Leaked iPhone 15 Pro Max images show the phone from every angle
Leaks surrounding the iPhone 15 are growing, and fast, at the moment, with the latest images showing a focus on the most expensive iPhone 15 Pro Max model — with some changes from the current model worth discussing.
These renderings are provided by well-known Twitter ice universe (opens in a new tab), we know about the iPhone 15 Pro Max from almost every possible angle. These images are apparently based on schematic information Apple provides to its supply chain partners.
Intriguingly, the same leak refers to the “iPhone 15 Pro Max (or iPhone 15 Ultra)” – we previously thought the iPhone 15 Ultra could be an entirely separate model, but the implication here is that it will be renamed the iPhone 15 Ultra. Pro Max.
Exclusive: iPhone 15 Pro Max (or iPhone 15 Ultra), CAD renderings. Compared to 14ProMax, the frame is narrower but thicker. Titanium alloy middle frame, matte process, Type-C, no physical button design. pic.twitter.com/d4fLOeqWSuFebruary 25, 2023
The design of the iPhone 14 Pro Max hasn’t changed much, although the chassis is more curved than before. The 2023 model is said to be slightly smaller in height and width, while gaining a bit in thickness. We’re talking fractions of millimeters here, though.
Those scores also apply to the rear camera bump, which, it appears, is set to be shallower on the iPhone 15 Pro Max than on its predecessor. All iPhones seem to have slightly different camera bumps this time around.
You can see that the images show the expected switch from Lightning to USB-C for the data and charging ports, and there are gaps in the power and volume buttons—likely because Apple is using solid-state tactile buttons this year.
Analysis: Apple’s leak timing
In the past few days alone, we’ve seen a ton of information about the upcoming iPhone 15 series, and we don’t think Apple boss Tim Cook is happy about it. For example, we’ve seen unofficial renders of the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Plus.
On top of that, we’ve seen actual images of the new USB-C port, as well as rumors of a new crimson color that may be available as a special edition of the iPhone 15 Pro. These are just the leaks from the last week or so.
That must be a concern for a company that keeps its cards as high as Apple, and it feels like we’re seeing more leaks than usual this time around. The phones are not expected to be fully unveiled for the next seven months.
It shows how tricky it is to keep secrets these days, especially when many partners and suppliers are also involved — leaks could come from any of them, and it’s hard for Apple to control every link in the iPhone chain.