If you are not an alien you will know that yesterday afternoon Apple presented its new phones. There are 4 new models that renew the company’s catalog with already expected names: iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. Surely you have already seen dozens of images and videos about its most interesting new features, but today we delve a little into what Apple has not counted and in the things he has half told. He iPhone 15 he was not going to get rid of the critics massive, because Apple is being Apple once again.
The iPhone 15 finally has USB C, but with a trick
It was not a major surprise that yesterday Apple presented all the models with a connection USB C. Finally leave the Lightning aside and move on to the most standard protocol on the planet. It’s great news, but it comes with a trick that many already expected.
Apple has reserved the protocol USB 3.0 only for Pro models. The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus have a connection USB C 2.0a fairly old protocol that severely limits the use of this port.
Luckily it is not something that affects the charge too much, since the iPhone cannot charge at more than 30W, but it does influence the transmission of data by cable. USB 3.0 is much faster than USB 2.0. Apple promises up to 10 gigabits per second with USB 3.0, while 2.0 remains, according to the standard protocol, at 480MB/s.
It should not be forgotten that the iPhone 15 is very close to 1,000 euros and that in expanded storage versions it exceeds this figure. But no, Apple needs you to spend 260 euros more on a Pro model so that you can enjoy a “current” protocol and not one with 23 years old. Yes, the USB 2.0 protocol was launched in 2000.
Where is 120 Hz?
One more year, Apple has decided to leave its base models with 60 Hz screens. Yes, you are reading correctly: the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus have a 60 Hz display. This has good brightness, good resolution and, in general, is a great panel, but everything is forgotten when you take a look at the Hz.
Outside of the staunch followers of technology, there are a large number of people who ignore this detail and who do not even know that it exists, but this is still one of the most shameless shames of technology. new generation of iPhone.
In the mid-range Android, practically all manufacturers already include 120Hz screens. It is easy to find these screens in mobile phones from 250-300 euros, while Apple only includes them in its most expensive terminals. We don’t understand this too well, but it’s not too surprising coming from the company it comes from.
To Caesar what is Caesar’s: all iPhones have dropped in price
When someone does things wrong it must be said, but also when they do things well. This new generation of iPhone 15 has lowered the price of all models. Yes, despite the expected price increases in all high-end models. Not a single model or version is saved, they are all cheaper. Of course, this does not give them the status of “cheap.” These are the prices compared to the previous generation!
- iPhone 14: 1,009 euros | iPhone 15: 959 euros
- iPhone 14 Plus: 1,159 euros | iPhone 15 Plus: 1,109 euros
- iPhone 14 Pro: 1,319 euros | iPhone 15 Pro: 1,219 euros
- iPhone 14: 1,139 euros | iPhone 15: 1,089 euros
- iPhone 14 Plus: 1,289 euros | iPhone 15 Plus: 1,239 euros
- iPhone 14 Pro: 1,449 euros | iPhone 15 Pro: 1,349 euros
- iPhone 14 Pro Max: 1,599 euros | iPhone 15 Pro Max: 1,469 euros
- iPhone 14: 1,399 euros | iPhone 15: 1,339 euros
- iPhone 14 Plus: 1,549 euros | iPhone 15 Plus: 1,489 euros
- iPhone 14 Pro: 1,709 euros | iPhone 15 Pro: 1,599 euros
- iPhone 14 Pro Max: 1,859 euros | iPhone 15 Pro Max: 1,719 euros
- iPhone 14 Pro: 1,969 euros | iPhone 15 Pro: 1,849 euros
- iPhone 14 Pro Max: 2,119 euros | iPhone 15 Pro Max: 1,969 euros
A single model lowers the 1,000 euro barrier, something that is not surprising and, curiously, lowers the average for high-end Android devices. We are more than used to seeing Samsung, Xiaomi or OnePlus for 1,200-1,300 euros in base versions, which puts Apple in a very equal position and even cheaper than the rest of the devices.
These are the shames and virtues of the new Apple devices for 2023 and 2024. The iPhone 15 are great terminals that exude quality, but they are not immune to the tricks of a company that never tires of being on the limit of stinginess.