Since our iPhone 15 and 15 Pro reviews appeared on Tuesday morning, you’ve had a ton of questions to ask about the phones: in the comments, on The Vergecast, in Threads, an Instagram app, and in a live question and answer session. So we thought we’d put all that information together into a nice little smorgasbord of nerdy tidbits and philosophical musings and pick a few favorites in the process.
Since the mute switch will be gone, Apple put an indicator in the status bar so you can check if your ringer is muted at a glance. But what if you find it annoying and want it to go away? Good news: you will have the power to banish it from sight.
We almost got the perfect children’s photography feature.
A reader asked if you could change the keyframe on a Live Photo and still retain the depth map to convert it to a portrait photo. Imagine a world where you can take a photo of your kids, choose the frame where they are actually looking at the camera, and turn it into a portrait mode photo after the fact! It’s the dream! But while you can If you have Live Photos and the depth map auto-save feature enabled simultaneously, you’ll only get the depth map for a single keyframe. We were so close.
Joe Rossignol of MacRumors I stopped by our iPhone 15 Q&A to ask a question about the new battery optimization charging options on the phone. Turns out Apple snuck in a new setting to limit charging to 80 percent, which will help extend battery life…how timely! Unfortunately, this setup doesn’t work in our tests so far.
Wouldn’t it be nice to link the doorbell on/off setting to a focus mode? You can do this on the iPhone 15 Pro or 15 Pro Max, where it’s now a filter option for your focus modes, as well as an action in the Shortcuts app. That’s not he most fun you can have with shortcutsbut it is useful.
This Vergecast The hotline question is a delight. Start at 33:35 to hear Jordan’s question about a theoretical power struggle between two USB-C connected phones. Associate editor Dan Seifert got to the bottom of this matter.