iPhone 15/15 Pro Impressions: Not Just USB-C!

Published 2023-09-12
Hands-on with the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro

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All Comments (21)
  • @vidIQ
    Looking forward to Apple quoting MKBHD during next product launch with:
    "This probably won't make a real difference to most people... it's kind of a bummer."
  • @SmudgyRules
    I have a 14 Pro. Stupidly, I was quietly hoping Apple would bring out something that made me really want to upgrade to something shinier. But the progress is still iterative and safe. I know Samsung’s risks sometimes send them flying off the road, but at least they show that “courage” Apple keeps talking about.
  • Thanks for this review on the iPhone 15. USB-C is a big deal and one of the main factors for whether or not I'd switch. Lack of fast charging is a bizzare choice by Apple. Might be worth it if Google doesn't slow down with their surveillance/adtech shenanigans.
  • @roderman93
    Great video! What I’m hearing is it’s a good upgrade from like a 12, but otherwise the same phone as in the last years… It’s sad that the “top” phone on the market is missing baseline features that the competitors have had for years: fast charging, USB3+ speeds, good battery life (assuming there is no major difference from my 14Pro). Been an Apple guy for 15 years now, but the only thing stopping me from switching now is the cost of switching & iOS/MacOS. I don’t see the added value anymore from the device.
  • @TH-lu9du
    While USB 2.0 specification has a 480 Mbit/s max speed, the spec does not require the implementing chip to be capable of transferring at that speed. The iPod I bought in 2004 supported USB 2.0, but when measured, it only supported 15 Mbit/s, way below the max theoretical speed for the spec. So yes, it also supported FireWire, but only for marketing purposes.
  • For those who weren't there: During the event every youtuber/influencer was taking pictures and videos with Marques (including myself). Even when he was shooting his hands on video. He took his time for every single person who came up to him. Respect. As I said to him
    "thank you for your videos"
  • @joehanko
    Magnification options like 1.2x might be an optics offset for those using lens attachments to avoid vignetting
  • @HeroSosh
    Thx for the video and coverage. Kinda a tech junkie so I like to check in and see what’s the latest and what’s changed among the newer versions of the phones.. having seemingly ‘just gotten’ my 13 promax, I can’t really justify getting another 1200+$ phone for awhile.: but it’s still good to see the latest developments in apps, QOL, chip performance etc
  • I think I will stick with my 14 pro max for now. I usually only upgrade if there’s a big speed or battery upgrade or if the camera is much better. Right now I don’t see anything being a bigger upgrade over the phone I currently have. Thank you for for the great review as always!!
  • @SilverSniperz
    The 1x, 1.2x, and 1.5x options are not meant to be for shooting in those “multiples” of 1x, if you notice in the settings they have their lens mm equivalent next to them. It’s for photographers who want to shoot at a specific lens size.
  • @CRE8TEDbyGod
    As per usual, another good video. Also the Anker stuff is looking pretty legit, their small charging block is awesome!
  • @salahhamze
    The 1.2 makes sense to me; it restores the old 28mm focal length that some prefer over the slightly distorted 24mm focal length
  • @bloomfilms
    It’s crazy how in a matter of just a couple years the tech industry went from inviting zero YouTubers to these events, to Apple quoting Marques in the opening presentation about the MacBooks. That was really exciting to see!
  • I upgraded earlier this year to the iPhone 14 pro max purple and I love it. It’s nice to see all the new features especially USB-C but for now I’m good with my 14 pro max. It’ll be nice to see how IOS 17 will work with my phone.
  • I love the way Apple makes an age-old feature like customizing a button to do more things than just one function, more novel than it is.
    I have been using this feature on Mi phone for at least 5 years now. If I double-click it, it opens a flashlight, if I triple-click it opens a different user-selected application. 😊😊
  • Turning on a flashlight from the lock screen with just a push of a button is worth the total price of mission for me. You know what I’m saying.😂 actually Marcus you’re awesome. You’re the best tech review guy in the world in my opinion.
  • Good review as always so thanks for posting! I don’t know, this year’s update seems rather boring to me. Also, I’m not overly enthusiastic with the continued build-up of new features that makes iOS a bit convoluted. That last ad from Apple about carbon neutral was the most corny promotional video I have ever seen. While I’m pretty much married to iOS I think I’m going hold off and see how the Pixel 8 Pro and S24 Ultra pans out 🤷‍♂️
  • Quick question: Do either of the Pro versions have the ability to record to external SSD drives like T5 or T7 Samsungs… or is it just the ability to mount the drives and access the FILES folder and transfer after the fact to them?
  • @manlikeisaac
    I swear Apple makes billions from adding/changing nothing. And we always fall for it 🤣
  • I am still learning my 13Pro which I bought when it launched. I like the 5x camera but the ProMax is too big for my hands so hopefully by the time of the iPhone 17, it will be in the Pro model. Four years seems to be my upgrade schedule.