Apple once again sets the iPhone 15 Pro Max apart as the king of the hill

Long live the king

Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
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So, there was no iPhone Ultra. That leaves the iPhone 15 Pro Max as the premiere iPhone on the market, and what a phone it looks like too. This was far more than just the year that Apple added USB-C charging.

Both the 6.1-inch iPhone 15 Pro and 6.7-inch iPhone 15 Pro Max will as expected feature a titanium body, albeit combined with aluminium too. It looks super slick, giving them an ultra-premium finish, but it has also helped create the lightest pro model iPhones ever. The new design also sports the thinnest borders of any iPhone and debuts the new 'action button' a multifunctional input above the volume buttons that replaces the mute slider. This new input is more than just a mute slider, it's programmable with a number of inputs. 

Under the hood, a brand new A17 Pro chipset provides the iPhone 15 Pro Max with a supercharged power boost, and the first-ever phone utilising a 3nm process. This coupled with incredible gaming performance with a 20% faster GPU, makes for a pair of powerhouse handsets. The Pro Max however has a unique party trick that sets it apart .  

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A brand new 120mm periscope style lens gives the Pro Max up to 5x Optical zoom, the furthest ever on an iPhone. Optical zoom is much clearer than digital zoom, and on top of the other camera upgrades coming to the base models, this should be the best iPhone to take photos on ever.

Prices for the iPhone 15 Pro Max start at £1199 / AUD$2,199 for 256GB of storage, which is less than many believed would be the case. 

Andy Sansom
Staff Writer

Andy is T3's Tech Staff Writer, covering all things technology, including his biggest passions such as gaming, AI, phones, and basically anything cool and expensive he can get his hands on. If he had to save one possession from a fire it would be his PlayStation 5. He previously worked for Tom’s Guide - where he got paid to play with ChatGPT every day. When it comes to streaming, Andy will have his headphones glued in whilst watching something that will make him laugh. He studied Creative Writing at university, but also enjoys supporting his favourite football team (Liverpool), watching F1, teaching himself guitar, and spending time with his dog.