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The iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max could end up being the best phones of the year, and the iPhone 15 Pro beats the iPhone 15. At least, that’s the impression I’ve gotten from all the rumors and revelations so far.
I’ve been following all the rumors surrounding the iPhone 15 Pro series, and it seems that Apple is positioning the two phones to be in a league of their own, creating an even greater disparity than exists between the iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone. 14
The iPhone 15 vs. the iPhone 15 Pro. From the processor and design to the cameras and display, here are the reasons why the Pro may be the better choice this year. Yes, even if the rumored price increase for the iPhone 15 Pro materializes.
7 ways the iPhone 15 Pro takes on the iPhone 15
1. A17 Bionic Chip
As for Apple Silicon, it looks like the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will be getting second-hand devices again. Apple’s new A17 Bionic chip, reportedly the first to use a 3-nanometer process, is expected to be exclusive to the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max. Even though both phones have a 6.1-inch screen, the iPhone 15 Pro should outlast the iPhone 15. The same applies to the iPhone 15 Plus and iPhone 15 Pro Max with 6.7-inch screens.
Also, the first benchmarks for the A17 Bionic that have been released seem to be pretty impressive, assuming they’re accurate. The iPhone 15 Pro’s single-core Geekbench 5 score of 2,317 annihilates the iPhone 14 Pro Max (1,882) and the Galaxy S23 Ultra (1,050). (1,578). And the iPhone 15 Pro’s multi-core score of 6,750 also beats the iPhone 14 Pro Plus (5,333) and S23 Ultra (5,081).
2. Periscope Zoom Lens (Pro Max)
This is a long overdue update, but the iPhone 15 Pro Max (and not the iPhone 15 Pro) is rumored to be the first to feature a periscope zoom lens. This would reportedly allow the device to provide 5x or 6x optical magnification, doubling the 3x telephoto zoom of the iPhone 14 Pro series.
The iPhone 15 and 15 Plus are rumored to lack telephoto zoom once again, which is a huge disappointment.
3. Titanium design
Apple is reportedly replacing the stainless steel strap on the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Plus with a titanium alloy, even though there’s nothing wrong with the stainless steel strap. This material is stronger than aluminum and at the same time lighter, so the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max should be more durable and easier to carry.
Unfortunately, the regular iPhone 15 series is expected to feature an aluminum design again. Another benefit? The iPhone 15 Pro Max is rumored to feature the narrowest bezels ever seen on an iPhone, but it’s unclear if the same will be true for the iPhone 15 Pro.
We expect the display differences between the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro to persist. Apple is likely to retain the iPhone 14 Pro’s exclusive 120Hz ProMotion technology, despite our desire to have at least a 90Hz display on the iPhone 14 Pro. iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus.
Expect two 6.1-inch and two 6.7-inch models, as we think Apple will keep all four models unchanged. The iPhone 15 Pro is likely to have a brighter screen than the iPhone 15.
As for the notch in front of Dynamic Island, according to a recent rumor, Apple could add the latter feature to non-Pro models next year. This would certainly make the iPhone 15 more exciting as it would no longer look like the iPhone 13 and 14.
5. Faster USB-C
Apple is widely expected to transition the Lightning port to USB-C for the iPhone 15 this year, at least in part because the EU is cracking down and has set a 2024 deadline for Apple to comply with a USB-only future. -C. This action is intended to make things simpler for consumers juggling multiple varieties of cables and benefit the environment.
If the speculations are true, Apple may decide to offer faster charging and transfer speeds on the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max compared to the standard iPhone 15. Apple may even implement a Made for iPhone certification program for USB-C accessories, performance at a premium price. The EU has already declared that such a move would be illegal, so it remains to be seen how true this rumor is.
6. Wi-Fi 6E and 5G
By 2023, all iPhones will use Qualcomm’s next-generation X70 chips with enhanced AI for faster processing speeds, greater coverage range, greater power efficiency, and reduced latency.
The faster Wi-Fi 6E standard will likely be exclusive to the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max. Wi-Fi 6E provides more bandwidth than Wi-Fi 6, resulting in faster connectivity speeds, reduced latency, and higher capacity. Wi-Fi 6E provides an additional 1.2 GHz of spectrum in the 6 GHz band and can support whole-home gigabit coverage, multi-gigabit connectivity for venues, and bandwidth for higher data streams such as those used for experiences. AR and VR.
7. Solid state buttons
As someone whose iPhone 12 Pro Max has a blocked volume up button, I applaud this rumor. Both the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max are rumored to be ditching mechanical buttons in favor of solid-state ones. This would be the case for both the volume controls, which are rumored to be merged into a single rocker button, and the mute switch, which is also expected to become a button.
The objective? Make iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max more durable and resistant to damage and debris buildup under the buttons. In addition to providing haptic feedback for a physical button feel, the iPhone 15 Pro’s capacitive buttons are expected to work well with both cases and gloves.
These buttons, as well as the rumored titanium design, narrower bezels than the standard iPhone 15 model, and solid-state buttons, are pictured in a new set of versions of the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max.
iPhone 15 Prices
According to tech analyst Jeff Pu, the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max could be more expensive than the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. Pu thinks there will be a price hike due to the titanium frame, solid-state buttons, A17 processor and other features, but he didn’t offer a price prediction.
The starting price of the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max is $999 and $1099, respectively, and Apple hasn’t changed the price of its top-end iPhone since the launch of the iPhone 12 Pro models.
I’m not suggesting the standard iPhone 15 series isn’t worth buying. The iPhone 15 is rumored to feature the same dynamic island as the Pro series for notifications and live activities, and the faster A16 Bionic processor of the iPhone 14 models. Pro should suffice for most users.
Also, both the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are expected to feature the same 48MP primary sensor as the iPhone 14 Pro series. So you should get sharper images in all lighting conditions. But ultimately the message seems to be pretty clear. If you want the best iPhone this year, the only option is the iPhone 15 Pro.
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