It appears that the iPhone 15 Pro Max will be Apple’s next flagship device, with the previously rumored iPhone Ultra potentially delayed until 2024.
As the largest and most feature-rich phone in the iPhone lineup, the iPhone 15 Pro Max is poised to make a significant impact on our list of top phones, potentially establishing a new benchmark for smartphones going forward.
Although we do not anticipate major departures from the iPhone 14 Pro Max, Apple is expected to continue to refine the Dynamic Island and incorporate other rumored improvements to create a highly impressive device.
These may include a new, powerful A17 Bionic chip, a periscope zoom camera, a titanium design, and other enhancements.
iPhone 15 Pro Max Latest News Updated April 14 (2023)
According to analysts, the iPhone 15 Pro Max is expected to retain mechanical buttons for at least another year, as solid-state buttons are not likely to be introduced until 2024.
The display materials used in the upcoming device may also remain the same as last year’s model, with an upgrade expected to coincide with the launch of the iPhone 16.
Recent renders of the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max have revealed thinner bezels than ever before, and new leaks suggest that the bezels on the iPhone 15 Pro models will be the thinnest yet seen on an iPhone. Furthermore,
the latest leaks of the iPhone 15 Pro Max suggest that the device will have a super-thin bezel and a larger camera bump.
iPhone 15 Pro Max release date 2023
It is highly probable that Apple will unveil the iPhone 15 lineup in the autumn, most likely in September.
As with previous iterations, the iPhone 15 Pro Max is expected to lead the charge, competing against its rivals such as the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra and the possibly-released-in-October Google Pixel 8.
iPhone 15 Pro Max Price & Details
No significant rumors have emerged yet regarding the price of the iPhone 15 Pro Max. However, it is expected that the price will be similar to that of the iPhone 14 Pro series. The base model with 128GB storage is likely to start at $1,099 / £1,199 / AU$1,899, while the 1TB version could cost up to $1,599 / £1,749 / AU$2,769.
One early rumor suggests that the iPhone 15 Pro might receive a $100 price increase. However, this could be only for the U.S. market to align with the price increases of the iPhone 14 models in other regions, such as the U.K. Analyst Jeff Pu has also predicted a potential price hike for the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max, based on rumored improvements to both devices.
Regardless, the iPhone 15 Pro Max is expected to be a high-end flagship phone and therefore not cheap. It is likely to compete in price with the Galaxy S23 Ultra, which starts at $1,199 in the U.S. If prices do go up, Apple will need to justify the additional cost to potential buyers.
iPhone 15 Pro Max Design & Display Features
There are rumors suggesting that the iPhone 15 Pro Max may undergo a redesign, featuring titanium sides, rounder edges, and solid-state buttons. However, the latest rumor suggests that the solid-state buttons may not be introduced until 2024.
One significant design change could be the edges of the iPhone 15 Pro Max.
Some rumors suggest that the device will move away from the flat edges that were introduced with the iPhone 12 and return to a curved side design. The reasoning behind this is that the larger iPhone would be more comfortable to hold.
According to reports, leaked images of the front glass panels of the iPhone 15 suggest that the sides of the screen could be curved, although it is possible that the materials used will be the same as those in the iPhone 14 Pro Max. The Elec reports that new materials may not be introduced until the release of the iPhone 16 next year.
It is also rumored that the bezels on the iPhone 15 Pro Max will be smaller than those on any other smartphone. 9to5Mac has published iPhone 15 Pro Max renders that show the device from all angles, indicating that the bezels could be just 1.55mm. Ice Universe has also posted new iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max renders that confirm this size.
In terms of design, the iPhone 15 Pro Max may feature a smaller camera bump than the iPhone 15 Pro and could have solid-state buttons instead of mechanical ones. Additionally, rumors suggest that the chassis could be made of titanium, making the device both stronger and lighter than previous models with stainless steel edges.
There have been rumors that the iPhone 15 Pro Max will have solid-state buttons with haptic feedback rather than moving parts. This would make the device more durable and resistant to dust and liquids. However, recent reports suggest that this feature may not be included due to issues with parts and the complexity of the phone’s design. Nevertheless, the buttons are expected to work even when covered by a case or when using gloves, thanks to adjustable sensitivity.
