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Apple Launches iPhone 15, Unveiling New Charging Point

The iPhone 15 is the first of Apple’s smartphones to have USB-C points, the tech giants revealed at an event in California overnight.

The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro were launched alongside the Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 and will use the same charging port as its iPads and Macs, as well as Android devices and many other devices.

Listen about the launch of Apple’s iPhone 15 line on today’s National Briefing:

It comes after new European laws introduced in 2022 that would force Apple and other companies to change to the standardise charging technology by 2024.

Features of the iPhone 15 line include a 48MP main camera and a new 2x telephoto option, a “new generation of portraits”, roadside assistance via satellite, A16 Bionic, and precision finding for its Find My Friends feature.

The phones will also be equipped with iOS 17, which includes Journal, a new app users can reflect and practice gratitude through journaling, improvements to autocorrect and dictation, greater protection in Safari’s private browsing and pet recognition in photos among others.

“Apple today announced iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus, featuring an industry-first colour-infused back glass with a stunning, textured matte finish, and a new contoured edge on the aluminium enclosure,” Apple said on its website.

“iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus represent a huge leap forward with exciting camera innovations that inspire creativity, the intuitive Dynamic Island, and features like Roadside Assistance via satellite that make a real difference in users’ lives,” Apple’s vice president of Worldwide iPhone Product Marketing, Kaiann Drance said.

The phones will be available in five colours: black, blue, green, pink and yellow.

The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro will be available in Australia from September 22 at starting costs of $1500 and $1650 respectively.

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