iPhone 15 Officially Launched! Could be the Best Selling iPhone in the Philippines!

The tech world is buzzing with excitement as Apple officially unveils its latest flagship smartphone, the iPhone 15. Apple aficionados and tech enthusiasts across the globe have eagerly awaited this moment, and the Philippines is no exception. With its impressive features and innovations, the iPhone 15 has the potential to become the best-selling iPhone ever in the Philippines.

The iPhone 15 unveiled in all its glory

At a highly anticipated event held at the Apple Park HQ in Cupertino, California, the “Wonderlust” event started at 1 a.m. PHT and ended at around 2:27 a.m. Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage to reveal the much-awaited iPhone 15 to the world. The event showcased the sleek design with new recycled materials, extremely powerful internals, and groundbreaking features that make the iPhone 15 stand out in Apple’s storied lineup.

Here are its details:

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The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will have new features, one is the Dynamic Island. The previous iPhone 14 series only reserved the Dynamic Island for its Pro Models.

It has thinner bezels, and 2000 nits peak brightness, making it extremely suitable for outdoor usage.

It also has a new contoured edge, and aero-space grade almunium enclosure with color embedded throughout a single piece of metallic glass.

Thing is, it really is just the last year’s Pro series with some differences and added features. Well, the camera is massively improved compared to last year’s iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus models for it now equipped with a 48MP main camera instead of a 12MP main camera. The iPhone 15 series models is also capable to change the focus of an image, after it was taken.

And, at long last, all the iPhone 15 series models will have a USB Type-C port.

The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus is available in 5 colors, Black, Blue, Green, Yellow, and Pink.

Next is the iPhone 15 Pro series. Both of the iPhone 15 Pro and the iPhone 15 Pro Max will have the new Titanium design, the most premium material ever and allowing the two phones to be the lightest Pro models ever.

These models will have the thinnest borders ever along with some added protection by the ceramic shield front.

The titanium frame used for these models are a Grade 5 titanium, which is the same alloy used on the Mars Rover.

The iPhone 15 Pro models will also have a customizable action button, a replacement of the silent switch. It allows a range of customizations, an example is pressing and hold the button for silent mode.

Another new feature added is Standby mode. Whenever the iPhone 15 Pro is laid on its size while charging, it will be on standby, showing useful information to the user

The greatest upgrade of all is the new A17 Pro processor. It is a new 3 nanometer Hexa-core chip chip from Apple that has absurd capabilities. It is by far the fastest mobile CPU, with 19 billion transistors, allowing it to process 36 trillion operations per second.

This processor also comes with a new 6 core Apple Pro Class GPU. It is capable of ray tracing allowing for more immersive gaming experience. It uses hardware accelerated ray tracing which performs 4x faster than software based ray tracing.

Apple showcased 6 games using the new GPU and ray tracing: Honkai: Star Rail, Genshin Impact, Division Resurgence, RE:Village(Mobile), RE:4 Remake(Mobile) and the upcoming Assassin’s Creed: Mirage. This is a huge breakthrough regarding mobile gaming…huge.

And lastly, the iPhone 15 Pro models will have an upgraded camera with an improved zoom range which is capable of 5x optical zoom at 120mm focal length. This is primarily used by professional photographers. The camera is capable of 10,000 microadjustment per second thanks to its improved OIS.

And on another note, the night mode image quality is unbelievable.

The iPhone 15 Pro models have 4 available colors, Black Titanium, White Titanium, Blue Titanium, and Natural Titanium.

Why the iPhone 15 Matters

The launch of the iPhone 15 is more than just another smartphone release; it’s a global tech event. Apple’s iPhones have consistently held a special place in the hearts of Filipino consumers, known for their exceptional build quality and seamless user experience. The iPhone 15’s arrival in the Philippines signifies a significant moment for Apple enthusiasts and the smartphone market as a whole.

Price and Availability

For Filipino consumers eager to get their hands on the iPhone 15, pricing and availability are key considerations. Apple has confirmed that the iPhone 15 will be available through authorized resellers and online channels across the Philippines. Pricing options are expected to cater to a wide range of budgets, making the iPhone 15 accessible to a broad audience.

In the US, the iPhone 15 series will be available for Pre-order on September 15. Officially becoming available on September 22. Availability for the Philippines will be most likely a day after due to different time zones but we will keep you guys updated.

The official starting prices of the iPhone 15 series in the Philippines are the following: ₱56,990 for the iPhone 15(6+128GB), ₱63,990 for the iPhone 15 Plus(6+128GB), ₱70,990 for the iPhone 15 Pro(8+128GB) and ₱84,990 for the iPhone 15 Pro Max.

Customer Expectations

In the lead-up to the iPhone 15 launch, Filipino consumers have been vocal about their expectations. Social media platforms and online forums have buzzed with discussions, with many expressing excitement about the rumored features and design changes. The Filipino iPhone community is ready to embrace the latest offering from Apple.

As the iPhone 15 officially lands in the Philippines, all eyes are on whether it will live up to the hype and become the best-selling iPhone in the country. With its innovative features, a loyal customer base, and Apple’s legendary reputation, the iPhone 15 has a compelling case to make. Filipino consumers are eagerly awaiting the chance to experience the future of smartphones with the iPhone 15.

New Apple S9 and Apple S9 Ultra

Apple also revealed the new Apple Watch S9 and Apple Watch S9 Ultra during the event:

Some of the Apple Watch S9’s features include a new gesture to control your Apple Watch hands-free, the product is stated to be Carbon Neutral(0% carbon footprint), 2000 nits brightness and a faster processor.

The Apple Watch Ultra includes all the specs of the S9 along with some added bonuses for a more rigid and rugged experience. It has 3000 nits brightness, a customizable action button and an enhanced elevation range along with an increased battery life.

₱26,490 is its starting price in the Philippines.

The official price in the Philippines is ₱54,990.

Available on September 22, or around September 23 in the Philippines because of different time zones.


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