iPhone 15 Plus is a smartphone that runs on iOS 17 software. It offers a number of exciting new features to users.
It is also expected to have a 48-megapixel ProRAW camera lens, bringing it in line with the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. It will also have a more rounded body design.
ProRAW photography capabilities
One of the features that make the iPhone 15 Plus stand out from other iPhone models is its ProRAW capabilities. This feature allows you to capture RAW images, which provide more flexibility in post-processing. It also uses a larger image sensor to produce higher-quality images. You can enable ProRAW by visiting Settings and selecting Camera. You can choose to capture ProRAW images at a resolution of 12 or 48 megapixels.
If you’re a photographer, ProRAW will give you the flexibility to capture images with greater depth and details for editing. However, you should know that these files are much larger than HEIC or JPEG files and may require more storage space. A typical ProRAW file is around 25 megabytes, which is far larger than the average smartphone photo. This means that you’ll need to manage your photos carefully to avoid running out of space.
You can download a free iPhone to PC transfer software such as FoneTools to access your ProRAW images on a desktop computer. You can then export them as a DNG file or convert them to JPEGs for easy sharing on social media sites. This will help you retain the highest quality of your images and ensure that they look as good as possible.
Edge to edge Super Retina XDR screen
The iPhone 15 Plus will have a super crisp front-of-screen display that stretches to the edges of the device. Apple might also nix the notch on this one, so you’ll have more real estate for your fingers. This new OLED screen is ideal for HDR video content. It delivers bright highlights along with the subtle details that appear in the darkest parts of an image, resulting in stunning colors and videos.
The 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch Liquid Retina XDR displays on the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max are incredibly vibrant with HDR support, wide color support, incredible contrast ratio, and 2000 nits peak brightness outdoors. This display technology is also able to auto-brightness to reduce the risk of display burn-in over time.
This is made possible by a bespoke array of over 2,500 individually controlled LED zones on the backside of the screen. This is the highest LED density of any mobile display on the market, and it enables a range of advanced functions including true blacks in HDR images and accurate colors. The technology is also designed to reduce blooming with complex dynamic content, and it uses custom optical films that shape the light to maintain image fidelity. This is a significant advancement over previous designs that use LED zones on the front side of the LCD panel.
Deep Fusion technology advancements
During its iPhone 11 keynote, Apple introduced the Deep Fusion technology that it described as “computational photography mad science.” It is designed to reduce noise and improve image detail in medium-light environments, mainly indoor shots.
Essentially, this new feature works by capturing nine separate images. Four images are shot before you press the shutter, while a single long exposure is taken when the camera is triggered. Then the Neural Engine inside of the Bionic chip compares and merges these images at a pixel level, optimising them for texture, details, and low noise.
This new feature has been well-received by photographers who have tested it, and it seems to work as advertised. However, it does take away some of the artisanal aspects of iphone 15 plus photography like choosing the right settings for your shoot and having total control during post-processing. If you are a mobile photographer who wants to keep full control of your images, you can turn off the feature using ProRAW mode or use one of the many third-party apps that offer DSLR-comparable control on your iPhone.
Other rumours about the iPhone 15 include the possibility of an updated design, including a more rounded chassis that may ditch the dynamic island notch that debuted on last year’s ‘Pro’ and ‘Pro Max’ models. Also, a leaked CAD image suggests that there might be an action button that could perform various quick actions, such as changing sound modes, accessibility options, flashlight activation, concentration mode activation, voice memo creation, or running a shortcut.