iPhone 15 Pro release date: Apple’s September event is fast approaching, and the iPhone 15 Pro will be launched soon. We should see some major upgrades. The new iPhone 15 Pro may be the most significant upgrade since the iPhone X.
All the changes that are reportedly coming to the iPhone 15 Pro, and the new iPhone 15 Pro Max. There’s a new titanium-based design with smaller bezels. USB-C is also included, as are new camera sensors and the first 3nm processor.
One of the other rumored iPhone 15 Pro updates is a new action switch that would replace the ringer, and allow you to perform all kinds of shortcuts. The iPhone 15 Pro Max/iPhone 15 Ultra is said to have a powerful periscope zoom.
We’ve put together a list of what you can expect from the iPhone 15 Pro. We have also compiled a list of rumors about the iPhone 15.
iPhone 15 Pro News (updated on August 23)
- iOS 17 Beta 7 contains another hint indicating that the iPhone 15 Pro’s mute button will be replaced by an action button
- A $200 increase in price for iPhone 15 Pro is more likely than not
- The iPhone 15 Pro is not the Pro Max’s big brother. It could be the iPhone 15 ultra.
- A 35W charger is coming for the iPhone 15 Pro.
Release date of iPhone 15 Pro rumours
One analyst has given the date September 22, and 23 as the retail launch date.
According to a recent report, Apple will hold its iPhone launch event on 13 September. Mark Gurman said that the event would be held on either September 12 or 13. Later settled on 12 September. He did note that the situation could change in the coming month. Here’s an overview of the and even new products Apple might show off during that September event.
Newer Reports have been confirmed. It could be that Apple announced the phone in October or just has a longer gap between announcement and retail launch.
You can get a better idea of the release date by checking out our iPhone 15 release date.
iPhone 15 Pro price rumors
The iPhone 15 Pro should at least match the price of the $999 iPhone 14 Pro. has suggested that the iPhone 15 Pro will see a $100 increase in price. The rumor originated on the Chinese website Weibo. Analyst Jeff Pu, however, has suggested that iPhone 15 Pro pricing could increase due to Apple’s alleged improvements. It’s at least not the same situation as the iPhone 15 Pro Max/Ultra, which could rise by $200.
Note: Both the iPhone 15 Pro Max as well as iPhone 15 Ultra were suggested for the model that will be above the iPhone 15 Pro on Apple’s line-up in 2023. All of these names will be interchangeable throughout this rumor center.
A $100 increase would bring the base iPhone 15 Pro to $1,000. Apple will need to convince consumers that a higher-priced iPhone 15 Pro is worthwhile, especially in times of high cost of living. sources who spoke to DigiTimes and Bloomberg, an unnamed source, also claim that a price hike is coming for the iPhone 15 Pro.
Another source claims that Apple could charge up to $200 more for the iPhone 15 Pro if not more. A third source states that The $100 increase may be closer to $200. Apple could be liable for a large price increase, but hopefully, it will absorb some of that cost.
It doesn’t matter how much the iPhone 15 Pro will cost, now is the best time to sell the old iPhone. The price comparison site SellCell suggests that you sell your iPhone between August 19 and 26. You could lose up to 65% of your iPhone’s resale price if you miss the August 19-26 window.
iPhone 15 Pro design rumors
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman said that all iPhone 15 models would get Dynamic Island. It could encourage more developers to create apps that can adapt to the changing camera cutout/display, and further enhance its capabilities. Apple is rearranging sensors within according to leaks.
It looks like a new iPhone without a Touch ID is coming.
Apple is unlikely to change the iPhone 15 Pro’s screen size or the underlying OLED technology. It’s no surprise that the 6.1-inch screen has stood the test of time and is still a popular choice among many people (including Tom’s Guide’s staff). The always-on screen and the ProMotion adaptive refresh rate are likely to remain. will not be updated for a few more years.
Apple might return to rounded edges for the iPhone 15 Pro, which are more ergonomic, especially when combined with the weight of modern iPhones. This rumor was given more weight by allegedly leaked images of the front glass panels of the iPhone 15 range, which show how the sides of the screen on each model could be gently curved. Alleged iPhone 15 dummy units also show off rounded edges for the new phones, including the iPhone 15 Pro.
Bezels around the iPhone 15 Pro’s display could also be slimmed. Ice Universe shared a design showing 1.55mm thick bezels for the iPhone 15 Pro. This compares to the 2.1mm bezels on the iPhone 14 Pro.
Mark Gurman says that the Apple Watch uses the same LIPO technology as the Apple Watch.
The iPhone 15 Pro chassis could be made from titanium. This is a feature that has been rumored for years. This could result in a lighter and stronger Pro iPhone. We think this would be a great upgrade.
The interior design may be redesigned to look like the iPhone 14, which features a removable glass back plate. The new design allows technicians to easily open the phone both from the front as well as the back.
According to the leaker @URedditor, Apple may be using a grade 5 titanium alloy frame. This material is used in aerospace and offers a high strength-toeight ratio. The iPhone 15 Pro Max and iPhone 15 Pro could be lighter and stronger than any previous iPhone.
