On 14th September 2023, Apple unveiled its latest high-end flagship smartphones, the apple iPhone 15 Pro max and the iPhone 15 Pro, alongside the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus. These Pro models come with an array of enhancements, including advanced camera technology, an improved display, a speedier A17 chip, and more.
Just like their predecessors, the iPhone 15 Pro models are available in 6.1 and 6.7-inch sizes, but there are some exciting changes.
Apple iphone 15 pro max and iphone 15 pro’s specs
Frame: Instead of the traditional stainless steel frame, Apple opted for a cutting-edge titanium alloy frame, also used in spacecraft, offering a lightweight design.
Colors. Color options now include white, black, natural, and blue. The titanium frame features a new matte, brushed texture and includes an aluminum inner frame for improved heat dissipation and back glass repairability.
Apple also refined the design, giving the frame more contoured edges and significantly thinner display bezels. The front remains safeguarded by Apple’s robust Ceramic Shield glass.
Display: The Pro models retain the Super Retina XDR Display from the previous year, boasting Always-On display technology and a 120Hz Pro-Motion refresh rate.
The iPhone 15 Pro Max offers a resolution of 2796×1290, while the iPhone 15 Pro comes in at 2556×1179. Apart from the slimmer bezels, the display maintains the same Dynamic Island feature at the top.
Charging port: Instead of the Lightning port, the iPhone 15 Pro models now support a USB-C port, offering USB 3 transfer speeds of up to 10Gb/s. Charging is simplified with a USB-C cable, compatible with iPhone, iPad, and Mac charging. Additionally, this USB-C port enables direct charging of AirPods or an Apple Watch. MagSafe charging at 15W is still available, and Apple introduced support for Qi2 wireless charging.
Customizable Action button: An exciting addition is the customizable Action button, inspired by the Apple Watch Ultra. It replaces the mute switch and can be programmed for various functions, such as launching the camera, activating the flashlight, recording a voice memo, or triggering a shortcut. The Action button provides visual feedback in tandem with haptic feedback from the Dynamic Island.
Camera: The main camera gets a significant upgrade, boasting 48 megapixels for improved low-light performance and a default image resolution of 24 megapixels, offering high-quality images with a manageable file size. You can also adjust the Main camera to different focal lengths (24mm, 28mm, and 35mm) and capture 48-megapixel HEIF images that occupy less space than RAW files.
Portrait photos are now automatically captured when a person or pet is detected in the frame or when you tap to focus. This enables you to adjust depth and focal points even if you didn’t initially select portrait mode. Expect sharper details, more vibrant colors, and better low-light performance. Night mode is crisper, and Smart HDR 5 ensures true-to-life skin tones and enhanced highlights, midtones, and shadows.
A new Ultrawide camera lets in more light, while the iPhone 15 Pro Max boasts an upgraded 5x Telephoto lens with a tetra-prism design. Apple has introduced an advanced optical image stabilization system that includes a 3D sensor-shift module for sharper photos.
Chip: Powering these enhancements is the A17 Pro chip, Apple’s first 3-nanometer chip with a major GPU overhaul, offering up to 20% faster GPU performance than the A16 and up to 10% faster CPU performance.
The 6-core GPU enables hardware-accelerated ray tracing, allowing the iPhone to run console games like Assassin’s Creed Mirage and Resident Evil 4 for the first time, while enhancing augmented reality apps. The phone also boasts a dedicated AV1 decoder for efficient video streaming.
The A17 Pro chip enables the iPhone to connect to external storage for recording 4K 60fps Pro-Res video directly to the storage device. In line with this feature, Apple introduces an option for Log encoding, making the iPhone 15 Pro models the first smartphones to support the Academy Color Encoding System used by filmmakers.
Later in the year, the iPhone 15 Pro models will gain the capability to record 3D spatial video, viewable on the upcoming Apple Vision Pro.
Connectivity: Apple incorporates a second-generation Ultra Wideband chip, extending the range for two iPhones with the chip to connect at 3 times the previous distance. This improved connectivity powers a new Precision Finding for Find My Friends feature, helping you locate friends in crowded areas.
WiFi: Wi-Fi 6E support offers up to 2x faster Wi-Fi speeds and access to 6GHz bands when paired with a Wi-Fi 6E router. Thread support has also been added for future Home app integrations. Lastly, Emergency SOS via Satellite now includes Emergency Roadside Assistance via Satellite, ensuring help in areas without cellular or Wi-Fi signals