Five Reasons to Buy an iPhone 15 Pro Max

Happy launch day! The new iPhone 15, ‌iPhone 15‌ Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ Max devices are in the hands of Apple customers as of today. We'll have a full unboxing coming later, but we thought we'd take a quick look at the star of today's launch, the ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ Max.


Of the four new iPhones that Apple made available today, the 15 Pro Max has the best feature set and it's the device to choose if you want top-of-the-line capabilities. Here's why it stands out:

  • USB-C Port - With USB-C, you can charge your iPhone, iPad, and Mac with the same USB-C to USB-C cable. The ‌iPhone‌ can also be used to charge devices like the AirPods and the Apple Watch, and on the Pro and Pro Max, you can transfer content at up to 10Gb/s with an appropriate cable.
  • Action Button - The Action Button replaces the mute switch on the Pro models. It can be set to do all kinds of things like activate a Focus mode, turn on the camera, turn on the Flashlight, activate a Shortcut, and more.
  • A17 Pro Chip - The A17 Pro chip enables console gaming on the ‌iPhone‌ for the first time with support for hardware-accelerated ray tracing. You'll be able to play games like Resident Evil 4 and Death Stranding, and it's going to be just blazing fast for checking email, sending text messages, and scrolling social networks.
  • Titanium - The ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ and Pro Max have a titanium chassis that's lighter than the stainless steel chassis, so even though these iPhones are the same size as last year's iPhones, they'll feel less weighty in the hand. As a bonus, Apple changed the design to make them more repairable so it's less expensive if you break the back glass. Other design changes include more contoured edges and slimmer display bezels.
  • 5x Telephoto Lens - The 5x telephoto lens is a Pro Max exclusive feature, with the standard 15 Pro limited to 3x optical zoom. 5x optical zoom was made possible with Apple's new tetraprism technology so you can zoom in further than ever before. You'll get 25x zoom in total, and Apple also made a bunch of other improvements to the camera that you can see detailed in our iPhone 15 Pro roundup.

With all of the features available in the ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ plus a larger battery because of more physical space, a larger 6.7-inch display, and the 5x Telephoto lens, the ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ Max is hard to beat. Did you get a Pro Max? Let us know in the comments below.

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Top Rated Comments

FattiesGoneWild Avatar
9 months ago
How about 5 reasons not to buy the 15 PM as well?
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LedRush Avatar
9 months ago
Reasons exclusive to the Pro Max:

1. 5x Zoom
2. Longer battery life
3. Can double as an exercise weight

End of list.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
vegetassj4 Avatar
9 months ago
[LIST=1]
* Increase iPhone revenue, while we figure out the slow down in cell phone demand ('https://gizmodo.com/apple-acknowledges-a-smartphone-slowdown-as-iphone-15-a-1850712536')
* Keep Apples track record of (mostly) upside earnings surprises ('https://www.cnbc.com/quotes/AAPL?tab=earnings')
* Eliminate stockpiled outdated parts inventory ('https://9to5mac.com/2022/06/01/shanghai-covid-lockdowns/#:~:text=To%20further%20guard%20against%20supply,to%20shortages%20and%20logistic%20delays.')
* Save marketing team from Mother Nature and for almost making me LOL by having to say the Most Pro iPhone we've ever created ('//www.youtube.com/live/ZiP1l7jlIIA?si=ZKgZMQQ2bDnhK2KB&t=3297')
* Hit analysts upside target of $240 for AAPL ('https://www.fool.com/investing/2023/09/17/analyst-apple-stock-could-soar-to-240/')

Ohhhh....you meant 5 reasons for consumers:



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Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fel10 Avatar
9 months ago
As someone with a 14, none of this sounds compelling. I’ll be waiting for the 16
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cableguy84 Avatar
9 months ago
A17 pro.. that can only run console games at 30fps.
Thats gonna feel super sluggish after years of playing mobile games with 60+fps
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
redheeler Avatar
9 months ago
Nothing really compelling to me except the 5x telephoto lens, that I could see making a difference.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)