Users of the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max can feel in their hands the touch of the body of the Mars Rover Perseverance that these days wanders around Mars. Is about a type of titanium of special strength and lightnesswithout possible comparison with any other known metal.
The first contact will occur on September 22, the date on which the American manufacturer will begin shipping the previously reserved mobile phones starting tomorrow. Greg Jawswiak, Apple’s vice president of worldwide marketing, unveiled the “stunning new titanium design” at the presentation last Tuesday that the titanium of the iPhone 15 Pro. In his opinion, it is the “most noble material we have ever used in an iPhone case.”
The brand’s lightest ‘Pro’
Among other qualities, the metal “is incredibly strong and extraordinarily light, making the new iPhone Pro the lightest in history. You’ll notice it as soon as you have it in your hands.” As if that were not enough, the casing lining “is beautiful,” he added, after describing the “fantastic feel” of the new contoured edges, also “the thinnest” of those used so far in Apple’s emblematic smartphone, both in the 6.1-inch screen for the iPhone 15 Pro and in the 6.7-inch screen of the iPhone 15 Pro Max. All of the above “has allowed us to reduce the dimensions of the iPhone without affecting the size of the screen,” adds Jawswiak, describing it as “a real delight.”
In addition to the hardness of titanium, much higher than that of steel“iPhone 15 Pro has the strongest glass-based materials in the industry, including the front ceramic shield, which is only available on iPhones.”
Isabelle Yang: “We have studied structural components inside and out, optimizing different alloy samples and creating revolutionary innovation in materials design”
For her part, Isabelle Yang, a materials science engineer at Apple, elaborated in the same ‘keynote’ about the meticulous material selection process for the new iPhone Pro and Pro Max. “We have studied structural components inside and out, optimizing different alloy samples and creating revolutionary innovation in materials design,” she explained. In this way, the new casing of the Apple smartphone “uses grade five titanium, an alloy that provides greater tensile strength than pure titanium.” In fact, this type of metal is usually reserved “for applications in which the balance between resistance to mobility and weight are especially critical.”
For that reason, The titanium version of the new iPhones is identical to those of the Mars Rover Perseverance that has been exploring the Martian soil for almost 500 days. The strength and weight properties of this type of titanium offer “incredible durability for the iPhone, while allowing for a much lighter design compared to stainless steel.”
The details of Apple Titanium innovation also include a refined process with steps that include precision machining, sanding, brushing and shot blasting (a method used to clean, strengthen or polish metal). “And although it is an anodized titanium, we have chosen to use an additional thickness coating that makes it easier to tint the surface,” with natural titanium, black, white and blue versions. Likewise, “these coatings designed by Apple have been made with nanometer precision, which requires up to 14 hours to complete the finishes.” As he stressed, “the black titanium and white titanium harmonize perfectly with the rear glass, while the blue titanium highlights the elegance of the materials and the natural titanium celebrates its raw metallic nature.” To complete the move, Apple has also renewed the internal architecture of the chassis (made of 100% recycled aluminum) to make the screen more easily repairable, with a structure that allows the rear glass to be easily replaced.
Characteristics of the new family
Beneath the Ceramic Shield casing of its iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, the manufacturer reaches a new ceiling with the A17 Pro microprocessor, the industry’s first 3-nanometer chip and a six-core design. These 19 billion transistors are manufactured using extreme ultraviolet lithography, they have just over 12 silicon atoms. The prodigy offers the considered best GPU in Apple’s history (20% faster than the iPhone 14 Pro), and with a CPU up to 10% faster than its predecessors. These improvements magnify the capabilities of artificial intelligence, with improved autocorrect and Personal Voice functions.
With such processing power, users will notice a significant leap in performance and energy efficiency, especially valuable in video games and photography. After several years of rumors, Apple has finally surrendered to the USB-C connector standard, in its case USB 3, which multiplies by 20 the speed in data transit than traditional USB 2.
The set of cameras in the iPhones Pro Max raise the bar again with a five-times 120mm optical telephoto lens, the largest in the iPhone family, which represents A gift for photographers who love extreme close-ups. In turn, the 48 Mpx main camera incorporates a super high resolution of 24 Mpx by default, with the possibility of choosing between three focal lengths (24, 28 and 35 mm), with the option of selecting one of them as the default. In addition to the 48 Mpx ProRAW format, the main camera supports 48 Mpx HEIF images with four times the resolution.
The new action device will also be part of the lives of users of the new iPhone, with a muting system that retires the previous switch whose only function was to activate and deactivate the sound. Now, instead, it is enriched with quick access to the camera, flashlight, voice memos or translation software. Likewise, the iPhone 15 Pro incorporates the possibility of record encoding compatible with the ACES (Academy Color Encoding) coding system, a standard in the world of images.
The iPhone 15 Pro starts with a starting price of 1,219 euros in versions of 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB or 1 TB capacity. The iPhone 15 Pro Max will cost 1,469 euros, with capacities of 256 GB, 512 GB or 1 TB. In turn, the new iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will be available in pink, yellow, green, blue and black with 128, 256 or 512 GB capacity from 959 euros and 1,109 euros. Likewise, starting September 18, iCloud+ will offer two new price and capacity plans: 6 TB for 29.99 euros per month and 12 TB for 59.99 euros per month.