iPhone 15 Pro Max vs Galaxy Z Fold 5: Main differences to expect (2023)


It's mid-2023 already, but Apple still doesn't have a foldable. Meanwhile, Samsung is about to release its fifth-gen foldable on the market. An Apple a day keeps the foldables at bay, crazy!

That said, the

iPhone 15 Pro Max is definitely be one of the top phones expected in 2023, one that will once again be the yardstick that the competition will measure up against, but there's another highly anticipated summer release that's equally as interesting––the

Galaxy Z Fold 5. Samsung's foldable flagship phone is coming in late July/early August and will try to seduce us with its fancy foldable display.

Which one is shaping up to be the more intriguing phone here, the classic iPhone that will give us the most advanced hardware and software experience in the Apple camp, or Samsung's foldable catwalk star? Surely, comparing these two unreleased phones is like trying to compare apples and oranges, but after all, why shouldn't go ahead and establish a preliminary comparison between the two anticipated summer releases?

That's exactly what we're going to do in this preliminary review!

iPhone 15 Pro Max vs Galaxy Z Fold 5expected differences:

  • Standard (iPhone 15 Pro Max) versus foldable form factor(Galaxy Z Fold 5)
  • Larger 7.6-inch display(Galaxy Z Fold 5)
  • 3nm Apple A7 Bionic chipset(iPhone 15 Pro Max) vs 4nm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2(Galaxy Z Fold 5)
  • 48MP main (iPhone 15 Pro Max) vs 50MP main camera(Galaxy Z Fold 5)
  • Stylus support, possibly integrated (Galaxy Z Fold 5)
  • Higher price(Galaxy Z Fold 5)

Table of Contents:

  • Design and Size
  • Display Differences
  • Performance
  • Camera
  • Audio Quality
  • Battery and Charging
  • Specs
  • Summary

Design and Size

Apple's best iPhone versus Samsung ambitious foldable

The iPhone 15 Pro Max will have some serious changes in the design department, possibly giving us a titanium frame that will be both lighter and sturdier than the current stainless steel iterations. Additionally, Apple is widely believed to be waging a total war on display bezels. The iPhone 15 Pro Max will likely come with the slimmest bezels among all phones so far, measuring just 1.55mm in width, beating current record-holder Xiaomi 13's 1.81mm bezels by a fair margin. The Dynamic Island punch-hole is staying, though.

Another major change in terms of design will be the removal of the signature mute switch with an Action Button similar to the one on the Apple Watch Ultra. While it might not come in orange color, it will reportedly allow iPhone 15 Pro Max users to personalize that button and map it to different functions, focus switching, and probably even automation shortcuts.

There's also finally USB Type-C coming to the iPhone 15 Pro Max, which will be substituting the proprietary Lightning port. If rumors are to be believed, the iPhone 15 Pro Max might offer the ultimate experience by supporting the fastest data throughput speeds.

Size-wise, we expect the iPhone 14 Pro Max to be marginally shorter and narrower, but thicker than its predecessor, though screen size will remain fixed at 6.7 inches of glory, rumors say. Your old cases wouldn't fit, though.

iPhone 15 Pro MaxiPhone 14 Pro MaxDifference
Height159.86 mm160.7 mm-0.84 mm
Width76.73 mm77.6 mm-0.87 mm
Depth8.25 mm7.85 mm+0.4 mm

What about the Galaxy Z Fold 5? Surprisingly, we seem to know very little about the design of the upcoming foldable trooper. Rumors claim that it could feature a gap-less design, similar to most Chinese foldables out there. Chances are the Fold 5 will look quite similar to its predecessor, with a 6.2-inch external and nearly square 7.6-inch inner AMOLED display, hopefully with a less pronounced crease than before.

Although we've heard that the Galaxy Z Fold 5 might be thinner than the Z Fold 4 (which was already a fatty at 15.88 thickness when folded), we've also heard that the foldable might come with an integrated S Pen inside and actually be even thicker than before. So, it's still uncertain as to what the Z Fold 5 might look like.

Water resistance is nothing new on foldables, but the Z Fold 5 is rumored to be scoring particle resistance as well.

In terms of colors, we can only speculate what Apple and Samsung are cooking for us. Supposedly, we might see the iPhone 15 Pro Max in the now classic Space Gray, Silver, and Gold, as well as a classy new deep red color that might or might not be called 'Burgundy'. The Galaxy Z Fold 5 will possibly come in Black, Beige, and Light Blue. Knowing Samsung, a couple of extra colors might be exclusively available for those that purchase the phone from Samsung.com.

