In 2023, Apple will continue its tradition of launching four iPhone models, including the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max. While the more affordable iPhone 15 devices will have a different set of features, we’ll focus on everything we know about the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max based on circulating rumors.
Design and Display:
The iPhone 15 Pro is expected to feature a 6.1-inch display, while the iPhone 15 Pro Max will come with a 6.7-inch display, just like the iPhone 14 Pro models. Apple is rumored to introduce thinner, curved bezels, and a new titanium chassis, giving the devices a sleek and modern look. Additionally, a redesigned “mute” button may serve as an Action button, similar to the Apple Watch Ultra, replacing the current mute switch.
Exclusive to the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max, an upgraded 3-nanometer A17 chip will provide faster processing and improved efficiency compared to the A16 chip used in the standard iPhone 15 models. Both iPhone 15 models will feature Dynamic Island and transition from Lightning to USB-C, but the Pro lineup will include an upgraded USB-C port with USB 3.2 or Thunderbolt 3 transfer speeds.
Connectivity and Camera:
All iPhone 15 models will use the same 5G Qualcomm modem chip technology for connectivity. Apple is also expected to introduce a new Ultrawide Band chip for nearby interactions, integrating it with the Vision Pro headset planned for early 2024. The Pro models will include a telephoto camera lens, and the iPhone 15 Pro Max will boast a periscope lens, enabling 5x to 6x optical zoom, an improvement over the 3x zoom on the iPhone 14 Pro.
Colors and Material:
The iPhone 15 Pro models are rumored to come in blue, silver, space gray/black, and titanium gray colors. Unlike the previous stainless steel frame, Apple might switch to titanium for the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max, making them lighter and stronger. However, titanium is also more expensive and prone to scratching.
The iPhone 15 Pro models are expected to be more expensive than the iPhone 14 Pro, with analyst predictions suggesting a $200 price increase (approximately Rs 16,490) in international markets. For instance, the iPhone 15 Pro Max in India is estimated to cost more than Rs 1,44,900.
The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are expected to have the same pricing as their predecessors, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, respectively. This means that despite having updated features and improvements, Apple will maintain the pricing at the same level as the previous models. By keeping the prices consistent, Apple aims to offer a more budget-friendly option for users who don’t require the advanced features of the Pro models. So, if you’re looking for a more affordable option in the iPhone 15 series, the standard iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus may be the right choices for you.
Apple traditionally unveils its new iPhones in September each year, and it is anticipated that the iPhone 15 series, including the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max, will follow the same pattern. Therefore, the official launch of the iPhone 15 lineup is expected to take place in September. Keep an eye out for Apple’s announcements to get the exact date and be among the first to get your hands on the latest iPhones.
While the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max will undoubtedly offer advanced features and enhanced performance, the standard iPhone 15 models will cater to those looking for more budget-friendly options. Stay tuned for official announcements from Apple to get all the confirmed details about the highly anticipated iPhone 15 lineup.