Summary of Apple iPhone 15 Series and Watch Series 9 Event with Singapore Pricing and Availability

Apple introduces new iPhone 15 Series, Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 in an event. One of the major announcements is that Apple is using USB-C on iPhone 15 series and ditches the lightning cable.

It seems that most of the rumored details are correct. One of them that did not come true is that Apple is going change iPhone 15 Pro Max to maybe iPhone 15 Pro Ultra? That did not happen.

Overall, a short event that lasted about an hour and a half with not a lot of surprises (BTW, I am not surprised at the announcement at all). Definitely, Apple iPhone 15 Series is going to the best iPhone currently. Let us dive into the summary.

Major things that change on the iPhone 15 are: USB-C port to replace Lightning Port, customizable button to replace ringer silent switch, new Satellite features (for some countries) (Emergency SOS via Satellite, Location sent by Satellite, Roadside assistance by Satellite) to better connectivity and lastly, Find My is now able to locate friends accurately. It has a new ceramic shield for the glass but I have little details of it.

There is also one feature that I like is the noise cancelling feature when you are in a busy place. Seems like Apple has added this feature that you can turn on or off during a call.

In general, all cameras are upgraded. One of the newer features will be the Portrait mode. It has auto portrait where it detects a human (cat or dog) and immediately change it to portrait mode. And it has another feature that allows you to change the depth of field, focus and etc after you have taken the picture.

iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Series

It has two models – The iPhone 15 Pro (6.1-inch) and the iPhone 15 Pro Max (6.7-inch). What are the new things? It has a new Grade 5 titanium outer casing. It comes with USB-C (USB 3) with 10 Gigabits transfer rate. it has ProMotion for really good gaming purposes (Better Ray Tracing and high FPS). And it comes with the new A17 Pro Bionic chipset that has 3nm technology.

iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max

For cameras, it has the same 48 MPX main camera but with better specs. For the iPhone 15 Pro Max, it has 5x Optical Zoom and the iPhone 15 Pro comes with 3x Optical Zoom. The 5x Optical Zoom is achievable based on a new Prism design to refract the lights into the sensor. I believe this technology is similar to other brands with periscope design. Apple to able to achieve the 5x optical zoom because it refracts the light 4x before reaching the sensor.

I am still waiting for the official Press Release. Here are the pricing and availability based on the Apple Singapore website.

Pricing and Availability

Pre-order starting at 8 pm SGT on 15 September. Available starting 22 September. Limit 2 of iPhone 15 Pro and 2 of iPhone 15 Pro Max per customer.

iPhone 15 Pro

  • 128 GB: Pricing starts from S$1,649
  • 256 GB: Pricing starts from S$1,809
  • 512 GB: Pricing starts from S$2,129
  • 1 TB: Pricing starts from S$2,449

iPhone 15 Pro Max

  • 256 GB: Pricing starts from S$1,999
  • 512 GB: Pricing starts from S$2,319
  • 1 TB: Pricing starts from S$2,639

Apple iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus

The iPhone 15 comes with 2 models – the iPhone 15 (6.1-inch) and the iPhone 15 Plus (6.7-inch). It has similar shape as iPhone 14 and comes with A16 Bionic Chipset.

For cameras, it has the same 48 MPX main camera but with better pixels (grouping of pixels) and uses the sensor zoom (for certain range). It is using USB-C and has the Find My feature. It comes with 5 colors in matte finish.

Pricing and Availability

iPhone 15

  • 128 GB: Pricing starts from S$1,299
  • 256 GB: Pricing starts from S$1,459
  • 512 GB: Pricing starts from S$1,779

iPhone 15 Plus

  • 128 GB: Pricing starts from S$1,449
  • 256 GB: Pricing starts from S$1,609
  • 512 GB: Pricing starts from S$1,929

If you are not sure which Apple iPhone suits you, check this out.

Apple Watch Ultra 2 and Watch Series 9

As you already know, the Apple Watch Ultra 2 and the Watch Series 9 over their predecessors. This time, Apple is ditching all leather straps (including the Hermes version) and replaced them with a find woven type of material. The Watch Series 9 has a

Apple Watch Ultra 2

The Apple Watch Ultra 2 has an impressive 3,000 nits peak brightness. It has a 36 hours battery life (72 hours in extended mode) and comes with a new S9 SiP chipset. It also has the precision finding to your iPhone. It has a customizable watch face to cater for your professional needs.

One of the features that I think is worth mentioning is the Double Tap when you are wearing it. You can double tap to receive or end a phone call, snooze the alarm, take a picture and etc. Quite useful in some situations. It will be available next month.

Apple Watch Series 9

The Apple Watch Series 9 also comes with the S9 Chip. It has 18 hours battery life and the same Find My feature to find the iPhone. It has a bright 2000 nits (double of series 8), and 1 nit (minimum) for the always on display. It also comes with the Double Tap feature (to answer call, to end call, to stop timer, take picture on iphone and etc).

Pricing and Availability

Apple Watch 9 Series – Aluminium

  • 41mm: Pricing starts from S$599
  • 45mm: Pricing starts from S$649

Apple Watch 9 Series – Stainless Steel

  • 41mm: Pricing starts from S$1,409
  • 45mm: Pricing starts from S$1,119

If you are not sure which Apple Watch suits you, check this out.

On the final note, Apple has added 6TB and 12 TB to the iCloud plan (iCloud+) so that you can add more information to the cloud. That’s it. Let me know if you have any questions.