decline in 2022, with a decline of nearly 30 million phones shipped in Q2.
Consequently, Apple declared its decision not to raise prices for the new series — certainly a bright spot for any customer concerned about expenses.
In Singapore, iPhone 15 prices begin at S$1,299 while iPhone 15 plus will be available from S$1,449, in a wide variety of colours.
Meanwhile, the iPhone 15 Pro features an even higher price starting at S$1,649, and the iPhone 15 Pro Max at S$1,999.
The latter is the largest Apple makes, and features a better zoom feature on the camera that may make it worth the price for some.
The new iPhone series is available for pre-order from 8pm this Friday (15 Sep). Those who prefer to wait for the actual release can get the phones a week later on 22 Sep.
One can only wonder if we will once more see overnight queues at Apple Stores here like we did for the iPhone 14 release.
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