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iPhone 15 series arrives in PH stores on Oct. 20

By JUSTINE PUNZALAN Published Oct 06, 2023 2:32 pm

Your time has finally come, Pinoy Apple aficionados. The tech giant's much-awaited iPhone 15 series is arriving in Philippine stores on Oct. 20.

Power Mac, Apple's premium reseller in the country, announced the iPhone 15 series' local release date on social media today. Oct. 6.

The posts feature the iPhone 15 Plus and iPhone 15 Pro's rear camera along with the text, "Pre-order starts October 12 at 12:01 a.m. Available October 20 at 12:01 a.m."

All models in the series—iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max—will be available for pre-order and pick-up on the said dates.

If you would like to get first dibs on the highly coveted smartphones, you can pre-order your preferred model online via Power Mac's website or offline through Power Mac branches nationwide. 

Online pre-orders will open on Oct. 12, at 12:01 a.m., and end on Oct. 19, at 11:59 p.m. A full payment is required for the smartphone on the day you'll be placing your order. Once the unit is available in the Philippines, you can have it delivered to your address or pick it up in the 35 participating branches, including Greenbelt 3, PowerPlant Mall, SM Mall of Asia, TriNoma, Robinsons Magnolia, and SM Megamall. The full list can be found here.

Meanwhile, those who will pre-order in-store can either pay the full amount or provide a security deposit of at least P10,000 on the day of the pre-order. The remaining balance must be settled on or before Oct. 22.

Installment options are available for cardholders of the following banks: BDO, BPI, Citibank, HSBC, Metrobank, and RCBC, among others. Maya and ShopeePay users can likewise pay for the phones in portions with their e-wallet credits.

iPhone 15 series was launched during Apple's "Wanderlust" event on Sept. 13 (Philippine time). The highly coveted smartphones feature a slew of improvements and firsts including a 48MP main camera, multifunctional Dynamic Island, and satellite connectivity for Emergency SOS in all models.

It is also with this year's iPhone series that Apple has finally ditched its propriety cable, the Lightning cord, to enable all iPhone 15 series users to charge or share files with a USB-C connector. 

In addition, the lineup's more premium models, the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max, come with an A17 Pro chipset, a customizable Action button, faster USB-3 charging speeds, and the iPhone's first titanium body.

Prices start at P57,990 for the iPhone 15, P64,990 for iPhone 15 Plus, P71,990 for iPhone 15 Pro, and P85,990 for iPhone 15 Pro Max.