Now that the 2023 Apple Event has finally aired, we know exactly what to expect from the iPhone 15 lineup. With the addition of USB-C charging, as well as some brand new iPhone 15 colors, there are tonnes of exciting things in this year's iPhone line.
However, one of the most important things to figure out before you buy is the size. Whether the biggest one is a little too big or the smallest one is a little too small, finding out the exact screen size will help you make an informed choice. With the Dynamic Island making its way to all iPhone models, this is something to watch out for when looking at the size of everything.
If you're looking to make a decision and need some help, here's everything you need to know about the screen sizes and display technology we will see in the upcoming iPhone 15.
iPhone 15 display & sizes
What will the iPhone 15 screen sizes be?
Apple is set to bring the Dynamic Island to all iPhone 15 models, not just the Pro, as was the case with iPhone 14.
However, even with the Dynamic Island across all iPhone 15 models, the iPhone 15 will not gain a 120Hz refresh rate or an Always-On Display, which is unfortunate as those are key reasons to upgrade to the Pro line. That means if you want Pro Motion, you'll need an iPhone 15 Pro.
Apple continues the trend of last year’s iPhone 14 lineup with a 6.1-inch iPhone 15 and 15 Pro models alongside a 6.7-inch iPhone 15 Plus and iPhone 15 Pro Max.
The iPhone 15 lineup houses Super Retina XDR displays with HDR and True Tone alongside the P3 Wide color gamut and peak brightness at 2000 nits.
Could there be an iPhone 15 always on display?
The standard iPhone 15 won't get an always-on display. The reasoning behind this is that the iPhone 15 won't have an LPTO display which is required to enable ProMotion. Some concessions could be made through iOS 17's StandBy mode but it sounds like you'll only enjoy an always-on display when in that mode rather than in general.
Potentially, production constraints may be limiting Apple in extending an always-on display to more iPhone 15 models. An always-on display carries a lot of benefits for anyone just glancing at their phone, and with it already on pricier models and the more recent Apple Watch models, it feels like a frustrating omission. The iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max will have an always-on display.
60Hz in 2023? Really?
The regular iPhone 15 and 15 Plus models lack 120Hz displays like their Pro siblings — a real disappointment for a flagship device in 2023.
Almost every Android phone within a similar price range offers 120Hz and an always-on display. The base iPhone 15 lacks either so it really needs to be at a lower price point to be competitive. And unfortunately, it doesn't look like the iPhone 15 will be any cheaper this year.
Hopefully, next year will hold some better news.
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