Apple introduces the latest flagship smartphones for the year, the iPhone 15 Pro with a 6.1-inch screen and the iPhone 15 Pro Max with a 6.7-inch screen. These premium smartphones come with new features that set them apart from their predecessors.
Starting with the design and build, Apple has opted for a Grade 5 titanium body, making the iPhone Pro models the lightest ever. The front bezels are the smallest yet, providing a compact and durable device. The coloring process has also changed, offering four options: black titanium, white titanium, blue titanium, and natural titanium. Furthermore, we’ve ceramic-coated the Always-on display to enhance its durability.
Another notable change involves replacing the side switch with a single button, now named the Action Button. Users can customize its functions, such as toggling sound settings, focusing, opening the camera, activating the flashlight, or accessing shortcuts.
A Closer Look at Its Innovative Features
Powering the iPhone 15 Pro is the A17 Pro chip, crafted with groundbreaking 3-nanometer technology. It boasts a 6-core CPU, 16-core Neural Engines, and a dedicated AV1 decoder for streaming. The device also features the USB 3 control chip, which supports USB-C ports for faster data transfers. The GPU upgrade includes a 6-core Pro-class, delivering a 20% faster performance and 4 times faster ray tracing.
The camera has always been a major selling point for the iPhone Pro models, and the iPhone 15 Pro is no exception. It retains the triple rear camera setup, with the main 48MP sensor now offering adjustable focal lengths of 24mm, 28mm, and 35mm. This enables users to capture images with varying perspectives. The Telephoto lens, currently at 12MP, now features a 3x optical zoom for the iPhone 15 Pro and a 5x optical zoom for the iPhone 15 Pro Max. The Ultrawide lens, also at 12MP, now offers multi-level adjustable focus for versatile usage.
In terms of video capabilities, the iPhone 15 Pro has introduced ProRes, allowing high-quality video recording at 4K 60 fps. It also supports Log Encode with ACES standard for professional filmmaking. Furthermore, the device now has the ability to capture spatial videos, storing three-dimensional images for viewing through Apple Vision Pro headsets.
With the transition to USB-C, data transfers on the iPhone 15 Pro are faster than ever, thanks to the USB 3 standard with a maximum speed of 10 Gbps, which is 20 times faster than the previous generation.
Other new features include the second-generation Ultra Wideband chip for improved Find My accuracy and Wi-Fi 6E support.
iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max Color Options and Slight Storage Differences
- iPhone 15 Pro: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB with a starting price up to $1,099 (vs. $999 now).
- iPhone 15 Pro Max: 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB with a starting price up to $1,299 (vs. $1,099 now)