iPhone 13 Pro vs 15 Pro: What’s New and Worth the Upgrade?

Apple’s latest high-end smartphones, the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max are claiming to bring a range of new capabilities for their users. So, whether it is worth the upgrade if you already have an iPhone 13 Pro?

Firstly, let’s start with the physical appearance and design changes. The screen sizes and resolution between the 13 Pro and 15 Pro remain the same, with the Pro coming in at 6.1 inches and Pro Max at 6.7 inches. However, the iPhone 15 Pro/Max display has some unique new features such as Always-On display, 120Hz ProMotion, Dynamic Island, and outdoor brightness up to 2000 nits.

Apple has also made slight changes to the design with the iPhone 15 Pro having slimmer bezels than the 13 Pro, and more rounded edges for added comfort and a new titanium material is now being used for the 15 Pro and Pro Max models. This means new brushed finishes, high strength and durability, and lighter devices.

In terms of performance, the iPhone 15 Pro introduces the A17 Pro chip, claiming to be the fastest mobile CPU, promising even faster rates for activities like gaming and even more powerful neural engine and graphic capabilities.

Moreover, the rear camera has got a major upgrade in the iPhone 15 Pro models, with a 48MP main rear camera, next-gen portrait with Focus and Depth Control, Smart HDR 5, and more. The 15 Pro Max also has the added capability of a 5x optical zoom compared to the 3x for iPhone 15 Pro.

The video recording capabilities have received some new features like ProRes recording up to 4K at 30 fps (1080p at 30 fps for 128GB capacity) and the support for the Academy Color Encoding System, and the ability to capture Spatial video that can be viewed on Apple Vision Pro.

The iPhone 15 Pro boasts a one hour longer battery for video playback than the 13 Pro and optional colors to choose from.

In conclusion, the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max are bringing some big changes particularly in the camera and video capability department along with performance and design that might make the upgrade worth considering for some users. As with all upgrades, the true determination of value will depend on the particular user’s individual needs and expectations from their smartphone.