iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max: Everything you need to know

During its customary autumn keynote event held in Cupertino, Apple introduced the iPhone 15 series, comprising the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and the iPhone 15 Pro Max. Despite the attention-grabbing features, there’s a plethora of changes in the 2023 iPhone lineup. In this article, our focus will be on delving into the specifics of what we know about the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max.

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The iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max sport a novel titanium frame, although this change in material doesn’t drastically alter their external design. Improvements in the in-hand feel include subtle rounding around the frame’s edges and a reduction in weight. Flipping over to the back reveals the consistent presence of the stovetop-like triple camera array, complemented by a textured matte glass back.

However, the structural evolution of the iPhone becomes apparent when you focus on the core construction improvements. It appears that Apple has made strides in enabling back glass replacements on the Pro models without necessitating a full device replacement.

Turning our attention to the front, the iPhone 15 Pro’s display remains largely unchanged compared to its predecessor. While it does feature thinner bezels, or “borders” as Apple prefers to call them, you’ll notice little difference otherwise.

Notably, the iPhone 15 Pro series bids farewell to the traditional alert slider, replacing it with a new Action Button. It’s worth mentioning that the standard iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus retain the beloved and highly practical physical switch. The Action Button introduces a range of functionalities. Users can press and hold it to toggle between ring and silence modes, while a single press can be customized for tasks such as initiating voice memos, launching the camera, activating live speech, or executing shortcut actions.


The iPhone 15 Pro maintains its 6.1-inch LTPO panel and retains the Super Retina XDR OLED branding, offering ProMotion support. It continues to deliver a peak outdoor brightness of 2,000 nits, a feature now shared with the standard iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus.

On the other hand, the iPhone 15 Pro Max boasts a generous 6.7-inch LTPO Super Retina XDR OLED display with a smooth 120Hz refresh rate. This display supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision, delivering a remarkable peak brightness of 2000 nits, ensuring vibrant and captivating HDR content across movies, videos, and games.

Both the iPhone 15 Pro devices, in line with their predecessors, offer support for Always-on Display (AoD) technology, enabling users to view essential information like time, date, and monochrome wallpapers when the display is idle. Furthermore, the display is shielded by Apple’s robust Ceramic Shield Glass for added durability.


The iPhone 15 Pro Max’s exact battery capacity remains undisclosed, but given its comparable size and dimensions to the iPhone 14 Pro Max, we anticipate a similar battery cell. Notably, the inclusion of a USB-C port enhances the charging experience, as it aligns with the widely used cable format for Android phones and many computers, ensuring cross-device compatibility.

In terms of charging speed, the iPhone 15 Pro Max impressively claims to charge from 0% to 50% in just 30 minutes. It supports 30W wired charging with the Apple-made power adapter (available separately) and offers 15W wireless charging through MagSafe, along with 7.5W wireless charging using Qi technology.


In recent years, Apple has pursued a commendable strategy of offering smartphones with nearly identical features, varying mainly in display size and battery capacity. This approach has allowed a wider audience to access Apple’s technology. However, a change is noticeable in the 15 Pro series, particularly with the 6.1-inch iPhone 15 Pro, which lacks the new telephoto shooter capable of 5x optical zoom at 120 mm.

Nevertheless, the other two cameras—namely, the 48MP wide and 12MP ultrawide—remain consistent across both phones. The front-facing TrueDepth camera retains its familiar 12MP sensor.

It appears Apple is striving for differentiation and innovation with the iPhone 15 Pro Max. While sharing a nearly identical camera setup with the standard iPhone 15 Pro, the Pro Max distinguishes itself with a significantly improved telephoto sensor. This setup comprises a 48MP f/1.8 primary camera with a 24mm lens, a 12MP ultrawide featuring an f/2.2 aperture and 13mm lens with a 120-degree field of view. Crucially, the iPhone 15 Pro Max integrates a 12MP f/2.8 periscope telephoto sensor equipped with a 120mm lens capable of up to 5x optical zoom. This camera incorporates sensory-shift optical image stabilization (OIS), marking Apple’s most advanced camera system yet.

During the September 12 Apple Event, Apple introduced a range of enhancements for low-light and portrait modes. The iPhone 15 Pro Max is expected to leverage these advancements to produce even more refined HDR content. Moreover, the new A17 Pro processor promises enhanced optimization and higher-quality video and photo capabilities, further elevating the device’s imaging performance.