iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max unveiled with new Action Button, A17 Pro SoC and plenty of camera-specific improvements ↺
The vanilla iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus bring forth quite a few meaningful upgrades, such as a USB-C port and a 48 MP primary camera. However, all the good stuff is reserved for the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. Earlier leaks may have missed the iPhone 15 Ultra prediction but got a few things right about the duo, like its Titanium body and ceramic shield front.
The iPhone 15 Pro comes with a 6.1-inch screen, and the iPhone 15 Pro Max with 6.7-inch. Both have a refresh rate of 120 Hz. Apple claims both phones are more repairable thanks to a redesigned assembly that allows the back glass to come off more easily. Both also replace the age-old mute switch with a customizable "Action Button". The best part is it can still operate as a mute switch and as a shortcut to open apps.
Apple says the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max come with a "larger" 48 MP camera sensor compared to their non-Pro counterparts. Unlike previous iterations, there is a minor difference in camera hardware across both models.
The iPhone 15 Pro's telephoto lens supports 3x optical zoom whereas the iPhone 15 Pro Max ups that to 5x (120 mm): a 12 MP selfie camera and 12 MP wide-angle lens round off the camera layout.Professionals can also directly offload ProRes footage from an iPhone 15 Pro/Pro Max onto an external storage medium. Other camera-centric features include support for ACES (Academy Color Encoding System), Log encoding and the ability to shoot "spatial" video for the Apple Vision Pro.
In true Apple fashion, it neglected to mention the amount of RAM on the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. That figure was slated to be around 8 GB last time, and only time will tell if it is true. Meanwhile, storage caps out at 1 TB on both phones, effectively quashing rumours about 2 TB variants. Additionally, the company didn't specify any details about their batteries or charging speeds.
Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 6E, ultra-wideband (UWB), USB-C 10 Gbps, and satellite connectivity (free for the first two years only). The iPhone 15 Pro starts at US$999 (128 GB storage), while the iPhone 15 Pro Max starts at US$1,199 (256 GB storage). They can be pre-ordered on September 15 and will hit shelves on September 22.