The iPhone 15 Pro Max is lighter, faster, and titanium-y-er than ever. Its most signification new features are a 5x optical telephoto lens, USB-C with speeds up to 10 Gps, and lighter weight thanks to a smaller, titanium body. It will start at $1,199/£1,199 for 256GB when it goes on sale starting September 15, with availability on September 22.
Preorders for the iPhone 15 Pro Max begin on September 15, with availability in stores from September 22.
Prices start at $1,199/£1,199, a $100 increase in price compared to the iPhone 14 Pro Max. But that includes 256GB of storage, while the base model of the iPhone 14 Pro Max was 128GB (the 256GB version was $1,199/£1,199). In other words, it’s not so much a price increase as it is Apple simply removing the least-expensive option.
If you are in the U.K. the pricing is even better than 2022’s iPhone 14, with a price drop across the entire lineup.
Both of the new iPhone 15 Pro models use a new titanium body bonded to an aluminum internal frame. The display is still 6.7 inches like the iPhone 14 Pro Max, but with a smaller border around it, making the phone body slightly smaller (just a millimeter or two). This makes the iPhone 15 Pro Max the lightest “Max” model yet. It weighs 7.81 ounces, roughly 10 percent less than the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
It comes in four colors: Black Titanium, White Titanium, Blue Titanium, and Natural Titanium. All colors have a brushed texture look.
iPhone 15 Pro Max: 5x telephoto camera
The signature feature of the iPhone 15 Pro Max, besides its obviously larger size, is the new 5x optical telephoto lens. Apple uses a new “tetra prism” periscope lens to give an optical zoom equivalent to 120mm focal length, a big increase over the 3x/77mm telephoto camera on the iPhone 15 Pro.
iPhone 15 Pro Max: Other specs
Outside of the increased zoom for the telephoto lens, and the obviously larger size, the iPhone 15 Pro Max has the same features as the iPhone 15 Pro. You can read all about them in our iPhone 15 guide.
But in summary, they are:
New camera system with 24 and 48 megapixel images, better low light performance, improved portraits, and more.
USB-C with USB3 (10Gbps) data transfer speeds.
Action Button replacing the Mute switch.
A17 Pro processor with faster CPU, all-new GPU including ray tracing, and faster Neural Engine.