When the iPhone X arrived in 2017, Apple described it as having an “amazing all-screen display.” However, that was not quite right. Not only was there a notch at the top for the camera and sensors, but it also had a rather large bezel around the entire screen. Over the years, Apple has worked to shrink the size of that bezel, and according to a new report, the iPhone 15 Pro Max will have the thinnest bezel ever — for any phone.
Famous Android leaker Ice Universe claims on Twitter that the iPhone 15 Pro Max (or Ultra, since we don’t know how Apple will brand the phone) will “break the Xiaomi 13’s 1.81mm black bezel record.” Released in December, the Xiaomi 13 has an astonishing 93 percent screen-to-body ratio, a metric that takes into account bezels and camera cutouts. In comparison, the iPhone 14 Pro Max has a ratio of 88 percent, and the iPhone 14 has a ratio of 86 percent, according to GSMArena.
The leak claims that the iPhone 15 Pro Max’s bezel will measure 1.55mm around, significantly thinner than the 2.17mm bezel on the iPhone 14 Pro Max and the 2.42mm bezel on the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
The iPhone 15 Pro Max/Ultra is expected to have a slimmer design than the rest of the iPhone 15 lineup, with a titanium frame, curved edges and a smaller camera bump. It will also likely be the most expensive phone Apple has ever made, with a possible starting price of $1,299.