Joyful iPhone 15 launch day!
Right now, Apple formally launched the iPhone 15 lineup in addition to its next-generation Apple Watch Sequence 9 and Apple Watch Extremely 2. It additionally began promoting a USB-C model of the AirPods Professional 2. Fortunately, I used to be fortunate sufficient to get a preorder in quickly sufficient to get my iPhone 15 Professional on launch day, so let’s dive in on my first impressions.
The very first thing I observed in regards to the iPhone 15 Professional after I opened the field was, in fact, the colour! As a substitute of going for my standard whatever-version-of-black Apple is advertising this yr, I took a leap and went with Titanium Blue. Blue is definitely my favourite coloration so I’m shocked I didn’t give the Pacific Blue or Sierra Blue of outdated a attempt, however I’m glad I lastly did with this one.
Whereas the Pure Titanium appears far and away the most well-liked coloration this yr, I’ve a smooth spot for the Blue Titanium, particularly when it’s paired with the Evergreen FineWoven case. Talking of which, I do know that folks have been giving that case a troublesome time. Personally, I’m having fun with it to this point. I like the fabric, however — like anybody who has come into contact with it — I do fear about the way it will maintain up aesthetically over time.
The second factor I observed in regards to the iPhone 15 Professional was simply how a lot LIGHTER it feels. Whereas some might not discover the distinction, I may inform instantly that this telephone is lighter than its stainless-steel counterpart. That titanium housing actually makes a distinction. The burden of the Professional fashions was at all times considered one of my largest issues with them — particularly after being an iPhone mini particular person for some time — so I actually recognize the burden distinction in comparison with my iPhone 14 Professional.
After all, it’s powerful to take a look at the iPhone 15 Professional and never discover that stunning USB-C port. It’s lastly right here! Exterior of a charging cable for my Apple Watch, I can lastly carry one USB-C cable to cost my iPhone, iPad, Mac, and AirPods Professional (sure, I upgraded these to USB-C too). That’s an enormous draw for me since I discover myself touring extra currently.
I believed I would miss the Mute change on the aspect of the telephone, however after attempting out the brand new Motion button for 5 seconds, I’m so glad that Apple introduced the idea from the Apple Watch Extremely to the iPhone 15 Professional. Proper now, I’m utilizing it to carry up the Digicam app and take a photograph. I keep in mind when Second made an iPhone case with a devoted shutter button — this feels a lot like that, and it’s implausible.
One factor I believed I’d discover however haven’t is the thinner bezels. They’re technically thinner than my iPhone 14 Professional, however, truthfully, it isn’t one thing that I can actually see except I stare at each telephones subsequent to one another. Nonetheless, I’ll take it — particularly because it results in an total smaller telephone.
There’s a lot extra to dive into, together with efficiency comparisons — particularly with regards to gaming — however I’m actually pleased with my first impression of the iPhone 15 Professional. Between the titanium housing, the USB-C port, and the Motion button, it appears like a significant improve from my iPhone 14 Professional that I’ll actually get pleasure from over the following yr — till the iPhone 16 Professional, in fact!