Display Differences

Apple isn't actively rumored to be changing the winning formula about the iPhone Pro Max display. This means we are most certainly getting the good ol' 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display with HDR support and 120Hz ProMotion that makes everything look oh-so-smooth and rewarding. One area where we can possibly see some improvement is maximum display brightness, a recurring hardware improvement on most previous phones of the lineup.

The Fold 5's displays aren't getting changed as well. The external OLED screen will remain at 6.2 inches and will most certainly retain its excellent color rendition, as well as its smooth 120Hz refresh rate. The same applies to the larger-than-life internal displays, which will most likely have a square-ish aspect ratio of21.6:18 and be in the vicinity of 7.6 inches, as well as being as good as we've come to expect of a Samsung OLED panel. This one will also have a smooth 120Hz refresh rate as well.

One big 'unknown' aspect of the Z Fold 5 is the situation with its fingerprint scanner. The Z Fold 4 didn't feature an in-screen sensor and instead relied on a fingerprint scanner embedded in the side-positioned power button. Some rumors claim that we might see an in-display fingerprint with the Z Fold 5, unclear on which of the two displays though. There will certainly be 2D face unlock, which isn't that secure but more convenient.

Meanwhile, the iPhone 15 Pro Max will certainly rely on a sole biometric unlocking method––Face ID.

Performance and Software

Checkmate with the 3nm chip!
iPhone 15 Pro Max vs Galaxy Z Fold 5: Main differences to expect (1)

The iPhone 15 Pro Max will most likely come with a 3nm chipset, the Apple A17 Bionic, which should offer vastly improved performance and efficiency in comparison with Apple's most recent A16 Bionic chip, as well as everything the competition will be able to field in late 2023. The move down to the super-dense 3nm manufacturing process will allow Apple to stuff a couple billion extra transistors on board its next silicon. Aside from being faster, the chip could help propel the phone to new heights as far as battery life goes (here's to hoping!).

The Galaxy Z Fold 5 will have no other option but the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, which is honestly a superb chip with extremely good productivity, bringing excellent performance to Android flagships while also being quite efficient as well. While we do expect the next version of this chip to be unveiled in December 2023, quite possibly with a 3nm manufacturing process, the Z Fold 5 will simply have to resort to the current best thing available.

Rumors peg the amount of RAM inside the iPhone 15 Pro Max to 8GB, an important increase over the 6GB available on the iPhone 14 Pro Max, which would definitely improve the overall functionality and multi-tasking abilities of the big iPhone. The Z Fold 5 will likely come with 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM, similarly to its predecessor, but we've got no clue if this will be the case just yet.

In terms of storage, we expect the iPhone 15 Pro Max to be available with 128, 256, 512GB, and 1TB of storage. Meanwhile, the Z Fold 5 could potentially come with 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB of available storage, with no option to extend that via a microSD card.

The more important differences, however, will be in the software department, where will be getting the latest and greatest iterations of iOS and Android. The iPhone 15 Pro Max will come with iOS 17 out of the box, while the Z Fold 5 will most certainly arrive with Android 13 with the latest One UI skin on top. Both phones should receive long software support: the iPhone 15 Pro Max to at least 2028, while the Z Fold 5 should receive four major Android software updates and be supported until 2028 as well.

That said, the Android-powered foldable phone has way more going for it to be a proper productivity tool. Aside from the large internal display, which is perfectly suited for multitasking, Samsung will most likely grace the foldable with a trove of software features and functionalities to improve its utility. With the Z Fold 4 we got a desktop-like app dock, and we already have DeX support on Samsung foldables, which lets you hook it up to an external display and periphery and use it as a portable mini PC of sorts.


Big strides for Apple

The iPhone 15 Pro Max will be most likely scoring a larger new 48MP sensor for its main camera, which should further improve the overall imaging prowess of Apple's next big thing. However, the theme of the iPhone 15 Pro Max will undoubtedly be its brand-new periscope lens, which is expected to be in the 5X-6X optical zoom range and deliver even longer hybrid zoom.

At the same time, the Galaxy Z Fold line was never about photography prowess, as the focus was always elsewhere. Sure, all previous foldable Samsung phones have had more than decent cameras, but nothing as exciting as, say, the Galaxy S23 Ultra or the Galaxy S22 Ultra with their super-capable main cameras and long zooming capabilities. We expect the Galaxy Z Fold 5 to stick to that 'tradition' and have a mostly versatile camera system that doesn't shine with any particular feature.

