It should come as no surprise that the iPhone 15 will be launched sometime in September or October. Exactly what it will look like is not yet known, but there are plenty of clues as to why it’s better to leave the regular version aside compared to the iPhone 15 Pro. One More Thing editor Jeroen Kraak tells you why.
I’m already looking forward to the new iPhone 15, and for a number of good reasons. For one, it is Apple’s first smartphone with a USB-C connector and the Dynamic Island is also coming to the regular version. Still, there are more reasons to go for the Pro.
Go for the iPhone 15 Pro instead of the regular version
But why leave the regular iPhone 15 for the Pro? Here are five reasons.
Keep in mind that the information below is based on a collection of rumors. So do take it with a grain of salt.
#1 The A17 chip
This is perhaps the most logical reason to go for the iPhone 15 Pro. Since the iPhone 14, Apple has differentiated the chips of the devices. The regular version of the smartphone has to make do with last year’s chip, while the Pro gets the new version.
With the iPhone 15 line, this will be no different. Still, there is now a difference from last year. Namely, Apple now appears to be making an A-chip for the first time using the new 3nm process. As a result, the difference in terms of power may be even greater.
#2 Better screen
As with the iPhone 14, the 15 Pro probably has exactly the same screen as the regular version. Nevertheless, there are differences, such as higher peak brightness and features like always-on and Pro Motion.
The 14 Pro (Image: Mark Hofman / OMT)
That always-on screen may make an even bigger difference. That’s because of the new iOS 17 feature StandBy. This turns your iPhone into a kind of smart hub. Even when you’re not actively using your iPhone, it can show relevant information, such as soccer standings and photos.
#3 Better camera
OK, this may seem captain obvious, but it’s not. We all know that the iPhone 15 Pro has better camera options than the regular version. For example, it has a standard telephoto camera that the regular version does not have. In addition, the regular 15 also doesn’t allow you to shoot in ProRaw.
But there is an even bigger difference, and it lies with the 15 Pro Max. The most expensive model in the line gets a periscope lens for the first time, allowing you to zoom in even better. The optical zoom is at 5 to 6 times and the digital zoom can zoom in at least 20 times.
#4 The iPhone 15 Pro is made of titanium
The iPhone 14 Pro had a casing made of stainless steel. With the 15 Pro, however, it is made of titanium, something we first saw with the Apple Watch Ultra.
Strong and incredibly light. (Image: Apple)
And that titanium offers a big advantage. Although it is slightly weaker than stainless steel, it is still very sturdy. The biggest plus, however, is the weight. Titanium is a bit lighter, especially with the iPhone 15 Pro Max, so it’s much nicer.
#5 A new button
In addition to titanium, the iPhone 15 Pro is getting another update on the outside. It seems Apple is going to change the design of the volume buttons for the more expensive models.
This so-called action button will replace the mute slider and could have different functions depending on how you use your iPhone. You would still turn silent mode on or off with it, but in camera mode you could switch between photo and video, for example. Thus, each app has a different function where that button can come in handy.