During the recent “Wonderlust” event, Apple unveiled the highly anticipated iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, marking substantial upgrades in various aspects. These enhancements include the incorporation of titanium-grade 5 frames, the introduction of the new A17 Pro chipset, and significant improvements in camera technology, notably a 5x optical zoom telephoto sensor.
The distinctive Dynamic Island notch remains a prominent feature, now extending to the lower-tier iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus models. A notable change in the iPhone 15 Pro Series lies in its USB-C port, which has received a substantial upgrade to USB 3.0 specifications, delivering impressive transfer speeds of 10Gbps.
A standout feature in both the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max is the utilization of titanium grade 5 frames. This choice not only enhances durability compared to stainless steel but also remarkably reduces weight. Apple proudly asserts that the 15 Pro Series models are the lightest Pro devices they have ever produced, shedding 19g compared to their predecessors.
Screen specifications remain consistent, with a 6.1-inch display for the iPhone 15 Pro and a 6.7-inch display for the iPhone 15 Pro Max. These displays feature Super Retina XDR OLED panels, offering a remarkable peak brightness of up to 2000 nits. However, the most notable change is the substantially thinner bezels, with reports suggesting that these bezels are the slimmest ever crafted by Apple.
Powering the iPhone 15 Pro Series is the advanced A17 Bionic chipset, the first smartphone SoC to utilize 3nm process technology. This leap promises superior performance and enhanced efficiency. Comprising a 6-core CPU and a 6-core GPU, with an additional graphics core compared to the A16 Bionic, the A17 Pro delivers a claimed 10 percent boost in processor performance and a significant 20 percent increase in graphics performance. To enrich its AI capabilities, Apple has equipped it with a 16-core unit Neural Engine.
Photography enthusiasts have much to celebrate in the iPhone 15 Pro Series. The newly introduced 48MP IMX80 main sensor boasts a larger 1.22µm sensor size, ensuring exceptional low-light photography. Complementing this, the 12MP ultra-wide camera and 12MP periscope telephoto lens provide 3x optical zoom for the iPhone 15 Pro and an impressive 5x optical zoom with a 120mm focal length for the iPhone 15 Pro Max. Even the selfie camera receives an upgrade, now featuring 12MP.
One particularly alluring feature is the iPhone 15 Pro Series’ support for spatial video recording for the Vision Pro device. This feature was initially expected to debut with the iPhone 16 Ultra next year.
Adding to the innovations is the introduction of the solid-state Action button in the iPhone 15 Pro Series, replacing the traditional mute switch. This versatile button can function as a mute switch while also offering a range of other functionalities, including quick access to the camera, voice memo initiation, shortcuts to various apps, and more.
All these enhancements coexist with the retention of other standout features such as emergency satellite SOS, crash detection, IP68 rating for water and dust resistance, 5G connectivity, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC support, and more. Both the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are already powered by the latest iOS 17.
These groundbreaking devices come in four distinctive colors: Black Titanium, White Titanium, Blue Titanium, and Natural Titanium. Pricing varies, with the iPhone 15 Pro starting at USD 999, and the iPhone 15 Pro Max beginning at USD 1,199.