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Apple detailed the new features of its iPhone 15 Pro models on Tuesday. One of the highlights of the event is the titanium frame of the new units, which the company said is the same alloy used on NASA’s Mars Rover.
As per Apple, the two Pro models sport a titanium design that makes the units “the lightest Pro models ever.” Compared to the iPhone 14 Pro’s and iPhone 14 Pro Max’s respective 206g and 240g weights, the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are lighter at only 187g and 221g, respectively. This is close to the details of the earlier rumors before the event, saying this year’s Pro units will be 10% lighter than their predecessors.
The material features a refined brush texture with PVD coating and is contoured on the edges. It is available in four colors: black titanium, white titanium, blue titanium, and natural titanium.
According to earlier rumors and reports, the titanium would be one of the reasons behind the price hike of the iPhone 15 Pro. Nonetheless, despite applying the titanium design on both the Pro models, Apple only introduced the increase to the Pro Max unit. Nevertheless, it shouldn’t be much of a concern for Pro Max patrons. Aside from the material upgrade for the frame, the iPhone 15 Pro Max also features an improved camera system with 5x Telephoto at a 120-millimeter focal length and a 25% larger sensor than the iPhone 14 Pro Max. Moreover, despite starting at $1199, Apple stressed that it comes with 256GB, allowing it to match last year’s price with the same storage.