The iPhone 15 Pro Max won't just have thin bezels

They could be the thinnest bezels ever, with around 25% shaved off compared to the iPhone 14 Pro

Apple iPhone 15 Ultra phone in silver and gold on white background
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It's no secret that the torrent of leaks and rumours surrounding the iPhone 15 range has been substantial. We're still around six months away from the expected release date of the unit, but that hasn't stopped swathes of information from being touted online.

As a brief recap, we've heard about the introduction of a potential new model called the iPhone 15 Ultra, which could sport a titanium frame. We've also seen rumours about the new A17 Bionic chipset, which could feasibly use a 3nm fabrication process, given that Apple has secured all of TSMC's availability. There's even talk of a near total redesign, which could seen the iconic iPhone silhouette do away with sleek flat edges and sport a return to rounded sides and curves aplenty.

We've previously reported on the announcement of thinner bezels on the iPhone 15 Pro models, and now we know just how thin they may be. According to notorious tech insider, Ice Universe, the new iPhone 15 Pro Max could pack a tiny 1.55mm bezel.

If true, that would make it the thinnest bezel ever seen on a production phone. For context, the bezels on the new Samsung Galaxy S23 are around 1.95mm and the previous generation iPhone 14 Pro is around 2.17mm.

That's a big deal. Not only will it lend the handset a more sleek appearance, it will increase the size of the screen slightly. Okay, you're not going to be fitting another app onto the added millimetre, but screen real estate is screen real estate.

Getting the bezel smaller than any other manufacturer will be a massive triumph for Apple though. Personally, I don't think you'd notice the difference unless you were actively looking for it, but it will help to shape the overall design and create a more sleek appearance. And for iPhone users, being sleek and fashionable is an absolute must.

Sam Cross
Staff Writer

Online news writer at, Sam has five years of experience in online and print journalism, with work featured in publications like Metro and Last Word on Sports. After years writing about music and football, Sam now turns his hand to bringing you news about new phones, smart home products, smart watches, laptops and TVs. Sam is a longtime fan and user of Apple products, including iPhones, MacBooks and Apple Watches.He’s also T3’s resident football expert, bringing you everything you need to know about the big games, including how to watch them. In his spare time, Sam is a keen guitarist, watch lover and (very) amateur golfer.