iPhone 15 Pro, Image/Apple
Apple new iPhones smartphones have been formally unveiled at Apple’s recent event. The new iPhones will be available September 22. The iPhone 15 Pro will start from $999 or $41.62/mo. for 24 months and the iPhone 15 Pro Max from $1199 or $49.95/mo. for 24 months. The less expensive iPhone 15 starts $200 less than the iPhone 15 Pro at $799 or $33.29/mo. for 24 months and iPhone 15 Plus from $899 or $37.45/mo. for 24 months.
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Colors, Image/Apple
There are major performance changes in this year’s iPhone 15. One key highlight for both the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, is the 6-core CPU, 6-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine, the Max A17 Pro chip. Considered a game changer for gaming enthusiasts, the Max A17 Pro chip “the biggest redesign in the history of Apple GPUs.” Up to 20% faster GPU now with 6 cores, up to 10% faster CPU with 6 cores, up to 4x faster ray tracing than A16 Bionic, up to 2x faster Neural Engine performs nearly 35 trillion operations per second with 16 cores.
Although the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus use the A16 Bionic chip the technology still includes a powerful 6-core CPU and 16-core Neural Engine. The A16 Bionic GPU is up to 40% faster than iPhone 12 GPU.
Apple iPhone 15 Colors, Image/Apple
The iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max have the fastest ray‑tracing performance in a smartphone:
iPhone 15 Pro uses hardware-accelerated ray tracing for the first time — that’s up to four times faster than software‑based ray tracing, delivering more fluid graphics and true‑to‑life lighting.
Design changes in iPhone 15 Pro include a titanium with textured
matte glass back which makes it “the first iPhone to feature an aerospace‑grade titanium design, using the same alloy that spacecraft use for missions to Mars.” The titanium housing makes for the lightest and strongest Pro models ever. iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus both have aerospace-grade aluminum housing.
iPhone 15 Pro Camera System, Image/Apple
iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max Pro camera system Apple’s most advanced 48MP Main camera,
3x or 5x Telephoto camera and an ultra Wide camera. iPhone 15 Pro’s multiple focal lengths is equivalent to seven pro lenses in one device makes it one of Apple’s most powerful iPhone camera system. The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus both also have a 48MP Main camera and next-generation portraits with focus and depth control like the iPhone 15 Pro and the iPhone 15 Pro Max.
Another exciting iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max feature is the built-in action button which enables you to take action immediately:
Launch Camera to catch a spontaneous selfie. Record an instant voice memo. You can even select Shortcut to open an app or run a series of tasks like switching on the lights in your living room and playing music.
The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus do not contain this feature.
iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max now have USB 3 for extra fast data transfer speeds and faster pro workflows and a new USB‑C connector which uses the same connector as a Mac or iPad.
iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are equipped with Wi‑Fi 6E with two times faster wireless speeds.
Both iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max features include a new second‑generation Ultra Wideband chip which enables Precision Finding for Find My friends- where you can directly pinpoint a location where someone is precisely.
All‑day battery life is now possible with 29 hrs video playback on iPhone 15 Pro Max up to 23 hrs video playback on iPhone 15 Pro. Not far behind is the iPhone 15 with up to 20 hours video playback and the comparable iPhone 15 Plus with up to 26 hours video playback.
One particular sensible iPhone 15 feature available for all four models is the new offgrid Roadside Assistance via satellite:
New Roadside Assistance via satellite can get you help for things like a flat tire or a dead battery, even when you’re off the grid.
This function along with Emergency SOS via satellite and Crash Detection provides both peace of mind and safety features.
For a complete comparison of each iPhone model, a compare iPhone models analysis is available
on the Apple website.