Almost no bezels remain on the iPhone 15 Pro. They are really, really thin. In order to compare the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max with previous years’ iPhones, we mocked them up.
The iPhone X was unveiled in 2017, and though the design was not a surprise to many, the curved bezels that stretched nearly to the edge were astonishing at the time. Apple has gradually refined the iPhone display design over the past few years, reducing the notch, introducing Dynamic Island, and gradually shrinking the bezels. The bezels on the 2023 generation of iPhones will be reduced even further, and instead of reducing slightly year over year, they are shrinking by more than 30%.
The iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max will feature a record-breaking 1.5 mm bezel, according to CADs obtained by 9to5Mac. Apple’s LIPO (low-injection pressure over-molding) technology allows it to reduce the bezel’s width drastically. The Apple Watch Series 7 redesign also used this technology to achieve drastically thinner bezels.
The iPhone 15 Pro has even thinner bezels than the iPhone 14 Pro. Dynamic Island looks to remain the same size this year, and with thinner bezels, it sticks out even more. We expect that the iPhone 15 Pro will include a titanium frame, USB-C, a periscope zoom lens on the Pro Max model, and, unfortunately, a higher price.