Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 15 Pro Max in September. Based on previous launches, the device should be available for pre-orders a few days later.
According to reports, the iPhone 15 Pro will have a new titanium frame and a customizable Action button. It will also use the new A17 Bionic chip.
Apple is reportedly sticking with the 60Hz display on its standard iPhones this year, despite Android rivals offering higher refresh rates. According to South Korean tech news aggregator Naver’s blog, which cites a domestic display industry source, the iPhone 15’s standard models won’t feature the LTPO technology required for ProMotion displays and their always-on mode. This is in line with what Ross Young, a display industry analyst and CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants, has been saying since September of last year.
Apple generally waits for a new technology to mature before it adopts it in its phones. This is what it did with Touch ID and 3G before introducing them to its lineup, but 120Hz displays are not at a nascent stage by any means. By keeping this technology exclusive to the Pro versions of its phones, Apple is missing out on a big opportunity to differentiate itself from the competition.
The rumor mill is buzzing with information about the iPhone 15 Pro Max, including a high-resolution 6.7-inch LTPO OLED display and a larger battery to deliver longer battery life. The latest rumors also point to a more rounded chassis design and the removal of the notch. If these rumors are true, the iPhone 15 Pro Max could be Apple’s most impressive smartphone ever.
Aside from the notch-less design, the iphone 15 pro max also features an improved TrueDepth camera. This technology powers Face ID and Memoji, as well as helps to create depth with Portrait mode. The phone’s front camera uses a Sony IMX903 sensor that’s expected to beat rivals by a wide margin.
The TrueDepth camera uses a ToF (time of flight) sensor to scan your face or body. It projects thousands of invisible dots and analyzes them to create a depth map of the scanned area. The neural engine of Apple’s A17 Bionic chip then translates the data into mathematical representations of your face. It compares those with your enrolled face data and authenticates your identity to unlock your device or authorize a transaction.
If you encounter a problem with the TrueDepth camera, you’ll see an error message on your screen that reads “A problem was detected and Face ID is disabled.” To fix this issue, you can try restarting your device, turning it off and on again, or using Airplane Mode. If you still have a problem, you can visit a Genius Bar to speak with an Apple technician. The technician will inspect your device and recommend a solution. If necessary, he or she will repair it.
The iPhone 15 Pro Max could feature a new audio enhancement that uses the phone’s microphones to recognize your face and automatically focus on you. This is similar to how the FaceID feature works on the newest Android phones. However, the iPhone’s feature is more accurate and can identify your voice even when you are not speaking.
This technology is expected to improve your audio experience, even when you are wearing headphones or in a noisy environment. It is also rumored to work with Siri so you can ask the phone to focus on your face when you are talking to it.
Another rumor is that the iPhone 15 Pro Max will come with a redesigned mute button. The current mute button is a physical switch, but sources say that Apple will replace it with a programmable “Action Button” like the one found on the Apple Watch Ultra.
Other rumors say that the iPhone 15 Pro will come with a new chip and larger display. Apple is reportedly upgrading its A-series chips to 7nm, which should give the phone better performance and reduce its power consumption. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, the A17 Bionic chip will be faster than its predecessors and even better than the chipsets of the best Android smartphones.