6 new and newish features on the iPhone 15 series_CAM

The iPhone 15 is here with a whole bunch of exciting features that may tempt you to upgrade but should you is the question on everyone’s mind. The answer to that depends on the device you’re currently using. Read on about some of the more prominent features that will help you decide if an upgrade is necessary.

Dynamic island 

The much talked about dynamic island is now available across the entire range of iPhone 15. This functional capsule is great for at-a-glance info and interactions without having to navigate through your device.

Smarter photos

As we all know, stunning photos are often not a guarantee. With the iPhone 15 however, you can increase the possibility of awesome portrait shots by shifting the focus of your subject post-capture. Now you never have to worry about taking multiple shots just to get your portrait shots the way you want them.


As we all anticipated, the iPhone 15s would no longer be using Apple’s lightning cables but be USB-C compliant. The advantage is the ability to have one cable to charge your MacBook or iPad

If you plan to get the iPhone 15 Pro or Pro Max you can enjoy USB-C 3.0, which can allow for transfer speeds of up to 10GB per second.

Precision finding 

Have you ever been to a crowded space trying to locate your friends? The second-generation Ultra Wideband chip on the iPhone 15 allows for a function called Precision Finding. Now you can find your friends by proximity instead of having to constantly instruct them on the phone.

A17 Pro chip

If you’re looking for speed and power, Apple introduces the new Apple A17 Pro. In terms of performance, it is undisputedly one of the best processors available in any phone to date.

In designing the A17 Pro, Apple seems to put a bigger emphasis on gaming performance, being able to perform nearly 35 trillion operations per second with 16 cores. This obviously also translates into a smoother experience on everyday tasks and more.

Action button 

15 Pro and Pro Max users will also have access to the all-new action button that replaces the silent switch. The action button allows you to customise what you want it to do. Set it to quick launch an app, translate something, record a voice memo, or more, the possibilities are endless.

Final notes and thoughts

With the lasting power of iPhones, we wouldn’t recommend an upgrade unless you’re still stuck on an iPhone X or iPhone 8 and would like an upgrade. Even the iPhone 11 is relatively viable in 2023. If you’re looking to upgrade but not willing to splurge on the iPhone 15, the iPhone 12 onwards will surely last you a good 3 to 4 years. 

But if you're looking for the latest, greatest and most powerful phone that Apple has to offer, we recommend the iPhone 15 Pro or Pro Max, that comes with all the bells and whistles.

For big savings on iPhones and more, you can get a good-as-new smartphones by checking out our store. Hurry! As iPhones tend to sell out fast during the Apple fever period.


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