iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro preorders go live [Updated]


The iPhone 15 Pro models feature a strong and lightweight new titanium design.
Time to place your iPhone 15 or iPhone 15 Pro preorder.
Photo: Apple

Apple began accepting preorders for the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro series early Friday morning. The company showcased the devices earlier this week during its “Wonderlust” event.

Unlike last year, when Apple staggered the iPhone release dates, the entire iPhone 15 lineup will begin shipping a week from now on September 22.

iPhone 15 Pro packs some big upgrades

Preorders for the iPhone 15 lineup went live in 35-plus markets worldwide, including key regions like the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Japan, Europe and India.

The iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max retain a 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch display, respectively. But they are slightly more compact due to the phones’ rounded corners and slimmer bezels. They are also lighter thanks to the use of titanium railings, which replace the stainless steel Apple previously used.

Apple offers its 2023 Pro iPhones in four colors: natural titanium, blue, white, and black. An A17 Pro chip with a 6-core CPU and 6-core GPU powers the two handsets. Early benchmarks indicate the chip dominates in mobile benchmarks.

Besides the bigger display and longer battery life, the iPhone 15 Pro Max has another advantage over its smaller sibling. It features a 12MP 5x optical zoom shooter, enabling you to get closer to your subject from a distance. For comparison, the iPhone 15 Pro retains the 3x optical shooter of the iPhone 14 Pro. Check out our iPhone 15 Pro vs. iPhone 15 Pro Max comparison to decide which model is right for you.

The iPhone 15 Pro costs $999, while the iPhone 15 Pro Max price starts from $1,199. That’s $100 more than the iPhone 14 Pro Max, though the entry-level variant ships with 256GB storage. There will likely be strong demand for the iPhone 15 Pro models this year, so try to get your order in as early as possible.

iPhone 15 gets Dynamic Island, new 48MP camera

This year’s iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus pack some significant upgrades. They house a 48MP primary camera with sensor-shift stabilization, a faster A16 Bionic chip, and Dynamic Island. The frosted glass back also looks a lot more attractive.

All four iPhones this year feature a USB-C port. However, only the Pro models offer USB3 speeds. iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus cost $799 and $899, respectively, in the US.

Apart from Apple’s online store, you also can preorder the new iPhones through Best Buy, AT&T, Verizon, and other authorized retailers.

You can follow our guide to ensure you ace your iPhone 15 preorder. After that, check out the best iPhone 15 cases and accessories on the Cult of Mac Store to protect your new phone.

Update: Apple’s online store is down for a lot of people even after the preorder time. You should keep refreshing the browser tab or try using the Apple Store app instead.

Update 2: iPhone 15 Pro demand appears to have overwhelmed Apple. Shipping dates have slipped to mid-October for the Pro and Pro Max models in most colors and storage configurations. This also appeared to be the jankiest iPhone launch in recent times, with the store being down and throwing other errors for almost 10 mins after the preorder time.


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