The MacRumors Show: Can iPhone 15 Make the iPhone Exciting Again? ft. Jon Rettinger

YouTuber and TechnoBuffalo founder Jon Rettinger joins us on this week's episode of The MacRumors Show to discuss the iPhone 15 lineup and what it will take to make the iPhone exciting again.


We reflect on some of the iPhone 15 Pro's key upgrades, such as a Thunderbolt USB-C port and a titanium chassis, and the long-term direction of the ‌iPhone‌. We also talk switching to Android, the state of foldable smartphones and Apple Watch rivals, the possibility of iMessage coming to Android, and the nature of Apple's vehicle project.

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If you haven't already listened to the previous episode of The MacRumors Show, catch up with our discussion about two of the most significantly redesigned devices Apple is rumored to have in store: The "Apple Watch X" and the fourth-generation iPhone SE.

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Top Rated Comments

mcfrazieriv Avatar
12 months ago
Maybe excitement needs to come from living life instead of buying material goods.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sorinut Avatar
12 months ago
Cellphones are mature tech. They aren't exciting as a whole anymore, from any company.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
k1121j Avatar
12 months ago
First you have to have exciting new features. Just tiny improvements wont do that.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mrkevinfinnerty Avatar
12 months ago
Can iPhone 15 make the iPhone exciting again.

Apple: iPhone 15 Pro is available in Grey, Greyer, Greyish and Silver.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gk_brown Avatar
12 months ago
I don't need my phone to be exciting. I just need it to work.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
daveup2bat Avatar
12 months ago

Unless you're with a provider that gives you a good rebated price, I don't really see dynamic island as the game changing feature we'd hoped it would be. But maybe I'm wrong. Personally, it didn't get me excited enough to upgrade from my 12 pro last year and won't this year either.
Dynamic island is a short-term feature, once Apple figures out how to remove the need for it and put everything under the glass it will be gone.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)