iPhone 15 Pro Max to 'Break Record' for Thinnest Bezels on a Smartphone

The iPhone 15 Pro Max will have the thinnest bezels of any smartphone, beating the record currently held by the Xiaomi 13. That's according to the leaker known as "Ice Universe," who has divulged accurate information about Apple's plans in the past.

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Both iPhone 15 Pro models are expected to have thinner, curved bezels compared to the iPhone 14 Pro, potentially resulting in an Apple Watch-like appearance, but if the leaker is correct, the larger 6.7-inch model will have the most minimal of bezels.

In a tweet, Ice Universe said the iPhone 15 Pro Max will "break the record" of 1.81mm bezels held by the Xiaomi 13, with Apple's upcoming model coming with a black bezel width of just 1.55mm. For comparison, Ice Universe gives measurements for bezels on the iPhone 14 Pro (2.17mm) and the Samsung Galaxy Ultra S23 (1.95mm).

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Screen-to-body ratio shown on display (Image: Xiaomi)

Ice Universe could be referring to the chin on the Xiaomi 13 or the leaker meant to say 1.61mm, as per the above image. We've contacted them for confirmation and will update if we hear back. Either way, the bezels on the iPhone 15 Pro Max are still said to be thinner.

According to rumors, the bezels on all four iPhone 15 models are expected to be slightly curved around the edges, similar to the iPhone 11 series, but the width of the bezels on the standard iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are not expected to diverge from those on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus. The iPhone 15 lineup is also expected to feature the same display sizes as last year's lineup.

With even thinner bezels around the display, the iPhone 15 Pro models could have a similar appearance as the Apple Watch Series 7 and Series 8. Rumors suggest the Pro models will also feature a titanium frame instead of stainless steel, and solid-state volume, mute, and power buttons that do not physically move when pressed.


Ice Universe has previously shared CAD renders and dimensions that also suggest the iPhone 15 Pro Max will be unique in featuring a thinner camera bump and smaller footprint.

Apple is expected to announce its next iPhone lineup in September as usual. For the latest rumors, read our iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro roundups.

Related Roundup: iPhone 15 Pro

Top Rated Comments

Apple Knowledge Navigator Avatar
13 months ago
I can think of better records to break.
Score: 76 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dantracht Avatar
13 months ago
I’d rather battery life records be broken.
Score: 63 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nerdAFK Avatar
13 months ago
And then you just carefully put that meticulously created record breaking phone in a case and completely ruin the record.
Score: 42 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bollman Avatar
13 months ago
I have zero desire for less bezels. It only means that the case will be even uglier and will have a harder time protecting the phone.
The iPhone has never been possible to use without a case, it has always been slippery like a soap. Now, more or less totally made from glass and a pricetag above a good laptop, they are soon way too fragile and way too expensive to actually use day-to-day.
I don't need a rugged phone looking all "tactical", but ffs, make them have some impact areas and able to take some abuse.
The 3G/3Gs were great, the screen was pretty well protected from drops, and the plastic case made it somewhat less slippery.
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jlc1978 Avatar
13 months ago
For me, the whole bezel size issues is about eye candy and not usability. My concern with such a design is will it make the screen easier to break with a curved screen vs one surrounded by a metal frame?
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MrGimper Avatar
13 months ago
Didn’t the iPhone X have an “edge to edge” display? So how can bezels get thinner?

/s
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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