Apple introduced its first-ever titanium smartphones, the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max at the Wonderlust event on September 12.
Unlike the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max in stainless steel, the 2023 Pro models are designed to be more durable and lightweight and deliver exceptional performance powered by the advanced A17 Pro chip.
However, Apple just didn’t stop at widening the gap between the latest and older Pro models. This year, the Cupertino tech giant has also widened the gap between the 6.7-inch iPhone 15 Pro Max and 6.1-inch iPhone 15 Pro.
Although the new iPhone 15 Pro models feature the same design language, their internals are slightly different, especially the camera. Here are all the similarities and differences between the new Pro models.
iPhone 15 Pro Max vs. iPhone 15 Pro: Similarities
|Specs||iPhone 15 Pro Max and iPhone 15 Pro|
|Finish||Titanium design with|
textured matte glass back
|Chip||A17 Pro with 6‑core CPU with 2 performance and 4 efficiency cores, 6‑core GPU |
and16‑core Neural Engine
|Display||Super Retina XDR display with Ceramic Shield front|
ProMotion technology with adaptive refresh rates up to 120Hz
|Camera||48MP Main with support for super‑high‑resolution photos (24MP and 48MP)|
12MP Ultra Wide
12MP 2x Telephoto
Second‑generation sensor‑shift optical image stabilization
|Customizable Action button|
USB-C connector with USB 3 speed
|Connectivity||Wi‑Fi 6E (802.11ax) with 2×2 MIMO10|
Second-generation Ultra Wideband chip
|Charging||MagSafe wireless charging up to 15W|
Qi wireless charging up to 7.5W
iPhone 15 Pro Max vs. iPhone 15 Pro: Differences
|Specs||iPhone 15 Pro Max||iPhone 15 Pro|
|Display||6.7‑inch OLED display|
2796‑by‑1290-pixel resolution at
|6.1‑inch OLED display|
2556‑by‑1179-pixel resolution at 460 ppi
|Size||Height: 6.29 inches (159.9 mm)|
Width: 3.02 inches (76.7 mm)
Depth: 0.32 inch (8.25 mm)
|Height: 5.77 inches (146.6 mm)|
Width: 2.78 inches (70.6 mm)
Depth: 0.32 inch (8.25 mm)
|Weight||7.81 ounces (221 grams)||6.60 ounces (187 grams)|
|Camera||12MP 5x Telephoto: 120 mm, ƒ/2.8 aperture, 3D sensor‑shift optical image stabilization and autofocus, tetraprism design|
5x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out; 10x optical zoom range
Digital zoom up to 25x
|12MP 3x Telephoto: 77 mm, ƒ/2.8 aperture, optical image stabilization|
3x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out; 6x optical zoom range
Digital zoom up to 15x
|Battery||Up to 23 hours of video streaming|
Up to 95 hours of audio playback
|Up to 23 hours of video streaming|
Up to 75 hours of audio playback
|Storage capacity||256 GB|
|Price||Starting at $1199||Starting at $999|
iPhone 15 Pro Max vs. iPhone 15 Pro: Which should you buy?
If you enjoy larger displays, love photography, and have an extra $100 to spare, then the iPhone 15 Pro Max is the right choice for you. The new titanium finish slightly addresses the concern of carrying a heavy and big mobile and delivers great streaming, gaming and photography/videography experiences.