Surprisingly, I decided to upgrade from my iPhone 13 Pro to the new iPhone 15 Pro. My original plan was to keep my current phone until it stopped supporting the latest iOS updates or iPhones finally adopted USB-C charging. However, since an EU regulation requires Apple to adopt USB-C by the end of 2024, I figured I still had time before I needed an upgrade. I was wrong as the iPhone 15 now has USB-C charging which prompted me to make the change.
While my iPhone 13 Pro still serves me well and can continue to do so for many years to come, having to charge it with a Lightning cable has always been a negative point for me. I prefer the convenience of USB-C charging as it is a universal standard for charging most of my other devices. The integration of USB-C charging alone is reason enough for you to switch to the iPhone 15 Pro.
In addition, the iPhone 15 Pro offers other features that make it attractive. First, it features a lightweight titanium frame, which is unprecedented in iPhones. The titanium coating not only adds to the durability of the phone but also reduces its weight compared to the iPhone 13 Pro. The iPhone 15 Pro also features curved edges, making it more comfortable to hold.
Additionally, the iPhone 15 Pro is powered by the new A17 Pro chip, which is expected to be the most powerful chip ever for an iPhone. While the benchmark results have yet to be confirmed, leaked information suggests that the A17 Pro chip outperforms the A16 Bionic chip in the iPhone 14 series. This improved performance is particularly promising for mobile gaming enthusiasts, as the iPhone 15 Pro can run graphically demanding titles such as Resident Evil Village and Assassin’s Creed Mirage.
In summary, the introduction of USB-C charging combined with the lightweight titanium frame and powerful A17 Pro chip convinced me to upgrade to the iPhone 15 Pro. While the iPhone 13 Pro remains a reliable device, the convenience and improved features of the iPhone 15 Pro make it an attractive option for me. I look forward to enjoying the benefits of USB-C charging and exploring the possibilities of this new device.