Apple has revealed all the new features of the expected iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max.
Titan on the iPhone 15 Pro
One of the great innovations of the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max is the case Titanium. The new titanium frame has a brushed finish and makes the iPhone lighter than any previous Pro model while improving its durability. Last year’s iPhone 14 Pro weighed 206 grams. The new iPhone 15 Pro weighs just 187 grams, about 9% less. The 6.7-inch Pro Max is also significantly lighter thanks to the switch to titanium: the iPhone 14 Pro Max weighed 240 grams, the iPhone 15 Pro Max weighs 221 grams, around 8% less.
The frame has a contoured edge for a more comfortable feel in your hands. The edges around the display are also thinner and slightly more curved.
In addition, the size of the iPhone 15 Pro is reduced without affecting the screen size.
This alloy, also used in the aerospace industry, has one of the highest strength-to-weight ratios among metals and has allowed Apple to create the lightest Pro line ever. The most robust back glass ever on a smartphone and the Ceramic Shield front guarantee the higher durability mentioned above.
Using a thermomechanical process, an absolute first in the industry, the titanium bands enclose a new substructure made of 100% recycled aluminum; Thanks to solid-state diffusion, the bond between the two metals is incredibly strong. The aluminum frame helps dissipate heat and makes replacing the rear window easier.
The USB-C port
Another big news is the departure of the Lightning port, which has been replaced by one like this USB-C port. During the unveiling event, Apple promoted USB-C as the natural standard to adopt, but failed to mention that one of the main reasons Apple is only adopting it now is the introduction of an EU law requiring USB-C as a universal charging port on all devices.
To recap: The iPhone 15 Pro now has a USB-C port and Apple includes a USB-C cable in the box. However, you’ll need to purchase a USB-C charger separately if you don’t already have one. Lightning cables are essentially obsolete.
Thanks to USB-C, The iPhone 15 Pro supports photo and video export Copy directly from your phone to an external storage device.
The A17 processor features a USB 3 controller that enables data transfer speeds of up to 10 Gbps via the iPhone 15 Pro’s USB-C port. That’s up to 20 times faster than the older USB 2 speed supported by the Lightning port.
The new iPhone 15 Pro also supports the MagSafe Qi2 charging standard.
The new action button
The “iPhone 15 Pro” comes with one Action button instead of the mute switch. With a long press, users can switch between ringing and muting, with haptic feedback indicating the status change.
The Action button’s compatibility with the Command app allows users to switch between actions and start recording voice memos, launch the camera, enable an accessibility feature, create a shortcut, or perform many other operations with a tap.
The A17 PRO processor and more
The chip A17 Pro It is manufactured using an industry-first 3-nanometer process and houses a total of 19 billion transistors. Apple says the A17 chip’s high-performance cores are up to 10 percent faster, meaning the iPhone remains the fastest smartphone on the market. However, the biggest focus this year is on GPU performance.
The new GPU The A17 Pro’s six-core processor is faster than ever, up to 20% faster. Apple also claims that sustained gaming performance is also significantly improved.
The A17 Pro chip also enables hardware-accelerated ray tracing for highly accurate lighting rendering on the iPhone 15 Pro. This makes the iPhone 15 Pro the first smartphone capable of this Real-time ray tracing.
The Neural Engine now processes 35 trillion operations per second. Personal data is still stored on the device.
The “iPhone 15 Pro” is equipped with the chip Second generation Ultra Wideband made by Apple, which allows other devices with the chip to connect over up to three times greater distances and directionally locate friends who share their location, like an AirTag.
There Audio quality for calls has been updated with a more advanced machine learning model that prioritizes your voice. Additionally, by using Emergency SOS via satellite, it is now possible to connect to a satellite for roadside assistance.
A17 Pro features a dedicated AV1 decoder for more efficient and higher quality video experiences for streaming services.
The camera of the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max
According to Apple, the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max have the equivalent of seven camera lenses (using three actual lenses). A new nano-coating reduces lens flare and the 48MP sensor with f/1.78 aperture improves low-light performance. The camera now supports 48MP HEIF (no longer just ProRAW).
With the main camera you can switch between the three most popular focal lengths 24mm, 28mm and 35mm and select one of them as the new default focal length. In addition to the 48 MP ProRAW format, 48 MP HEIF images with four times higher resolution are also supported. It also features a next-generation portrait mode with 2x low-light performance and focus control.
Night mode performance is improved thanks to the LIDAR scanner and photonics engine.
Like the standard iPhone 15 models, the “iPhone 15 Pro” has a Next-generation portrait mode This automatically detects when a subject is in the frame, so you can switch to this mode after taking a picture. This mode offers twice the performance in low light conditions.
There are also new focus and depth control tools that allow you to move the focus from one person to another after the photo is taken. Night mode is also improved, while Smart HDR allows the device to optimally capture the sky and the subject at the same time.
The Telephoto camera on the iPhone 15 Pro Max it’s equipped with 5x optical zoom with a focal length of 120 mm. The periscope lens is what Apple calls a “tetra prism design.” The digital zoom goes up to 25x.
Optical image stabilization is also improved with three-way motion, a first for a smartphone. The ultra-wide-angle sensor captures 13mm macro photos, completing the functions of the seven focal lengths mentioned above.
Photos and videos can now be saved directly to your Mac or to external storage. In addition, ProRes also reaches 4K60, putting it on par with Blackmagic cameras.
For VisionProiPhone 15 Pro now also records “Space videos” Use the ultra wide angle and main camera to create 3D videos. The feature will be available after the launch of iPhones.
Other features shared by all iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max cameras include:
- Night mode has been improved, offering sharper details and more vibrant colors thanks to the Photonic Engine, including portraits in night mode thanks to the LiDAR scanner.
- New Smart HDR captures subjects and backgrounds with more realistic rendering of skin tones, delivering brighter highlights, richer midtones and deeper shadows for images viewed in the Photos app. This advanced HDR rendering is also available for third-party apps, so images look better even when shared online.
- The best video quality on smartphones is achieved by the A17 Pro chip, with improvements in low-light and action mode videos.
Price and availability
iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are available in black titanium, white titanium, blue titanium and natural titanium. No price increase, on the contrary: the iPhone 15 Pro is available from 1,239 euros (128 GB), the iPhone 15 Pro Max from 1,489 euros (256 GB). These are lower prices than the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max.
The new iPhones can be pre-ordered from Friday, September 15th and will be available from September 22nd.
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