In essence, with the Galaxy Z Fold 5, we might get the same 50MP wide, 12MP ultra-wide, and 12MP telephoto lineup as before, with a 10MP outside selfie camera and an under-display internal selfie camera, possibly a 4MP unit.

Not many changes are expected for the ultra-wide and front-facing cameras of the iPhone 15 Pro Max either. Apple's next best iPhone will likely retain the cameras found on the iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Audio Quality and Haptics

We expect that both the iPhone 15 Pro Max and Galaxy Z Fold 5 will retain their dual-stereo speaker systems, with a loudspeaker at the bottom and a slightly weaker speaker at the top that doubles as an earpiece.

As far as haptics, we expect that... both phones will have vibrator motors on board! Lame jokes aside, we expect excellent and pleasing haptic feedback on both flagship phones.

Battery Life and Charging

Woe to the vanquished

The iPhone 15 Pro Max will likely come with a battery in the 4,200-4,300mAh territory, slightly worse than the iPhone 14 Pro Max, but could actually end up having much better battery life. How is such a thing even possible? Well, it all stems to the potential and hopefully real power savings that the 3nm Apple A17 Bionic chipset will deliver this fall. Thanks to those, the next iPhone could establish itself as one of the phones with the best battery life in 2023.

What about the Z Fold 5? We expect to see a battery in the vicinity of 4,400mAh, which should deliver decent battery life. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is efficient, but that internal display isn't, so if you're using it a lot, your battery would most certainly go down faster. In any case, we'd expect at least a full day of moderate to heavy usage while mostly using the Z Fold 5's inner screen.

On the topic of charging, neither Apple nor Samsung are in an arms race, so we expect no improvements in the general charging speeds. This means 27W wired for the iPhone 15 Pro Max, and 25W wired for the Galaxy Z Fold 5. MagSafe and Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, both capped at 15W, will be on the iPhone and the Galaxy, respectively.

Specs Comparison

Compare the

iPhone 15 Pro Max vs Galaxy Z Fold 5 specs here. For your convenience, we've summed up the essential differences between the two upcoming juggernauts:

iPhone 15 Pro MaxGalaxy Z Fold 5
Size, weight
159.86 x 76.73 x 8.25mm
Screen6.7" OLED
120Hz ProMotion
External: 6.2" OLED 120Hz
Internal: 7.6" OLED 120Hz
ProcessorA17 Bionic
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
RAM, Storage8/128GB




Cameras48MP main
12MP ultra
12MP 5X-6X zoom

12MP front

50MP main
12MP ultra
12MP telephoto

10MP external front
4MP internal under-display camera

Battery4,200-4,300mAh4,400 mAh*
27W wired
25W wired
Fast Wireless Charging 2.0

Summary and Final Verdict

So, albeit quite different from one another, both the iPhone 15 Pro Max and the Galaxy Z Fold 5 will probably be vying for your consumer attention, provided that you're on the market for a super-premium phone this fall.

Apple is highly rumored to be raising prices by $100 across the board; then again it has been rumored to be raising prices for the past few years without doing so. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 would most certainly be the more expensive device, possibly starting in the $1,800 price range, much like its predecessor.

At the end of the day, which one should you be shortlisting. It's very hard to be speculating at this point. Not only are we talking about yet unreleased devices, but we are also comparing two phones existing in the polar-opposite ecosystems. You are more likely to want to stick around in your ecosystem. Provided that you're willing to switch things up, however, there will hardly be more exciting phones available this fall.


What iPhone will be out in 2023? ›

Apple is preparing some big changes in the iPhone 15 series and four months before the official debut in September 2023, leaks and rumors have already revealed a lot about the new iPhones. The iPhone 15 family is expected to feature four models, just like the iPhone 14 series before it.

How much is the iPhone 15 going to cost? ›

But since the entry-level iPhone 14 starts at £849 / $799 / AU$1399, we would expect the iPhone 15 to command a similar price, only – as is the way with such things – slightly more expensive. Here's a peek at the latest iPhone 15 price rumours: iPhone 15: $799. iPhone 15 Plus: $999.

Will iPhone 15 have 4 cameras? ›

Short answer: The iPhone 15 Ultra is rumored to have four rear cameras, including a periscope lens with reported 6x zoom. Many analysts believe the iPhone 15 Ultra, the highest-end model of Apple's next phone replacing the 'Pro Max' naming convention, will feature a four-camera array on the back.

How much RAM does iPhone 15 Pro Max have? ›

Apple iPhone 15 Pro come with 8GB of RAM.

