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  • - You know what's funny?

  • When there is not that many changes,

  • it really puts a magnifying glass

  • on the few changes that there actually are.

  • Have you ever listened to a car reviewer

  • describe the latest generation Porsche 911?

  • Like, this is a car that's looked more or less the same

  • for the past 50 years with slight evolutions

  • with each new generation.

  • And literally, every time you watch or read a review,

  • they always say every single time,

  • "Oh, it's so refined,

  • oh, this is an engineering masterpiece

  • that's been perfected over generations.

  • It's a formula that's been developed

  • in the same direction for years."

  • I actually, as a kid,

  • I used to actively dislike Porsches because I just,

  • I knew they were expensive,

  • but I thought they're all so boring,

  • they all look like the same thing.

  • Why would you get one of those, when you could get

  • a way more exciting Ferrari or McLaren instead?

  • But as I've gotten older,

  • I can appreciate the Porsche formula a little more.

  • I don't love it or anything, I wouldn't say I love it,

  • but I can appreciate it more, does that make sense?

  • I hope that makes sense.

  • Bling

  • ♪ I am the one at optimum

  • ♪ I got the drum, I got the drop on 'em

  • ♪ I got the lock, stock and barrel on top of them

  • ♪ I got the chopper for the block they knocking on

  • Act tion tion

  • Look at the crowd, the way they packed in in

  • Lone wolf hear the howl, where the pack then then

  • Is he packing then

  • Shooting off at the mouth like rat tat tat bling

  • Anybody in a pine for life

  • Your size ain't nothing for you to die for

  • All up in my eye for

  • This is the iPhone 15 Pro.

  • Not a lot of changes.

  • (logo whooshing)

  • So, okay, I think people gotta get this thought

  • out of their head that you've gotta upgrade every year

  • to the newest phone.

  • Like, I realize most of us already know this,

  • but for some reason, people are still stuck on this thing

  • where they say, "Oh, last year's phone

  • is barely different from this year's phone,

  • it's not worth upgrading."

  • But like, that's not new,

  • like the Zenfone 10 I just reviewed

  • is just a refinement of Zenfone 9.

  • Like the bleeding edge ROG phone

  • has looked the same for three years now,

  • the Pixel is finding its stride with design.

  • But what we're really looking for

  • is for them to fix anything that's wrong or bad,

  • and then just find ways, clever ways,

  • good, interesting ways

  • to just get a little bit better every year,

  • so that over a long time, over a bunch of improvements,

  • it adds up to a bigger, more significant change.

  • So that's what's happening here with this iPhone 15 Pro.

  • I've been using it for about two weeks now.

  • They've made some improvements,

  • but now we're starting to also see some possible problems,

  • some new issues that have risen up, so let's talk about it.

  • So there's basically four new features they've added here.

  • I'm gonna go over some of the more fundamental

  • and existential stuff in the regular iPhone 15 review,

  • so definitely make sure you're subscribed

  • to see that when it comes out.

  • But for the Pro,

  • it's time to deep dive on the stuff

  • that's unique to this one, the professional stuff.

  • That being the build, the chip,

  • the cameras and the Action Button.

  • So easiest place to start

  • is the way they've built this phone.

  • So Apple made an update to the build

  • and the materials of the iPhone this year,

  • they've softened the corners a little bit,

  • it's clearly still a boxy design, but, you know,

  • now, instead of a completely flat glass at the front,

  • there's this gentle little curve just at the very edges.

  • I think that'll maybe make screen protectors

  • slightly more intricate,

  • but I think it has a nice look to it.

  • And then the screen sizes are exactly the same,

  • but now the bezels are actually a tiny bit slimmer

  • all the way around.

  • So technically the phone

  • is like one millimeter smaller diagonally

  • and the rails have famously switched from

  • that shiny stainless steel

  • to a lighter, coated and brushed titanium.

  • The result, it's very slightly better, I think.

  • It's kind of funny,

  • I've always associated a heavy phone

  • with like expensive feeling, you know?

  • Like, the ceramic phones are like extra heavy,

  • they feel like substance.

  • But I understand why people want it to be lighter.

  • And so, this phone is actually noticeably lighter

  • than the previous Pro.

  • It's 10% on paper, but it feels like more than 10%.

  • And then, there's a new set of colors too

  • so I'm sticking with it,

  • this new natural titanium is the best color,

  • this is the first year I am not ordering

  • a dark or black iPhone.

  • They still look good, don't get me wrong,

  • but they get all kinds of fingerprints on them like crazy.

  • And also, my worries about the light colored scratches,

  • if you go deep enough,

  • were all confirmed by Zack, JerryRigEverything,

  • in his video cutting the thing up.

  • So because I'm on team no case,

  • I'm going with the all gray phone,

  • I think it looks dope, so I'm going with that.

  • I think basically the idea is,

  • if you have a perfectly working phone,

  • there's no world where you should upgrade to this one

  • just for the titanium build

  • or just for the slightly thinner bezels.

  • But you have to appreciate,

  • put this up next to an iPhone 11, then, yeah,

  • you can see the differences compounding over time.

  • Just like if you sat in a 992 generation 911 right now

  • after sitting in a 997 generation car.

  • But the real highlight of this build here, let's be honest,

  • is there's a new port at the bottom, that USB type C,

  • which makes a big difference to people like me

  • who have other gadgets in their life,

  • computers, headphones, mouse, keyboard,

  • I just bring one charger, it works with everything.

  • I have already had this rite of passage moment that everyone

  • who gets this phone is gonna have

  • where you have an existing Lightning cable

  • and you try to plug it in and then you're like,

  • oh right, new cable.

  • But now I've gotten used to it.

  • But the thing is,

  • I could have sworn Apple would do more with this port.

  • Like, okay, we know that

  • they were basically forced into doing this by the EU,

  • so shout out to the EU for that.

  • Now we have a USB iPhone,

  • but like the only pitch is just,

  • hey, one cable for everything.

  • That's it, Apple really?

  • So like with 30 pin to Lightning all those years ago,

  • the benefit was obvious,

  • it's just so much smaller of a port

  • so that let them fit more stuff in the phone,

  • plus it's reversible now.

  • Now with this USB type C, it's like okay,

  • it was already small, it was already reversible,

  • charging speed did not improve at all, it's still 25 watts.

  • There's no extra like desktop mode,

  • plug it into a monitor and get,

  • there's no decks or anything like that, right?

  • It's just one cable for everything.

  • Okay, fine, sure, welcome to the club.

  • You know, iPhone users can now take advantage

  • of the U in USB-C.

  • I talked about the handshake it does

  • with plugging directly into other phones

  • and reverse charging them at four and a half watts

  • in the unboxing video, that's pretty neat.

  • You can also plug in other things,

  • plug in a keyboard and type with it, plug in a monitor,