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3 things experts like and dislike about the iPhone 15

3 things experts like and dislike about the iPhone 15

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We have reviewed all iPhone 15 reviews so you don’t have to worry…

iPhone 15 reviews, which started right after Apple’s product launch event called Wonderlust, took the internet by storm.

From TechCrunch to The Verge, from CNET to Wired, every technology site has revealed their thoughts on the new iPhone 15 models.

As we said in our own review: Apple’s brand new flagship phone lineup is close to perfect. Pro models have a sleek new action button that reviewers love, and the most expensive model, the Pro Max, is equipped with a powerful 5X telephoto camera.

And we no longer have to whine about the slower and lower-performing Lightning port.

But there are some things we need to talk about with the USB-C port: While many reviewers were relieved to see Apple complying with the EU directive calling for the adoption of the popular I/O standard, many others expressed disappointment. You ask why? We’ll get into this when we list the top three things people don’t like about the iPhone 15…

3 things reviewers didn’t like about the iPhone 15
There’s not much to dislike about the iPhone 15. Apple gets closer to the pinnacle of perfection every year, but of course, no device is foolproof. So, what are the most frequently expressed negative criticisms about the iPhone 15? Let’s list…

1. Thermal insulation can be improved
Both CNBC and TechRadar noted that the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models got hot during intense gaming sessions. This isn’t too surprising, as mobile games can put a strain on internal components.

For example, CNBC stated that the iPhone 15 Pro Max, especially its titanium frame, was ‘too hot to hold’ while playing Apple Arcade’s ‘Zookeeper World’ game.

TechRadar played ‘Asphalt 9: Legends’ on the iPhone 15. The reviewer praised the smooth and visually pleasing look of the device, but noted that the rear case got ‘noticeably warm’.

However, reviewers of both publications did not experience heating problems during daily use.

2. Why USB 2.0?
Yes, the iPhone 15 series is equipped with USB-C, but as noted during Apple’s ‘Wonderlust’ livestream event, only the Pro Max models have USB 3.0. Entry-level iPhones have USB 2.0. Naturally, publications such as Pocket-Lint and TechCrunch complained about this situation.

So what is the difference between USB 2.0 and 3.0? USB 2.0 only offers data transfer speeds of up to 480Mbps, which is not much different from Lightning technology. On the other hand, iPhone 15 Pro models support USB 3.0, which provides data transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps. Of course, you’ll need a compatible cable to take advantage of this, which brings us to the next point.

3. Can we get a better cable, Apple?
Yes, the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are USB 3.0 compatible, but as The Verge points out, you need a USB 10Gbps cable to use with them. The problem is that the cable that comes with the Pro models only supports USB 2.0 transfer speed. The Verge joked about how nice it would be if Apple gave a better cable with a phone we paid a lot of money for. Solution for now: Buying a 10Gbps USB-C cable.

3 things reviewers love about the iPhone 15
Of course, it has a few flaws, of course. However, it seems that the iPhone 15 series did not receive less than 4 stars in the ‘reviews we reviewed’. Now let’s take a look at the most praised aspects of the iPhone 15 (besides the addition of USB-C, thinner bezels, and notable camera improvements)…

1. iPhone 15 is much lighter
“The phone is so light compared to the iPhone 14 Pro that it felt a bit shoddy at first, but I quickly got used to it,” said Wired’s Julian Chokkatu. Cherlynn Low from Engadget wrote that she was afraid that her skull would break if the iPhone 14 Pro Max fell on her face, but these concerns disappeared with the new model (iPhone 15 Pro Max).

Moreover, it is not just the Pro models that are lighter. CNN Underscored pointed out that the standard iPhone 15 is slightly lighter than the previous model. Mike Andronico said, “I definitely felt the difference when I held both phones at the same time.”

2. Cheaper repair opportunity
Both CNBC and CNET praised Apple for releasing cheaper and easier-to-repair iPhone 15 Pro models. This way, if you are clumsy and damage the back glass of the phone, you will incur less expense for repair compared to the previous generation.

3. Improved Portrait mode
Reviewers can’t stop talking about how much they love the iPhone 15’s updated Portrait Mode. The mode is activated by default. If the camera detects a person or pet in the frame, the iPhone 15 automatically captures a depth map, allowing users to add a bokeh effect later (if they wish).

Why do people like this change? Because many users forget to use Portrait Mode when taking photos, which means you miss the opportunity to take great photos with a ‘professional-looking blurred background’, as Good Housekeeping puts it.

So even if you’re tempted to turn on Portrait Mode, you can play around with focus and depth control effects after you take the photo.


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