iPhone 15 Pro: Everything We Know

Apple recently unveiled its latest high-end flagship smartphones, the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, which are now part of their smartphone lineup alongside the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus.

iPhone 15 Pro: Everything We Know

Apple recently unveiled its latest high-end flagship smartphones, the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, which are now part of their smartphone lineup alongside the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus. These iPhone 15 Pro variants come packed with an enhanced feature set not found in the standard iPhone 15 models, boasting advancements in camera technology, improved displays, a speedier A17 chip, and more.

Maintaining the same 6.1 and 6.7-inch sizes as the preceding iPhone 14 Pro models, the iPhone 15 Pro models exhibit a similar design with some notable alterations. Instead of the customary stainless steel frame, Apple has opted for a novel titanium alloy, also utilized in spacecraft construction, and introduced fresh titanium color options such as white, black, natural, and blue. Notably, titanium is lighter than stainless steel, resulting in reduced weight for the iPhone 15 Pro models compared to their iPhone 14 Pro predecessors.


So strong. So light. So Pro.

iPhone 15 Pro is the first iPhone to feature an aerospace-grade titanium design, which uses the same alloy that spacecraft uses for missions to Mars. Titanium has one of the best strength-to-weight ratios of any metal, making it the lightest Pro models ever.

Additionally, Apple has refined the design, resulting in a frame with more gracefully contoured edges and notably slimmer display bezels. The front of the iPhone continues to benefit from the robust Ceramic Shield material by Apple, acclaimed as the most resilient glass utilized in smartphones.

Continuing the trend from the previous year, Apple maintains the use of the same Super Retina XDR Display, complete with Always-On display functionality and a ProMotion refresh rate of 120Hz. The iPhone 15 Pro Max boasts a resolution of 2796x1290, while the iPhone 15 Pro features a resolution of 2556x1179. With the exception of the reduced bezel size, no changes have been made to the display, and it retains the Dynamic Island feature at the top.

Departing from the Lightning port, the iPhone 15 Pro models now integrate a USB-C port, offering USB 3 transfer speeds of up to 10Gb/s. Charging is now facilitated using a USB-C cable, providing a unified charging solution across the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Furthermore, the USB-C port allows for direct charging of AirPods or an Apple Watch using an iPhone. The option for 15W MagSafe charging remains available, and Apple has introduced support for Qi2 wireless charging.

The introduction of a customizable Action button, inspired by the one found on the Apple Watch Ultra, takes the place of the mute switch. This adaptable button can be configured for a variety of functions, including launching the camera, activating the flashlight, recording voice memos, or triggering shortcuts. The Action button seamlessly integrates with the Dynamic Island, delivering both visual and haptic feedback to enhance the user experience.

A17 Pro chip

A monster win for gaming

A17 Pro Chip

The moment has arrived—the most extensive makeover in Apple GPU history. The A17 Pro marks a completely fresh category of iPhone chip, setting a new standard for graphics performance that surpasses all previous iterations.

Prepare for a gaming experience that is beyond captivating, as A17 Pro ensures mobile games boast incredibly intricate environments and characters with a heightened sense of realism. What's more, its unmatched speed and efficiency catapults A17 Pro to new heights, pushing the boundaries of rapid performance.

With this chip, you will experience up to 20% faster GPU (now with 6 cores) and up to 10% faster CPU performance. The A17 chip also boasts a 4x faster ray tracing performance compared to A16 Bionic, making it the fastest performing chip from Apple to date.

A camera that captures your wildest imagination.

From dramatic framing flexibility to next-generation portraits, see what you can do with our most powerful iPhone camera system.

Camera Enthusiasts Rejoice

A 48MP camera with megapower unleashed. Harnessing the might of 48 megapixels, the advanced quad-pixel sensor dynamically adjusts to your subject, ensuring exceptional detail in low-light photography. Plus, it extends your zoom capabilities with an extra 2x Telephoto.

Introducing the groundbreaking Photonic Engine, fusing the finest pixels from a super-high-resolution image with another tailored for optimal light capture. The result? Automatic 24MP photos, doubling the previous resolution, and delivering everyday shots brimming with additional intricacy.

The Photonic Engine elevates your portrait photography, providing exquisite detail, lifelike colors, instantaneous shutter response, and a remarkable improvement of up to two times in low-light performance.

Moreover, portraits can now be captured as Live Photos. In Portrait mode, you can smoothly employ continuous zoom to approach your subject closely, and even adjust the focal point among subjects after you've taken the shot.

The advantages of the Photonic Engine extend beyond just portrait photography. Night mode, for instance, enhances your ability to capture subjects in darker settings, expanding the dynamic range for clearer results.

In situations where lighting is intense or uneven, the newest Smart HDR feature works intelligently to optimize both your subject and the background, resulting in photos adorned with vibrant colors and true-to-life skin tones.

Even the TrueDepth camera makes use of the latest advancements in Smart HDR, Night mode, and portrait enhancements, promising your most exceptional selfies to date.

Get in on the Action button.

Press and activate

The all‑new Action button is a fast track to your favourite feature. Once you set the one you want, just press and hold to launch the action.

Out of the box, the Action button is configured to switch between Ring and Silent modes. Should you opt for a different function, Control Centre provides the option to mute or utilize Focus filters, which can automatically set your iPhone to silent mode.

No matter your activity, the Action button stands poised for action. You can swiftly launch the Camera to capture a spontaneous selfie, create an impromptu voice memo, or opt for the Shortcut function to open an app or execute a sequence of tasks, such as illuminating your living room and starting your music playlist.


Up to 20x faster file transfers

The iPhone 15 Pro marks a significant milestone as the first iPhone to embrace USB 3.5, ushering in a substantial increase in data transfer speeds and enabling faster professional workflows than ever before.

File transfers

With the introduction of the new USB-C connector, you can now charge your Mac or iPad using the same cable that charges your iPhone 15 Pro. Say goodbye to cable clutter and enjoy the convenience of a unified charging solution.

Battery Life

All-day battery life

The iPhone 15 Pro boasts a 23 hr video playback, while the larger iPhone 15 Pro Max boasts a 29 hr video playback.

The iPhone 15 Pro Max boasts an impressive additional 9 hours of video playback compared to the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Likewise, the iPhone 15 Pro offers an extended 6 hours of video playback when compared to the iPhone 12 Pro.

Final Words

The iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max models are scheduled for release on Friday, September 22, and customers can place pre-orders starting at 5:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Friday, September 15.

Visit https://www.apple.com/iphone-15-pro/ to explore the comprehensive list of available features.