iPhone 15 Pro Max may have a brighter display than ever before

A new rumor suggests that Apple may update the display of the high-end iPhone 15 Pro Max this year to be even brighter. The iPhone 14 Pro Max can currently peak at 2,000 nits, but this rumor suggests it could hit 2,500 nits this year…

iPhone 15 Pro Max with brighter display?

hearing comes from leaker ShrimpApplePro, who has a decent, though not perfect, track record of accuracy, including 6GB of RAM for all iPhone 14 models. He also revealed that the iPhone 15 Pro models will have a “beautiful” new design that uses curved edges , thinner bezels and titanium for the case.

In a tweet today, ShrimpApplePro suggested that Apple could use Samsung’s next-generation display that can reach peak brightness of up to 2,500 nits. The report, however, is rather vague so far: ShrimpApplePro says that this display could “potentially” appear in the iPhone 15 Pro Max.

Moreover, analyst Ross Young reports that he has yet to hear anything specifically about this change. There are several other ways to increase brightness without having to use a completely new type of display. The company could use a multi-lens array (MLA) technology that boosts brightness on smaller displays. It can also remove the display’s polarizer using something called encapsulation color.


The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max have a maximum brightness of 1000 nits for general use. When viewing HDR content, this brightness can reach 1600 nits. Outdoors, the maximum brightness of the display can reach 2000 nits. The iPhone 13 Pro, by comparison, offered a maximum brightness of 1000 nits (typical) and a maximum brightness of 1200 nits (HDR).

If the iPhone 15 Pro Max offers increased peak brightness of up to 2500 nits, that almost certainly only applies to outdoor brightness. Under normal conditions, the brightness is likely to remain at 1000 nits for the sake of battery life and display longevity.

Ultimately, it remains to be seen if Apple will be able to achieve a screen brightness boost with this year’s iPhone 15 Pro Max. But if it doesn’t happen this year, it will clearly happen sooner rather than later.

My money’s worth on this 2,500-nit display, which will make its first appearance in the “Ultra” iPhone next year. After all, one of the standout features of the Apple Watch Ultra is the brighter display…

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