iPhone 15 Pro Available to Order Tomorrow With These 12 New Features

Apple will begin accepting pre-orders for the new iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max this Friday, September 15 at 5 a.m. Pacific Time. As usual, the Pro models have a long list of new features, including a USB-C port, lightweight titanium frame, customizable Action button, and much more.

iPhone 15 Pro lineup
Below, we have highlighted 12 new features on the iPhone 15 Pro models:

  • Lightning has been replaced with a USB-C port for a more universal charging standard and faster data transfer speeds up to 10 Gbps.
  • All four iPhone 15 models support DisplayPort for up to 4K HDR video mirroring and video output to an external display or TV with a supported USB-C to DisplayPort cable, according to Apple's tech specs for the devices.
  • A new titanium frame results in the iPhone 15 Pro models weighing up to 10% less than the iPhone 14 Pro models with a stainless steel frame.
  • A customizable Action button replaces the traditional mute switch on previous iPhones. By default, the button is set to toggle between Ring and Silent modes, but it can also be assigned to a different action for quick access to the camera, flashlight, Voice Memos, Shortcuts, Focus modes, and more.
  • The new A17 Pro chip enables up to 10% faster CPU performance and up to 20% faster GPU performance compared to the A16 Bionic chip.
  • The devices are equipped with 8GB of RAM, up from 6GB in the iPhone 14 Pro models. Along with the new A17 Pro chip, extra RAM benefits overall system performance, particularly for multitasking.
  • There are thinner bezels around the screen compared to the iPhone 14 Pro models.
  • Like the latest Macs and iPad Pro, the iPhone 15 Pro models support Wi-Fi 6E (6GHz) for faster wireless speeds and less signal interference. Remember, you'll need a Wi-Fi 6E router in order to take advantage of this functionality.
  • The iPhone 15 Pro Max exclusively features up to 5x optical zoom.
  • The devices are equipped with a second-generation Ultra Wideband chip. Apple says two iPhones with this chip can connect from 3x farther away.
  • The devices feature a more repairable internal design, with a redesigned frame that allows for the back glass panel to be easily removed from the devices. This change was first made to the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus last year.
  • New colors: Natural Titanium, Blue Titanium, White Titanium, and Black Titanium.

For more details about the devices, read our iPhone 15 Pro roundup.

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Top Rated Comments

bmustaf Avatar
25 weeks ago
The amount and pace of innovation from Apple is just staggering. I mean, USB-C, 8GB of RAM, modern Wi-Fi, *and* a customizable action button in the same update?

They must have had their top teams working 24/7 for years to figure out how to pull this off!

OOC: I have all Apple products, so obviously I see value in them, but the reality distortion field of Apple marketing that somehow, about 5 years too late we're getting USB-C, an action button, and other very basic stuff is somehow "keynote worthy" and whipping up everyone into a buying frenzy is actually the only innovative thing here. Fine, take my money, not because Apple is actually innovative, but the Android ecosystem is just (still) pathetic. I love Apple, but I also want them to have a credible competitor so we don't have to wait for things like the EU to step up and mandate the change that is actually exciting and nice before Apple will deliver it to consumers. A technology monopoly wasn't great when MS/Intel made one and this AAPL/Arm/TSMC tie up isn't doing consumers any favors, either, now/anymore.
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Dulcimer Avatar
25 weeks ago
Apple's such a meme at this point.

Wasting 10+ mins of their premiere product Keynote on some cringey self-congratulatory environmental crap; hyping up USB-C by listing the other Apple products that have had it for years; minimal processor speed improvements, all the result of TSMC's 3nm node wizardry; and multiple misleading comparisons, the worst of which was tricking everyone into thinking the Pros feature a new bigger main camera sensor (even MKBHD misreported this ('https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/15-pro-pro-max-cameras-are-really-disappointing.2401427/post-32470238')).

Anyway, gonna be up at 5AM tomorrow to order that Blue 15 Pro.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sammy in SoCal Avatar
25 weeks ago
You forgot to highlight the upgraded Qualcomm modem, X70
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macman01101 Avatar
25 weeks ago

That’s 1:00pm here in the UK and guess what I will be doing during my lunch break.
Re-watching the Mother Nature video?
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PTVMan Avatar
25 weeks ago

Apple's such a meme at this point.

Wasting 10+ mins of their premiere product Keynote on some cringey self-congratulatory environmental crap; hyping up USB-C by listing the other Apple products that have had it for years; minimal processor speed improvements, all the result of TSMC's 3nm node wizardry; and multiple misleading comparisons, the worst of which was tricking everyone into thinking the Pros feature a new bigger main camera sensor (even MKBHD misreported this ('https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/15-pro-pro-max-cameras-are-really-disappointing.2401427/post-32470238')).

Anyway, gonna be up at 5AM tomorrow to order that Blue 15 Pro.
I thought the film with Mother Nature was clever, funny and informative. Why shouldn't a company tout its progress/accomplishments, especially in an entertaining, non-board meeting style?
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
xxray Avatar
25 weeks ago
I read the “iPhone 15 Pro Available to Order” headline and got sent into a panic for half a second thinking I missed my pre-order window!
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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