In this review, I’ll discuss the latest advancements of the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max. 🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳 I’ll discuss things that Apple didn’t mention in the event, or even from different reviewers.
Peace be upon you all. This is your host OTTO magazine, Let’s discuss the design of these devices starting from the frame.
The frame of the Pro versions is now made from titanium. The colors of this year are beautiful😍😍😍, but the important question is, will the colors get affected with time? 😒
I’ll discuss more details about this in the full review. I will be using the device with any protection and will let you know how it holds up. The back glass is matte, which is similar to last year’s iPhones. The device comes with 4 colors: natural titanium, blue titanium, white titanium and black space titanium. The length and width of these device have changed, as they are now 1mm smaller in diameter. It is also 0.5mm thicker. The device now come with a customisable Action Button.
For me, I customised it to open the camera, and customised two taps on the back to activate silent mode and 3 taps to take a screenshot. I expect that the Action Button will support more shortcuts in the future and will also support double and triple presses. The devices are 20g lighter than the iPhone 14 Pro. The same thing applies to the 15 Pro Max. The devices now support WiFi 6e, which offers faster internet speeds when using a supported router. The device comes with a USB-C port that supports transfer speeds with up to 10gbps.
However, to obtain this speed, you need a special cable. The cable that comes in the box is the standard one. This special cable (sold separately) is used with pro users to offer way faster data transfer speeds. This wasn’t possible on the previous devices. You can now connect a usb hard disk to the iPhone and directly transfer photos and videos to it. This won’t require third party apps. You can even record videos on a supported external hard drives. Using the right cable, you can also connect to an external screen and broadcast 4K@60fps videos even with the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus. But you have to use a USB-C to HDMI port and connect it to a supported screen.
The box comes with a USB-C with USB 2 speeds. The cable is 1m, and it is braided. The devices come with a new chip called Ultra Wide Band 2. This chip will greatly help in finding other devices that has the same chip. WIth time, this feature will be greatly helpful. The Pro versions come with the new A17 Pro CPU built using the new 3nm architecture. It also comes with a new faster Neural Engine. The CPU packs others features and a USB controller. The CPU also supports Ray-Tracing, which is the first time for an iPhone to support this feature. This new CPU provides excellent game experience.
This device will support AAA games that are playable on Xbox, PS and PCs. This definitely means that these devices are getting more advanced. These new devices support a new feature called Thread Network. This feature will be greatly helpful when connecting other smart IoT devices. But the feature will be supported with a future update. The device also supports voice isolation with FaceTime and regular calls. This feature is called Voice Isolation. This feature works with all iPhone 15 devices and devices that support iOS 17. This feature is great when you receive a call in a very noisy place.
The devices support more advanced satellite connectivity features and road assistance in supported countries. The device also supports more improved crash detection. The cameras of the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max are better. There are more supported modes as Apple has been focusing on getting better results.
The new iPhone now support better compatibility with other Apple devices. Even though the device comes with 3 rear cameras, Apple says that this new iPhone feels like have 7 different lenses. The device comes with 3 different lenses. This is achieved using the new sensor, which offers better focal length and pixel cropping. This is done through software more than hardware.
The cameras’ software has been greatly enhanced with these devices. Photography enthusiasts will enjoy using these cameras. The outcome of these cameras, as shown by Apple, were astonishing. The outcome of these cameras does have the Apple DNA. I’ll make a lengthy review a month form now to discuss more details about the cameras. 👑🤫
Especially that the device will get new software updates to bring new features. The device shoots great videos. The cameras now support Cinematic Videos with 4k@60fps. And with the new USB-C, you can record RAW videos and store them directly on an external SD card. The devices will also support recording videos from both the main and the Ultra Wide camera to play them on the Vision Pro headset. With a future software update, these devices will support recording Spatial Videos. These videos can be played on a Vision Pro headset, and they’ll look 3D.
The devices support the latest 5.3 bluetooth. This allows a number of these devices to connect to one audio source. The new device technically come with the same screen as last year. The screen supports 120Hz refresh rate and 2000 nits of brightness. It also comes with 460ppi density, which is great. And the devices support the same charging speed as last year, which is 20W. iOS 17 brings lots of new features. But will find out later how the battery performs.
The new iPhone 15 and 15 Plus come with a different material on the back. The colors are now infused in the glass. The colors are now more bright than before. The new colors are the blue, pink, black, green and yellow. The devices come with nearly the same dimensions. They also come with last year’s A16 Bionic CPU. This CPU came with last year’s iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. It now comes with the new iPhone 15 and 15 Plus. And they come with the Dynamic Island. This gives these devices a new fresh look. They also come with a new 48MP, which offers the best performance in its category. This could be the best iPhone camera in this price category. These devices are also equipped with the new UWB 2 chip. They also support voice isolation in FaceTime and regular calls.
The devices come with a USB-C port that supports 480mbps transfer speeds. And similar to the Pro versions, you can also transfer photos and videos directly from the device to an external storage. It also supports connecting to an external 4K screen with 4K@60 HDR resolution. But you should use the right cable. The cable that comes in the box only supports usb 2 speeds. With the USB-C port, app acceleration is even faster now. iPhones will benefit greatly from this USB-C port.
Having a USB-C on an iPhone allowed to connect it to an Android device for the first time. 🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳 This wasn’t possible before🤤. This new ecosystem of USB-C ports will keep growing in the future.
Apple enthusiasts will enjoy the new feature that the company has brought to these new devices. Should you upgrade?
If you have an iPhone 12, you’ll notice the difference in performance, but it won’t be significant. This, though, doesn’t mean that your iPhone isn’t good. It means that your device works as it should. But if you own an iPhone 11 or older, you’ll actually feel the difference. But you should evaluate whether this upgrade is necessary or not.
In the upcoming review, I’ll discuss even more details about these device and the ecosystem. iPhone has been one of the easiest devices from Apple to recommend. Apple brings certain features that their users are adopted to, and the upgrades they bring work best in the ecosystem. There’s no significant changes between iPhone generations.
I am waiting for all of your questions about these devices to include them in the full review .
See you soon.😎✌️
💬 Otto Yassine.
Content Editor, & Ceo of OTTO Magazin.