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo initially claimed that “two high-end iPhone 15s” will feature solid-state buttons. However, Kuo now says to expect solid-state buttons to debut in 2024 with the iPhone 16 Pro instead. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman also reported that Apple is skipping solid-state buttons on the iPhone 15 Pro series, citing “manufacturing complexity, higher associated costs, and software integration issues.” We may not even see them on the iPhone 16 Pro next year.
Even Apple’s likely production partner for these buttons, Cirrus Logic, has announced to shareholders not to expect this feature to go ahead. Seems we’ll have to wait for next year after all.
If you’re curious as to how all these changes could look, take a glance at this leaked video of an iPhone 15 Pro mold, which shows roughly how it all fits together.
As for color options, we’ve heard that Deep Red could be this year’s iPhone 15 Pro hero color, with a second source verifying that potential color. This would presumably join the classic silver and gold options that have appeared on most Pro iPhones, along with a Space Gray/Black whereas the iPhone 15 could come in 6 new colors.
iPhone 15 Pro with new Action button
According to a rumor, the iPhone 15 Pro could have an ‘action’ button similar to the Apple Watch ultra. The iPhone 15 Pro Action Button is said to be customizable.
We have since learned that the action button can be used to perform other features like viewing code for iOS 17. iOS 2017 beta 7 also indicates that there will be haptic input when activating or deactivating the silent mode with the action button.
The same renders reveal a slightly bigger camera bump on the iPhone 15 Pro Max than the iPhone 15 Pro. This is due to the exclusive periscope camera that’s only available for the Pro Max.
There’s a rumor that Apple will ditch the SIM Card Try outside of the U.S. and force iPhone users in those countries to use the eSIM option that has been available for years.
iPhone 15 Pro with USB-C
Many, including ourselves, believe that 2023 will be the year Apple retires the Lightning connector on the iPhone and replaces it with USB-C, as mandated in the European Union, and effective from December 2024.
A rumored iPhone 15 photo depicts a device with a USB port. This feature is coming to the iPhone basic for this year. It’s only logical that the Pro models would get it as well.
According to reports, the Pro iPhones would get faster data transfers through their USB-C connectors. The regular iPhones, however, will remain at the old USB 2.0 speed. According to one report, some iPhones may offer Thunderbolt compatibility through the USB C port. This feature seems to be limited to the iPhone 15 Pro.
Another rumor claims that Apple plans to restrict certain USB-C features, such as transfer speed. This would be an extension of its current Made for iPhone program for Lightning accessories. , the chip that controls this on the iPhone 15 Plus USB-C board may even have been seen.
Apple’s USB-C could be a way to improve charging speed, something we would like to see in the iPhone 15 range. One source says that the iPhone 15 Pro will have a higher charging power of 35W, up from 20W (technically 27, with other chargers).
Wireless charging support for Qi2 may also be in the works. A rumor claims that it could be offered at charging speeds of 15W — the same limit as MagSafe currently has.
iPhone 15 Pro cameras
It’s partly thanks to its new 48MP sensor that the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are among the top camera phones available. It is capable of taking some amazing shots and can even use all 48 pixels in RAW
We’ve heard that Apple is using Sony’s “state-of-the-art” sensor in the iPhone 15. could be a new model measuring almost an inch wide and/or using a “triple stacked” design that should result in brighter, more colorful pictures.
Another leaker, however, claims that this larger Sensor is reserved for the iPhone 16 Pro Series. If this is true, the iPhone 15 Pro line may have to use the same sensors that were used last year.
This could also improve the iPhone 15 Pro’s under- and over-exposure compensation. We’d welcome this change, as the iPhone 14 Pro has some issues with exposure control when faced with challenging scenes. It’s possible, however, that the new camera would only be available on the Pro Max model. This would result in an irritating two-tier arrangement between the Pro models which Apple usually avoids.
It’s been a long time since we heard of a periscope lens on an iPhone. 2023 could be the year that it comes to pass. Ming-Chi Kuo says the iPhone 15 Pro is going to get a periscope zoom lens, which will help it compete with the likes of Samsung and Google in terms of zoom performance. It could be reserved this year for the iPhone 15 Pro Max, while next year’s iPhone 16 Pro and Pro Max will both get it due to a larger phone.
How far can this zoom reach? According to reports, the iPhone 15 Pro Max is expected to feature a 6x periscope Zoom compared with 3x on iPhone 14 Pro Max. Double the range is a good thing. If it has variable zoom levels then even better.
The Twitter leaker Unknownz21 claims the iPhone 15 Pro will get a new camera setup that changes the position of the ultrawide- and telephoto lens. The move appears to be made to accommodate the periscope zoom even though it is likely to be an exclusive feature of the Pro Max.
