Apple will release the “iPhone 15 Pro” and “iPhone 15 Pro Max” from September 22, 2023.
iPhone 15: Starting from $799
iPhone 15 Plus: Starting from $899
iPhone 15 Pro : Starting from $999
iPhone 15 Pro Max : Starting from $1199
Lightweight and durable design
The iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are available in two impressive display sizes, 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch, respectively. What sets them apart from previous iPhones is their robust and lightweight titanium design, marking a groundbreaking moment in iPhone history. This titanium alloy boasts the same exceptional strength-to-weight ratio as metals used in spacecraft, making the iPhone 15 Pro the lightest additions to Apple’s Pro lineup.
Both models sport a sleek brushed finish, gracefully curved edges, and the slimmest outer frame ever seen on an iPhone. The Pro lineup is built to endure, combining the toughness of titanium with the industry-leading Ceramic Shield front and the sturdiest glass back ever featured on a smartphone.
Utilizing an innovative thermomechanical process, the titanium band wraps around a substructure crafted entirely from 100 percent recycled aluminum, ensuring a secure bond between these two metals. The aluminum frame also contributes to efficient heat dissipation, and should the need arise, the back glass can be effortlessly replaced. This new design seamlessly complements the Super Retina XDR display, which features an always-on display and ProMotion technology, delivering a visually captivating experience.
New generation Apple silicon “A17 Pro” in iPhone 15
For the first time, these phones are equipped with A17 Pro, the industry’s first 3-nanometer chip. The entire chip has been improved, including a redesigned GPU. The new CPU is up to 10 percent faster with improved microarchitecture and design, and the Neural Engine is up to 2x faster, improving features such as autocorrect and Personal Voice in iOS 17.
In addition, the GPU features a new six-core design that increases peak performance and energy efficiency, making it up to 20 percent faster and enabling entirely new experiences. With hardware-accelerated ray tracing that’s four times faster than software-based ray tracing, the Pro delivers smoother graphics and more immersive AR app and gaming experiences. .
A17 Pro is equipped with a dedicated AV1 decoder for a more efficient and high-quality video experience with streaming services. Additionally, a new USB controller enables USB 3 speeds on iPhone for the first time, supporting even faster transfer speeds and HDR video output up to 4K60fps.
iPhone 15 Pro’s powerful professional camera system
The advanced camera systems of the two Pro’s are said to be packed with the performance equivalent of seven lenses. All of these are said to be realized by the A17 Pro. The 48MP main camera created for the Pro lineup offers users flexibility with a new 24MP high resolution default, delivering image quality at a practical file size suitable for storage and sharing.
For the main camera, users can switch between three commonly used focal lengths: 24mm, 28mm, and 35mm, and can also set one of them as the new default. In addition to 48MP ProRAW, the main camera also supports 48MP HEIF images with 4 times higher resolution. The iPhone 15 Pro features a vast 3x telephoto camera, and the iPhone 15 Pro Max offers 5x optical zoom with the longest focal length in Apple history at 120mm.
Ideal for capturing close-ups, wildlife photos, and action at greater distances, the new telephoto camera on iPhone 15 Pro Max combines a tetra-prism design with optical image stabilization and an autofocus 3D sensor shift module. It is said to be equipped with Apple’s advanced image stabilization system.
Users can get up to 20x faster transfer speeds with the optional USB 3 cable. With iPhone and third-party solutions like Capture One, photographers can create a professional studio, take photos, and instantly transfer 48MP ProRAW images from iPhone to Mac. ProRes video can be recorded directly to external storage, enabling even higher shooting options up to 4K60fps, providing greater flexibility on set using a smartphone as the main camera. Also, for the first time, the camera can shoot in Log encoding, making it the world’s first smartphone to support the ACES (Academy Color Encoding System) standard, the global standard for color workflow.
By 2023, iPhone 15 Pro will be able to capture spatial video for Apple Vision Pro, adding a new dimension to video shooting. Users will be able to capture precious moments in 3D and relive those memories in depth with Apple Vision Pro when it launches in the U.S. in early 2024.