The driving force behind the iPhone 15 Pro is the astonishingly swift A17 Pro system-on-a-chip, elevating performance to unprecedented levels within the realm of smartphones.
Remarkably, this chipset’s power is such that it allows you to experience Sony PlayStation 5 titles, complete with hardware-accelerated ray tracing, including popular games like Resident Evil 4 Remake and Death Stranding.
iPhone 15 Pro Features
For those avid gamers who crave graphics-intensive experiences, the speed enhancements of the A17 Pro ensure that you’ll stay ahead of the curve and enjoy the latest iOS features for years to come.
Beyond the substantial internal upgrades of the iPhone 15 Pro models, Apple has also refined the case design, initially introduced with the iPhone 12 Pro series. These latest handsets notably shed weight due to the new titanium frame, replacing the stainless steel found in previous Pro iterations.
As always, the “Pro” designation comes with the promise of enhanced camera capabilities, and once again, Apple delivers with a beefier 48MP primary sensor. This provides greater versatility, even permitting users to adjust the focal point in post-processing. Nighttime photography sees significant improvements, yielding brighter images, while an update to Apple’s smart HDR technology enhances the overall quality of those crucial Instagram-worthy shots. It’s undeniably Apple’s most impressive camera system to date.
On the side, replacing the mute switch, you’ll find a new Action Button for rapid access to features like the camera and flashlight. On the larger Pro Max model, reaching this clever new switch might require some effort, but it’s a welcome addition. iPhone owners will undoubtedly enjoy creating Siri Shortcuts for launching various apps, automating tasks, and more with a single tap.
The iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max have made the switch to USB-C for charging and quicker data transfers, bidding farewell to the Lightning port after a long run. While the prospect of replacing charging cables, docks, and accessories may frustrate some, the convenience of having one cable and plug for all your devices outweighs the inconvenience.
The display now boasts slimmer bezels and increased brightness, all achieved without compromising battery life. Criticising the Pro is quite a challenge, especially as Apple has dropped the entry-level price from £1,099 last year with the iPhone 14 Pro, returning to the £999 price point seen with the iPhone 13 Pro.
While the Pro series has always represented the pinnacle of the iPhone lineup, these enhancements suggest that the iPhone 15 Pro may just be the finest smartphone of the past year.
Storage options and price:
128GB – £999.00 | 256GB – £1,099.00 | 512GB – £1,299.00 | 1TB – £1,499.00
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iPhone 15 Pro Specs
|Processor||A17 Pro chip|
|Storage||128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB|
|Resolution||2556 x 1179 pixels|
|Type||Super Retina XDR OLED display|
|Dimensions||146.6mm x 70.6mm x 8.3mm|
|Resistance||Water, Dust; IP68|
|Materials||Front: Scratch-resistant ceramic glass / Frame: Titanium frame (grade 5)|
|Rear Main||48 MP 24mm|
x2 12 MP 48mm
|Rear Ultra-wide||12 MP 13mm|
|Rear Video||4K video recording at 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps|
|Front Video||4K video recording at 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps|
|Capacity||Li-Ion 3274 mAh|
|Charging||Fast charging, 50% in 30 min |
MagSafe wireless charging 15W
Qi magnetic fast wireless charging 7.5W
Comparison: Galaxy S22 Ultra with iPhone 13 pro Max
iPhone 14 Pro
September 22, 2023
Apple A17 Pro
128GB / 256GB / 512GB / 1TB
6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED
48MP camera system: Telephoto and Ultra Wide cameras
146.6mm x 70.6mm x 8.3mm
Galaxy S23 ultra
February 17, 2023
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
8GB / 12GB
256GB / 512GB / 1TB
6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X
200 MP Wide, 10MP Telephoto x2 and 12MP Ultra Wide
163.3mm x 78.1mm x 8.9mm