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Rumours have been in the air in the lead-up to the release of the Apple iPhone 15. You may have heard that 2023’s iPhone selection consists of four smartphones, the same as the previous year. There’s been talk of faster charging, a titanium frame and more powerful 5G modem speeds. Some of these rumours are true, and they’re not the only surprises in store with the release of the Apple iPhone 15.

Apple’s latest flagship does indeed come in four different kinds: the standard iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. As usual, there are features that are common across all models and some added benefits to buying the premium versions.

If you haven’t owned an iPhone for a while, you’ll find plenty of good reasons to start with the iPhone 15. If you’re the kind of committed Apple fan who queues every year to get the latest model, you’ll find it lives up to your expectations. So when was the iPhone 15’s release date in Australia? How much does it cost? (always an important consideration!) and how do you sell your phone if you have an older iPhone model that you’re ready to trade in?

This is OzMobiles’ guide to essential information about the iPhone 15, and it should answer these questions, along with many more you may have.


iPhone 15 Release Date in Australia

The Apple Wonderlust event was held on September 12, 2023, at 10 a.m. PT (3 a.m. AEST) in the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino. At this event, Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced the iPhone 15 along with two new watches (the Apple Watch Series 9 and the Apple Watch Ultra 2) in a livestream to an audience around the world. Of course, the event created a big buzz among the tech community.  But one important consideration for Apple fans down under was the iPhone 15’s release date in Australia. 

Luckily they didn’t have to wait long. The iPhone 15’s release date in Australia came in a matter of days: Friday, September 15, for pre-order and Friday, September 22, to buy in stores.

There’s good news for bargain shoppers in this, too; when a new iPhone hits the market, those who are eager to upgrade often trade in their older phones. Following the iPhone 15’s release date, it’s an excellent time to get your hands on an iPhone 14 or a previous model.

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Features of the iPhone 15

What makes the Apple iPhone 15 different to its predecessors? Available in the same 6.1 and 6.7 sizes as the iPhone 14 models and in pink, blue, yellow, black or green, the Apple iPhone 15 certainly does some things differently. Here are some of its biggest highlights:

The A17 Pro Chip

Apple’s first 3-nanometre chip, the A17, has a 20% faster GPU performance than the A16 and a 10% faster CPU.

Brighter display

The Apple iPhone 15’s display brightness can now reach up to 2,000 nits in direct sunlight, which is double the iPhone 14’s efforts.

An out-of-this-world titanium frame

Instead of its regular stainless steel, the iPhone 15’s new frame is made from a titanium material that’s also used to build spacecraft. Titanium is both strong and light, which makes the phone easier to carry around. It also keeps it well protected, especially when combined with the ultra-tough Ceramic Shield material guarding the front of it.

A better camera

Apple has outdone itself with the quality of the camera again. The Apple iPhone 15 comes with a new, improved 48MP main camera which allows you to take brighter, more detailed shots. 24-megapixel default image resolution captures photos at naturally useful file sizes, while a new ultra-wide camera allows more light to make its way in. There are also more controls for adjusting the depth and focus in order to get the perfect shot.

Even longer battery life

The Apple iPhone 15’s larger battery means it can keep going for even longer than Apple’s “all-day battery life” promise would have you believe!

Dynamic Island

Both the 6.1-inch iPhone 15 and 6.7-inch iPhone 15 Plus come with the Dynamic Island feature, which was only available on the iPhone 14 Pro model. Dynamic Island keeps other tasks open in the background while you focus on one. Phone calls, Apple Pay transactions, frequently-used apps – you can access them all with the tap of a finger on the Dynamic Island.

Clearer communication

Say goodbye to being misheard when there’s a lot of noise on the line. Thanks to the Apple iPhone 15’s new developments in machine learning, your voice should be clearer than ever before. The Voice Isolation mode cuts out background noise as well.

USB-C Port

The USB-C cable allows for fast charging while sharing data at the same time. The iPhone 15 includes a USB-C port, so you can just plug your cable in and charge it quickly and conveniently.


What to Do With Your Old Phone?

If you’re planning to trade in your old phone for an Apple iPhone 15, there are better options out there than throwing it away or even trying to sell it yourself over the Internet.

Every discarded smartphone ends up in a landfill, adding to the growing mountain of e-waste. E-waste (electronic waste) is the fastest-growing form of waste in the world, and smartphones are one of its main contributors. Billions of smartphones are thrown away per year, leaking toxic chemicals into the soil that harm the environment and the people in nearby communities.

You may have read a bit about refurbished smartphones, which not only offer a more sustainable approach but provide a second-hand smartphone that’s in pretty good condition. Refurbished phones have been checked, tested and repaired to make sure every part of them still works and they’re sold with warranties.

If you’re wondering what to do with your old phone? The solution is simple: trade it into OzMobiles!

Here is how to sell your phone: Just find it in our search box, and it should bring up a quote for it within 60 seconds. Next, select the condition the device is in. Send your device to OzMobiles (postage is free) and receive payment within 24 hours.  

Upgrade your iPhone with OzMobiles

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You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get an amazing deal on an iPhone. If poor quality and the lack of consumer protections have put you off buying second-hand, refurbished smartphones offer a fresh solution. OzMobiles has a range of refurbished iPhones, including iPhone 14 models, for hundreds of dollars less than you’d expect to pay new.

As an Australian-owned company, we make sure our devices live up to Australian standards and are compatible with all Australian networks. Every iPhone we sell is certified 100% fully functional and comes with a 12-month warranty and a 30-day money-back guarantee.

We like to make sure our prices are as hard to match as our quality. If you’ve found a better deal elsewhere, we’ll beat that price by $10 (terms and conditions apply).  

If you have any more questions about how to sell your phone, what kind of refurbished iPhone you should buy or anything else, contact the OzMobiles team!


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