Apple has officially announced the iPhone 15 and iPhone 14 during the Wanderlust event. The latest device brings some new features and minor upgrades, such as a higher-megapixel camera, USB Type-C support, iOS 17 features, and more.

Today, in this article, if you have considered upgrading to the iPhone 15 series from the iPhone 14 series, here is a guide. Without further ado, let’s take a closer look at this.

What’s the upgrade from the iPhone 14 to the iPhone 15 series?

Before proceeding, let’s check the differences in specifications between the iPhone 14 and iPhone 15 series.

iPhone 14iPhone 15
Display1170x2532p (~460PPI), 800nits (HBM), 1200nits Peak1179x2556p (~461PPI), 1000nits (HBM), 2000nits peak
Camera12MP f/1.548MP f/1.6
USBLightning, USB 2.0USB Type-C 2.0, Display Port
OSiOS 17 (Upgradable to iOS 17)iOS 17
SensorUltra Wideband (UWB) SupportUltra Wideband 2 (UWP) Support
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So these were the significant upgrades in terms of specifications side-by-side. It helps us to understand better what’s upgraded.


Apple maintains its universal design, keeping the same design language for years. With the iPhone 15, you have the new dynamic island. Another recent addition is the new USB Type-C ports, which comply with EU laws.

Thanks to its contoured edge, the new textured matte finish, and the camera modules embedded in a single piece of durable color-infused back glass, it may feel better in hand. Additionally, the device has a solid dust- and water-resistant ceramic shield, which claims to be more challenging than any other smartphone on the market.


The OLED display remains the same size with slight improvements, offering rich colors and Dolby Vision support. It continues to support HDR, and the peak brightness has increased from 800 nits to 1200 nits of peak HDR brightness.


The camera department has a significant upgrade; even the base-model iPhone camera is similar to the iPhone 15 Pro series. It brings 2x telephoto options, super high-resolution photos, and optical instead of digital zoom.

It improves camera quality, offering better shots and richer information. With the higher camera details, you can later switch the subject’s focus or turn it into a portrait mode image.


There is a new A16 Bionic SoC, which is last year’s flagship SoC. It is said to bring a 20% power efficiency improvement and is capable of doing more things, like Love Voicemail transcriptions.


The company doesn’t reveal the battery capacity, but we do know the exact battery capacity from recent certifications. Here, the iPhone is said to have 20 hours of video playback. There is also USB Type-C support, but it’s USB 2.0, which needs updating.


The base version of the iPhone dropped to $799, which makes it the same as last year’s iPhone 14. The device is already available for pre-order. However, the iPhone 15 is $100 higher in cost compared to the current price of the iPhone 14.