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Apple iPhone 15: Australian price, specs and availability

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Apple's unveiled the iPhone 15 lineup and while the camera looks great it's again more expensive.

It's that time of the year again where Apple enthusiasts will be rushing to decide if the iPhone 15, AirPods Pro (2nd gen) and the Apple Watch Series 9 or Ultra Watch 2 are worth upgrading to.

As was rumoured, Apple's ditching the Lightning cable in favour of the USB-C on the iPhone 15 range.

The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will show off the Dynamic Display Island, which we first saw with the iPhone 14 Pro models, a 48 megapixel main camera and the power of the A16 Bionic and a brand new design.

The iPhone 15 Pro models will boast titanium for a durable and light finish with the new A17 Pro, the fastest chip ever in a smartphone.

iPhone 15 price Australia

There's been as much as a $100 price bump on this year's iPhone 15 range.

Here's a rundown of how much each model will cost you across various storage capacities:

ModelAustralian RRP
Apple iPhone 15 128GB$1,499
Apple iPhone 15 256GB$1,699
Apple iPhone 15 512GB$2,049
Apple iPhone 15 Plus 128GB$1,649
Apple iPhone 15 Plus 256GB$1,849
Apple iPhone 15 Plus 512GB$2,199
Apple iPhone 15 Pro 128GB$1,849
Apple iPhone 15 Pro 256GB$2,049
Apple iPhone 15 Pro 512GB$2,399
Apple iPhone 15 Pro 1TB$2,749
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max 256GB$2,199
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max 512GB$2,549
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max 1TB$2,899

If you'd prefer not to buy outright we have a round up of iPhone 15 mobile plans here.

iPhone 15 release times Australia

Pre-orders for the iPhone 15 in Australia kick off on 15 September 2023 at 10PM AEST.

You'll be able to get either of the models on a phone plan from Telstra, Optus or Vodafone.

You'll also be able to buy the iPhone 15 outright from the likes of Apple itself, Amazon and JB Hi-Fi.

The iPhone 15 lineup will officially go on sale from 22 September 2023.

Apple announced that we can expect trade-in credit offers when pre-orders go live, similar to what we experienced during the iPhone 14 launch last year.

iPhone 15 specifications

We've given an at-a-glance overview of spec and features below before we deep dive into more details.

ModeliPhone 15iPhone 15 PlusiPhone 15 ProiPhone 15 Pro Max
Display6.1 inches6.7 inches6.1 inches6.7 inches
Material

Aluminium with colour-infused glass back

Aluminium with colour-infused glass back

Titanium with textured matt glass back

Titanium with textured matt glass back

ProcessorA16 BionicA16 BionicA17 ProA17 Pro
Cameras- Advanced dual camera system

- 48MP Main | Ultra Wide

- Advanced dual camera system

- 48MP Main | Ultra Wide

- Pro camera system

- 48MP Main | Ultra Wide | Telephoto

- Pro camera system

- 48MP Main | Ultra Wide | Telephoto

BatteryUp to 26 hours video playbackUp to 26 hours video playbackUp to 29 hours video playbackUp to 29 hours video playback
Storage128GB, 256GB, 512GB128GB, 256GB, 512GB128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB256GB, 512GB, 1TB
ColoursPink, yellow, green, blue, blackPink, yellow, green, blue, blackNatural titanium, blue titanium, white titanium, black titaniumNatural titanium, blue titanium, white titanium, black titanium

iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus

USB-C comes to iPhone 15 range, ending the Lightning cable's 11-year-run.

The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus get the A16 Bionic chip, the famous Dynamic Island notch and 48MP main camera, TrueDepth front camera with autofocus and 4K cinematic mode.

You'll also see improved portraits on the iPhone 15 via machine learning. Portrait mode will be enabled when your camera detects people in the shot or even cats and dogs.

The second generation Ultra Wideband will enable the iPhone 15 to connect to other devices from up to 3 times farther away. This chip also opens up a completely new way to use precision finding on iPhone 15 to find your friends.

iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus colours: black, blue, green, yellow, and pink.

iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max

The iPhone 15 Pro models introduce the A17 Pro, a brand new GPU to improve performance and efficiency, running complex applications and adding new rendering features.

Apple is also using ceramic shield and Grade 5 titanium to build the iPhone 15 Pro models, an alloy that has more tensile strength than titanium itself. Apparently it's the same alloy used on the Mars rover.

These are also the lightest and thinnest Pro models to date without compromising on display.

The rumours were also bang on about Apple introducing the customisable action bar. For example, with a simple press, you can start voice memos to quickly record a new idea or launch the camera. Every interaction will give you visual feedback with the Dynamic Island.

iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max finishes: black titanium, white titanium, blue titanium, and natural titanium.

iPhone 15 Pro also has the new USBC connector. The USB 3 cable is up to 20 times faster than USB 2, enabling much higher transfer speeds.

According to Apple, the iPhone 15 Pro has its best camera system yet, equivalent of 7 camera lenses in your pocket.

It features a more advanced 48 megapixel main camera with an even larger sensor than the iPhone 15. The camera includes a new nanoscale coating to reduce lens flare.

This will bring high resolution to everyday photos, enables more focal lengths and as better low light performance for portraits in night mode. You'll also be able to take advantage of spatial videos and 5x optical zoom that uses a telescoping lens to give users a longer focal length with greater stabalisation.

Keen to pair your iPhone 15 with Apple's newest wearables? These are the newest features announced across the Watch Series 9 and Watch Ultra 2.

Apple Watch Series 9

Apple's brought some modest improvements to its latest Watch Series 9, which it says is the most eco-friendly Apple wearable to date. Prices start at $649.

Here's a look at some of the features you can expect:

  • New S9 chip which promises improved performance
  • All day 18-hour battery life
  • New neural engine which processes Siri requests on device with 25% more accuracy than Series 8
  • Access to health data directly on watch via health queries through Siri
  • Double tap capabilities using your fingers for faster, easier, and more convenient actions such as ending a phone call
  • Ultra Wideband chip that'll help you show the distance and direction to your phone when you're trying to locate it
  • Apple Watch Series 9 is available in 41mm and 45mm sizes in starlight, midnight, silver, (PRODUCT) RED

Apple Watch Ultra 2

By tapping the index finger and thumb of the watch hand together twice, users can perform actions on Apple Watch Ultra 2.

Pricing for the Watch Ultra 2 starts at $1,399. Here's some of the features you can expect:

  • New S9 chip and double tap feature
  • Precession finding
  • Brand new display architecture to make it look much bigger
  • Brightest display ever created
  • Nightmode that activates automatically in the dark
  • Customisable action button
  • Takes cycling to the next level to measure cadence, speed and power
  • 95% recycled titanium and will also be carbon neutral

Not keen on iPhone 15 prices? You can compare older iPhones and their plans on Finder to see if you can score a discount on slightly older tech.

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