We have a good understanding of what to anticipate from the upcoming iPhone 15 Pro range, thanks to glass panels and exclusive renders obtained through various leaks. Furthermore, a fresh report suggest that the iPhone 15 Pro Max will boast the smallest bezels of any smartphone, setting a new industry record.
Ice Universe, a highly regarded tipster known for their reliable track record, suggests that the upcoming Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max will set a new record in this regard. The black border surrounding the screen of the new flagship device is expected to measure only 1.55mm, a significant decrease from the 2.17mm bezel of the current iPhone 14 Pro Max.
To provide a sense of comparison, it’s worth noting that the current record for thinnest bezels is held by the Xiaomi 13, which boasts a 1.81mm thickness. Meanwhile, the bezels of Samsung’s Galaxy 22 and Galaxy S23 measure around 1.95mm, highlighting the significant reduction in bezel thickness that the upcoming Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max is expected to achieve.
That means the bezels surrounding the screen of the iPhone 15 Pro Max will be approximately 28% thinner than those on the iPhone 14 Pro Max, highlighting a significant reduction in thickness and further emphasizing the device’s modern and sleek design.
Rumors suggest that both models of the upcoming iPhone 15 Pro will feature thinner and curved bezels in comparison to the iPhone 14 Pro, resulting in a possible Apple Watch-like appearance. However, if the Cat’s claim is accurate, the larger 6.7-inch model is expected to have the slimmest bezels of the two, further emphasizing its sleek and modern design.
In addition to its impressive bezel reduction, the iPhone 15 Pro Max is also rumored to feature several other notable design changes. Reports suggest that it will have a smaller camera bump due to the inclusion of a periscope lens, while the device’s glass will adopt a slight curve around the edges. Additionally, it is expected to integrate a periscope lens, which will enable a smaller camera bump.
iPhone 15 Pro Max will break the record of 1.81mm bezel black edge held by Xiaomi 13, and we measure that its cover plate black bezel width is only 1.55 mm.（S22 and S23 ≈1.95mm，iPhone 14 Pro 2.17mm） pic.twitter.com/9TBrVCGSCo— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) March 17, 2023
Should the rumors be true, the iPhone 15 Pro models will feature even slimmer bezels around the display, potentially resulting in a similar appearance to the Apple Watch Series 7 and 8. In addition, it’s been suggested that the Pro models will incorporate a titanium frame instead of the standard stainless steel, as well as solid-state volume, mute, and power buttons that do not physically move when pressed.
Additionally, the iPhone 15 lineup is expected to adopt USB-C for connectivity, replacing the long-standing Lightning connector that has been in use for over a decade.
Source: Ice Universe