Dummy units of all four expected iPhone 15 models have been revealed in 3D, showing designs that are not too dissimilar from the iPhone 14 series, but different enough to require new cases. In addition, leaked CAD renders of the iPhone 15 Pro show a unified volume rocker that replaces the dedicated volume buttons, as well as a mute button that replaces the mute switch on previous models.
Although there haven’t been many rumors about iPhone 15 color options, 9to5Mac suggests that there could be a deep red option available for the iPhone 15 Pro series.
iPhone 15 Pro Max USB-Type C ( Fast)
There are strong rumors that the Lightning port on the iPhone 15 Pro Max will be replaced by USB-C connectivity, following the European Union’s demand that all phones must adopt USB-C as the common charging standard by December 2024.
This move by Apple would make charging and connectivity easier, but could create compatibility issues with older iPhone accessories, which may require the use of converters and dongles.
Another rumor suggests that Apple may mandate the use of Made for iPhone USB-C accessories, potentially limiting the performance of unapproved third-party accessories with the new iPhones.
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo supports this rumor, which could conflict with the European Union’s charging and connectivity standard. A member of the European Parliament has called on Apple to clarify its USB-C plans, as this policy could violate EU rules.
iPhone 15 Pro Max Cameras & Feature
the iPhone 15 Pro Max to retain the same three rear cameras as its predecessor, the iPhone 14 Pro Max, which is already recognized as one of the top camera phones. Nevertheless, improvements in sensor and software are expected as Apple is rumored to be using a new cutting-edge Sony sensor for the iPhone 15.
A notable camera upgrade that has been speculated is the addition of a periscope telephoto lens for the iPhone 15 Pro Max. According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, this lens could use an array of optical lenses to extend the zoom range of the camera without requiring digital zooming or cropping, and could offer up to 6x optical zoom.
The possibility of Largan being selected as the manufacturer for the periscope camera for the iPhone 15 Pro Max adds weight to this rumor. Early renders also suggest a smaller camera bump and less protruding lenses for the iPhone 15 Pro Max.
Additionally, there are rumors of an 8P main lens being used in the iPhone 15 Pro to reduce distortion in wider-angle shots, though some skepticism remains as the iPhone 14 Pro only just shifted to a 7P lens. Another rumor suggests an enhanced LiDAR sensor for the iPhone 15 Pro models, which could improve battery life, depth sensing for portrait photos, and augmented reality applications.
iPhone 15 Pro Max Specifications
The iPhone 15 Pro Max is expected to come equipped with a new A-series chip, most likely the A17 Bionic, as is customary with Pro models.
The new chip is anticipated to offer increased CPU and GPU power as well as improved machine learning and neural processing, thereby enhancing computational photography and Siri.
The chip may be manufactured using a 3-nanometer process from TSMC, allowing for greater efficiency as well as more power. There are also rumors of a memory upgrade, with the iPhone 15 Pro Max set to receive 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM. Though the iPhone 14 Pro Max is already fast, the added performance boost could be a welcome addition.
iPhone 15 Pro Max Battery
No rumors have surfaced regarding the iPhone 15 Pro Max’s battery life. However, with the introduction of a new 3nm chip, it’s reasonable to expect better energy efficiency even if it retains the same 4,323 mAh battery.
In our battery test, the iPhone 14 Pro Max lasted for 13 hours and 39 minutes, which is sufficient to earn a spot on our best phone battery life list. As a result, we may anticipate comparable or superior battery life for the iPhone 15 Pro Max.
Despite this, we would prefer to see a larger battery, particularly as the Galaxy S23 Ultra boasts a 5,000 mAh battery. Fast charging has not been discussed.
The iPhone 14 Pro Max charges at 20 watts, which is respectable but falls short of the Galaxy S23 Ultra and the OnePlus 11 with its superfast 100W charging (80W in the U.S.). Hopefully, Apple will find a way to boost the charging speed of its next iPhones through USB-C.
iPhone Release Date & Price in 2023
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|Apple Iphone 13 Pro Price||999$|
|Apple iPhone 13 Price||799$|
|Apple iPhone Mini Price||699$|
|Apple iPhone Se Price||400$|
|Apple iPhone 12 Price||799$|
|Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max Price||1000$|
|Apple iPhone 12 Pro||999$|
|Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max||999$|
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