The unveiling of the new iPhone 15 by Apple has been met with negative reactions from smartphone enthusiasts. Many expressed disappointment, stating that innovation in iPhones seemed to have stagnated since the days of Steve Jobs, Apple’s co-founder and former CEO.
Some users on Twitter pointed out that most of the recent iPhone releases have been incremental improvements to existing products since 2011. This sentiment reflects the perception that Apple’s iPhone offerings have lacked groundbreaking features or significant changes in recent years.
The iPhone 15 comes in two models: the standard iPhone 15 with a 6.1-inch screen and the iPhone 15 Pro with a 6.7-inch screen. It is part of Apple’s “products without carbon by 2030” initiative, aiming to reduce the carbon footprint of its devices. The phone features a titanium frame for enhanced durability and reduced weight compared to stainless steel.
It is equipped with an upgraded A17 bionic chip, which is expected to improve battery life. The rear camera system consists of two powerful 48 MP cameras, offering improved performance. The new iPhone also boasts a new and enhanced CPU, allowing it to run video games previously available on gaming consoles and computers. Apple plans to collaborate with gaming companies to make titles like Resident Evil and Assassin’s Creed available on the platform.
Furthermore, Apple introduced a significant change in the charger, which can now be used with other Apple products, including headphones.
Despite Apple’s claims of innovation, many users took to social media to express their disappointment, suggesting that the iPhone 15 did not bring enough new features to differentiate it significantly from the previous generation.
Critics compared the iPhone 15 to the iPhone 14, stating that there was little difference between the two. Some users even joked that they were waiting for the iPhone 16 and that the iPhone 15 should have been named iPhone 14.2.
In a press release, Kaiann Drance, Apple’s Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing for iPhone, insisted that the new models represent a “huge leap forward” in innovation, but the reactions from consumers indicate varying degrees of satisfaction with the latest iPhone offerings.