The iPhone 15 Pro LiDAR sensor could also be upgraded. Apple is moving suppliers for its AR/portrait sensor. This will reportedly mean improved efficiency or performance for these specific camera modes.
iPhone 15 Pro specifications and performance
Analysts predicted Apple’s future phones would have different processors, and that is exactly what has happened. The iPhone 15 Pro will likely have a new processor when it launches.
This has been confirmed by the code found within the beta of tvOS, which added four new iPhones — iPhone 15,4, iPhone 155, iPhone 16,1 & iPhone 16,2. The number 15 was previously assigned to phones that ran the A16 Bionic. iPhone 16 is likely the A17 Bionic.
This is the A17 BIONIC. TrendForce reports that the iPhone 15 Pro will feature the rumored A17 Bionic, while the iPhone 15 Plus and iPhone 15 will retain the older A16 Bionic chip.
It is believed that the A17 Bionic will be produced using a 3nm process, which should theoretically increase both performance and efficiency. The A16 Bionic may be impressive but its successor could be even better. TSMC, which makes Apple’s chips and has started mass production of its 3nm chip, predicts a 35 percent improvement in power efficiency with this 3nm process. Apple may have exclusive access to TSMC 3nm manufacturing technology for a year. This would give it a huge advantage over competitors.
A rumor by leaker URedditor states that the A17 Bionic will have six CPU and GPU cores. This gives it a slight advantage over the A16 Bionic, which only has five GPU cores. The A17 Bionic chip will have a clock speed maximum of 3.70GHz (up to 3.46GHz), and 6GB of RAM.
The same source then made another claim: Apple has tested iPhone 15 Pro models with 6GB RAM or 8GB RAM. Apple may choose to stick with a single RAM specification, but they could also offer different capacities based on the amount of storage that a particular model has.
leaked iPhone 15 Pro benchmarks show how much faster A17 Bionic could be compared to its predecessor, as well as the processors of the best Android phones.
|Row 0 – Cell 0||Geekbench 6 (single-core)||Geekbench 6 (multi-core)|
|Apple A17 Bionic||3,269||7,666|
|Snapdragon 8 Gen3 for Galaxy (alleged).||2,233||6,661|
|Apple A16 Bionic||2,514||6,361|
|Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy||1,867||4,949|
Geekbench 5 reports that the iPhone 15 Pro scored 2,317 in the single-core test and 6,750 in the multi-core. The Geekbench 6 results included a single-core score of 2,317 and a multi-core result of 7,860. These scores were a far cry from the Samsung Galaxy S23 ultra and hint at the powerhouse status of the next Pro iPhones.
In a later leak, some benchmarking figures were also revealed. However, they were slightly different from the previous ones. This includes a single-core score of 3,269 and a multicore score of 7,666. The single-core score is better than what we heard but the multi-core score is slightly lower. Both sets of scores are a huge improvement over the iPhone 15 Pro.
Another TrendForce report states that Apple intends to increase the RAM capacity and specification of the iPhone 15. This could mean 8GB for the Pro models. This could be LPDDR5 for the iPhone 15.
When the iPhone 15 Pro is announced, we should pay attention to the ultrawide-band chip (UWB), which enables advanced tracking. The iPhone 15 Pro is rumored to upgrade. This should result in more power efficiency and better performance.
Apple may release a version of the iPhone 15 Pro with 2TB storage, the largest iPhone ever. This would be due to the expected camera upgrade that is rumored. It makes sense to increase the storage, considering the space required for RAW files and 4K videos.
iPhone 15 Pro Battery Life and Charging
One rumor that we have heard about iPhone 15 Pro batteries is that will be increasing along with all other iPhone 15 models, compared to the equivalent iPhone 14. New stackable cells may help Apple to achieve this. They’re denser and can store more power in the same space.
The iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max will last longer even without larger batteries thanks to a new A17 Bionic 3nm chip. Plus, a report by Economic Daily News claims that Apple is using a display driver chip with a smaller 28nm chip.
As for charging, we could see the iPhone 15 Pro moving from 20W charging speeds to 27W wired speeds. While slow by another smartphone standard, it would still be faster than any previous iPhone. It’s good news for those who have been anxiously waiting for their iPhones to fill up, after forgetting overnight to charge them.
iPhone 15 Pro software
The iPhone 15 Pro will almost certainly run iOS 17, a new version of Apple’s iPhone operating system. The software is still in beta but we have already tested several new features, including StandBy Mode, Voicemail, Check-In, and NameDrop.
Apple software rumors are rare, and there’s been no indication of any iPhone 15-specific upgrades. We’ll likely have to wait for the launch event before finding out if the iPhone 15 Pro receives a new software tool or enhancement.
iPhone 15 Pro outlook
If the iPhone 15 Pro does indeed appear at a September launch event, we won’t have much time to wait. We’ll still be interested to see its capabilities, as the upgrades to its charging port, chipset, materials, and cameras will be a significant step up from the iPhone 14 Pro.
The biggest concern we have is that the price hike will overshadow these improvements. Apple’s Pro iPhones already rank among the most expensive products on the market. Increasing the price could discourage users from upgrading. Apple must tread carefully in this area.