Apple is likely to unveil the upcoming iPhone 15 Pro this fall, but we have got our first look at the device, courtesy of new renders. The latest renders of the iPhone 15 Pro are CAD-based, which means they are pretty rough around the edges;
CAD files are sent by the iPhone maker to accessory makers in Asia ahead of the launches of new products, with an aim to have their readied products when the new iPhone lineup is officially unveiled.
Looking at these, it is difficult to spot all differences at first glance, especially as it is just in one solid colour. However, as per 9to5Mac, there are some notable changes in the iPhone 15 Pro when compared with last year's iPhone 14 Pro and the biggest change is the swapping of Apple's Lightning port with the USB-C charging port. Similar to the current model, the USB-C port has been placed at the bottom, next to the bottom-firing speaker, as per the render.
Pointing out the other differences, 9to5Mac noted that the iPhone 15 Pro also has a thinner design and curvier edges on the glass that meets with the metal frame. Another big change comes from the rear camera setup, featuring what seems like a thicker island and also thicker lenses.
To recall, the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max models, launched last year in September came with a big shift in terms of replacing the notch with Apple's own Dynamic Island. While the starting price of the iPhone 14 Pro at launch was set at 1,29,900 onwards,
the starting price of the iPhone 14 Pro Max was set at Rs 1,39,900 onwards and the model comes with a 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion, Always-On feature. In terms of imaging, iPhone 14 Pro Max comes with a 48MP primary rear camera paired with a 12MP telephoto sensor and a 12MP ultra-wide sensor.
The iPhone 15 lineup will rival Samsung's new flagship Galaxy S23 series which was unveiled with a new customised top-tier Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, which is a first for any smartphone company.
A key highlight of the S23 series is the Galaxy S23 Ultra, which brings incremental upgrades over its predecessor, the Galaxy S22 Ultra. It has a 200MP 200MP ISOCELL HP2 proprietary sensor with f/1.7 aperture, coupled with 12MP ultrawide camera and two 10MP telephoto sensors. All the S23 series models feature the same 12MP selfie shooter.