The standard iPhone 15 models launching later this year will feature various significant upgrades over the iPhone 14. It is reported that the device will be in line with the 'Pro' models as all four models are expected to house a Dynamic Island display. However, Apple is also planning to upgrade the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max further to position them as higher-end models. It was reported earlier this year that the iPhone 15 Pro will feature a titanium finish in contrast to the stainless steel on the iPhone 14 Pro. A leaker now suggests that the iPhone 15 Pro models will use a Grade 5 titanium finish that holds various benefits over stainless steel.
Here's why the Grade 5 Titanium on iPhone 15 Pro will be superior to stainless steel on the iPhone 14 Pro
A leaker by the name of Unknownz21 on Twitter suggests that the iPhone 15 Pro models will use Grade 5 titanium (Ti-6AI-4V) instead of stainless steel. Titanium holds various advantages over stainless steel which will make the iPhone 15 Pro models far superior in terms of built quality and durability. If Apple does go ahead with titanium on the iPhone 15 Pro, the company could use stainless steel on the standard iPhone models in the future.
If Apple keeps up with its trend, the company usually brings down technology to its comparatively less expensive iPhone models after introducing a new one. For instance, the company has started using different chips in the standard and the 'Pro' iPhone models. The iPhone 14 features an A15 Bionic chip while the iPhone 15 Pro is equipped with an A16 Bionic chip. This year, the iPhone 15 will house Apple's A16 Bionic chipset while the 'Pro' models will embark on the 3nm A17 Bionic chip. This means that Apple will use A17 Bionic next year on the standard iPhone 16 models.
With that said, the company will offer stainless steel on the standard iPhone models in the future as it is opting to use Grade 5 titanium on the iPhone 15 Pro models. As for the benefits, Grade 5 titanium on the iPhone 15 Pro will enhance the durability of the device as it is much stronger than stainless steel. This means that the device will be able to withstand falls and damage better than stainless steel.
Additionally. Grade 5 titanium is also more resistant to corrosion compared to stainless steel. Overall this advantage of the material is associated with the longevity of the device. If you plan on using the iPhone 15 for years, it will last years before the metal starts to peel off. Take note that corrosion is something that a user should not be worried about since most of us will put a case on it anyway, Nonetheless, it is always vital to have the availability and not use it than not having it.
Lastly, while Grade 5 titanium is more durable, it is also lightweight compared to stainless steel. It will contribute to a lightweight design compared to the iPhone 14 Pro models. The iPhone 14 Pro Max is a heavy device by all standards, even heavier than most of the Android phones out on the market. Henceforth, a Grade 5 titanium finish on the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max will make a lot of sense.
However, there are certain drawbacks associated with it as well. For instance, Grade 5 titanium is more expensive than stainless steel and the higher cost will be reflected in the price of the iPhone 15 Pro models. The iPhone 15 Pro models are already reported to feature a higher price tag. Additionally, Grade 5 aluminum is also not widely available compared to stainless steel which might cause shortages in the long run.
The iPhone 15 Pro models will boast a premium design compared to the standard models and the prices are expected to go up by $100 to $200 this year. Apple will announce the new models later this year alongside the Apple Watch Series 9. It was previously reported that iPhone 15 Pro models will face 'severe shortages' and the titanium finish could be the reason why.Continue Reading