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When did the iPhone 15 come out?

Will Apple follow tradition with the iPhone 15 release date?

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UPDATE 9/12/2023: The iPhone 15 series is expected to be officially released on Friday, September 22, 2023. Pre-orders for the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max models began on Friday, September 15th.

The iPhone 14 has been out for a while now, but Apple is already moving forward with the iPhone 15.

We’re hearing a few rumors about the iPhone 15, like the expected move to USB-C and new display changes across all models.

Additionally, there might be upgrades in wireless charging and camera features like a periscope-style telephoto lens. Pro models may even feature a titanium frame for added durability.

We have yet to see anything confirming a release date for the iPhone 15. But Apple tends to follow a pattern regarding new iPhone releases every year.

So when should you expect the iPhone 15’s release date?

When did the iPhone 15 come out?

Short answer: Preorders went live on September 15, 2023, with general availbilty approximately September 22.

The typical launch window for Apple’s newest iPhones is in the middle of September. Most flagship iPhone releases in the past 15 years have come in September.

Want to know how much the smartphone will cost you? Here’s everything to know about iPhone 15 pricing.

Of course, there are a few outliers. The iPhone 12 came out in October, as did the iPhone XR. But those are exceptions to the rule.

The date of an iPhone’s release date in September varies from year to year. Sometimes Apple announces the phone in the first couple weeks of the month; sometimes, it comes later.

iPhone 15 release date 2023

Like clockwork, Apple has unveiled new iPhones every September for the past few years. Apple’s September event is such a staple in the industry that it’s become the norm, and all tech companies take note.

However, we must also consider the facts; our source is unnamed. So, we need more clarification, and hopefully, we’ll uncover more key details in the upcoming weeks.

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How much is the iPhone 15 going to cost?

Here are some basic barebones pricing from the past 5 years. This could be how much the iPhone 15 could potentially cost.

YeariPhone ModelStarting Price (USD)
2017iPhone 8$699
2018iPhone XR$749
2019iPhone 11$699
2020iPhone 12$699
2021iPhone 13$799
2022iPhone 14$799

Please note that these prices are for the base models. The final cost of an iPhone can be influenced by various factors such as storage capacity, carrier pricing, and whether or not a trade-in was involved in the purchase.

Will iPhone 15 be delayed?

According to multiple sources, there are predictions that the iPhone 15 could be delayed.

This delay is reportedly due to various factors, with some sources citing potential production issues related to the device’s 48-megapixel camera sensor.

The new release date is speculated to be sometime in October, although Apple does not officially confirm this.

Remember, these are only predictions and should be taken with a grain of salt until there is an official announcement from Apple.

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iPhone 15 release date is still up in the air

Last year’s iPhone 14 was announced on September 9 and officially launched on September 16. This year’s event is September 12, with an official rollout to be determined.

What we do know is that the iPhone 15 series is slated to boast several improvements, including an A17 Bionic chip, a programmable action button, and, for the iPhone 15 Pro Max, a periscope zoom lens.

We’ll learn more about Apple’s press event revealing the new phone as we get closer to the release date.

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