Both the iPhone 15 Pro and the iPhone 15 Pro Max run on the new A17 Pro chip. The new chip is an upgrade from the A16 Bionic, which is used in the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max, and the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus. But Geekbench, a platform that measures CPU prowess, tested the new chip and found that the generation-over-generation speed delta isn’t that noteworthy.
Apple reports that the A17 Pro’s GPU is 20 percent faster than the A16 Bionic and its CPU is ten percent faster, according to MacRumors, both of which were confirmed by Geekbench. Is it faster? Sure. But not as fast as you may be expecting.
That said, if you’re upgrading from the A15 Bionic in the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, you’ll be getting a huge bump — the A17 Pro chip is 40 percent faster than the A15.
If you decide to buy Apple’s newest smartphone lineup to grab this new A17 Pro chip, the 6.1-inch iPhone 15, 6.7-inch iPhone 15 Plus, 6.1-inch iPhone 15 Pro, and 6.7-inch iPhone 15 Pro Max are all available for preorder as of today. They’re pretty pricey but are the exact same starting prices as the phones that came before them: The iPhone 15, the iPhone 15 Plus, and the iPhone 15 Pro start at $799, $899, and $999, respectively. But depending on the model, manufacturer, and condition, you can trade in your old phone at the Apple Store for discounts of up to $40 or $650.