iPhone 14 vs. iPhone 15: 15+ Upgrades and Changes to Expect

Apple's iPhone 15 and ‌iPhone 15‌ Plus are expected to be announced in just a matter of weeks, introducing over a dozen upgrades and changes to surpass the iPhone 14 models introduced last year.

iPhone 14 vs iPhone 15 Feature
After over a year of rumors about the upcoming devices, we have compiled all of the key differences the next-generation standard iPhone models are expected to feature based on information from reliable sources like Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, DSCC's Ross Young, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, and others. Many of these insights have been corroborated, but some have only been rumored in isolated reports. Nevertheless, MacRumors believes the following table represents a credible overall picture of what the ‌iPhone 15‌ could look like compared to the ‌iPhone 14‌:

‌iPhone 14‌ and ‌iPhone 14‌ Plus ‌iPhone 15‌ and ‌iPhone 15‌ Plus
Aerospace-grade aluminum chassis with 90° edges Aerospace-grade aluminum chassis with slightly curved edges
Glossy glass back Frosted glass back
"Notch" TrueDepth camera array Dynamic Island
7.79mm thick 7.81mm thick
Lightning port (480Mb/s) USB-C port (480Mb/s)
12-megapixel camera 48-megapixel camera
ƒ/1.5 wide camera ƒ/1.7 wide camera
A15 Bionic chip A16 Bionic chip
OLED display driver chip (40nm) More power-efficient OLED display driver chip (28nm)
U1 chip (16nm) Next-generation ultra-wideband chip (7nm)
Qualcomm X65 modem Qualcomm X70 modem
Wi-Fi 6 connectivity Wi-Fi 6E connectivity
Support for Qi wireless charging Support for Qi2 wireless charging
Support for 7.5W wireless charging with third-party accessories Support for 15W wireless charging with third-party accessories
Support for ~27W wired charging Support for 35W wired charging
Available in midnight, starlight, blue, yellow, purple, and (PRODUCT)RED Available in midnight, starlight, blue, yellow, and coral pink/orange
Comes with white 1m USB-C to Lightning charging cable Comes with color-matched 1.5m USB-C to USB-C braided charging cable

The latest reports point to an Apple event to announce the ‌iPhone 15‌ lineup taking place on Tuesday, September 12. Launch is expected to follow on Friday, September 22. To understand all of the differences between the ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro and iPhone 15 Pro, see our other specific comparison:

Take a look at our dedicated roundup for more detailed information about what we're expecting from the ‌iPhone 15‌ models. Be sure to let us know what upgrades you're most looking forward to in the comments.

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scheinderrob Avatar
12 months ago
holding onto my 12 mini here, wondering if it can make it to the alleged new SE within the next 2 years
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Duncan-UK Avatar
12 months ago

Disappointing to see Product Red iPhone is not available on the iPhone 15 line-up. ?
Product Virtue Signal ;)
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TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
12 months ago
Disappointing to see Product Red iPhone is not available on the iPhone 15 line-up. ?
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fatTribble Avatar
12 months ago
Haven’t heard much about the upgraded U1 chip but going from 90nm to 7nm architecture certainly sounds impressive
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Populus Avatar
12 months ago
As another member pointed out on another post, thank you for doing this comparisons on a sheet/table like this. Much easier to read and compare.
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JodyK Avatar
12 months ago
Camera camera camera! For me it’s usually all about the camera.

Being able to most accurately see what my eyes do to preserve memories is important to me.
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