What iPhone will stop working in 2024? ›

US-based tech giant Apple Inc may exclude the iPhone SE 4 from its new product planning for 2024/2025.

What will be the newest iPhone in 2024? ›

Both the iPhone 16 Pro and the iPhone 16 Pro Max are expected to get periscope telephoto zoom lenses in 2024. In 2023, the iPhone 15 Pro Max will be the only device to get the new camera technology because of size constraints.

What will the iPhone 15 look like in the future? ›

The iPhone 15 Pro is expected to measure in at 6.1 inches, while the iPhone 15 Pro Max will be 6.7 inches, identical to the iPhone 14 Pro models. So far, it looks like the iPhone 15 Pro models will have an updated design, with Apple introducing thinner, curved bezels and a new titanium chassis.

Is iPhone 15 Pro Max waterproof? ›

The Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max is Water resistant (up to 30 minutes in a depth of 1.5 meters), and has an IP68 rating.

What is the best phone in the world right now? ›

The best premium Android phone is the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra. A gorgeous design, superb cameras, even an integrated S Pen stylus for added versatility, Android phones don't get any more sophisticated than this. The best phone for most people is the Google Pixel 7 Pro.

What is iPhone 14 Pro Max? ›

The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max feature a new Super Retina XDR display with updated ProMotion technology that allows for an Always-On display, a first for an iPhone. The Always-On display is made possible through a new 1Hz to 120Hz refresh rate along with improved power efficient technologies.

How much will iPhone 14 cost? ›

Pricing for each model starts at: iPhone 14: $799* iPhone 14 Plus: $899* iPhone 14 Pro: $999.

What will be the unique feature of iPhone 15? ›

The iPhone 15 models will support both MagSafe charging and the new Qi2 standard, allowing for 15W charging from non-MagSafe third-party accessories. That will allow for faster wireless charging even from accessories that do not officially support MagSafe, as long as those accessories use Qi2.

Is the iPhone 14 worth it? ›

The iPhone 14 is better than the iPhone 12 in almost all areas, offering a brighter screen, a faster chipset, more capable cameras, and longer battery life. It also boasts basic satellite connectivity and Crash Detection. The iPhone 14 is a worthy upgrade for anyone coming from an iPhone 11 or an older model.

Which iPhones will be obsolete soon? ›

2023 List of Obsolete iPhones
  • iPhone 8 (Plus)
  • iPhone SE (1st generation)
  • iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
  • iPhone 6(S) and 6(S) Plus.
  • iPhone 5, 5S, and 5C.
  • iPhone 4 and 4S.
  • Older models.

How many years iPhone can survive? ›

iPhone battery durability

For most users, this represents approximately two years of use, which is why most people believe that the lifespan of a phone is two years. However when it comes to iPhones, you can expect between three to five years (maybe more) with proper care.

What happens to iPhone after 5 years? ›

The iPhones 5 and 5c are considered obsolete by Apple. The iPhone 5s and iPhone 6 both run iOS 12, for which Apple issued a security update in January 2023.

What iPhones are coming out in 2025? ›

Apple plans to release an iPhone SE with a custom-designed 5G modem in 2025, according to analyst Jeff Pu.

Will the iPhone be around in 10 years? ›

Top analyst and long-time industry insider Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple expects to replace the iPhone in just 10 years – by 2032. In its place would be an AR device – that's augmented reality. AR is when computer-generated images are overlaid on the world around you.

Will i be able to use iPhone 7 in 2023? ›

2. Will the iPhone 7 still work in 2023? Even though the iPhone 7 is no longer supported by Apple's iOS updates, that doesn't mean you still can't use it in 2023. The iPhone 7 will still work on different carrier networks in the US and you'll still have access to apps on the Apple Store.

Why is iPhone 14 Pro Max so expensive? ›

The 48-megapixel rear camera and always-on display in the iPhone 14 Pro Max are the primary reasons for the price increase. A newly published report examines how much it costs Apple to manufacture the iPhone 14 Pro Max. The "blended bill of materials" cost for the flagship with 128GB of storage is $464 (roughly Rs.

Is iPhone 14 Pro Max coming? ›

iPhone 14 Pro Max mobile was launched on 7th September 2022. The phone comes with a 120 Hz refresh rate 6.70-inch touchscreen display offering a resolution of 2796x1290 pixels at a pixel density of 460 pixels per inch (ppi).

Should you wait for iPhone 14? ›

The only real reason to wait is to hold out until the fall for an iPhone 15. It might be more expensive, but we expect a lot of new features (especially in the Pro models, or a potential new iPhone 15 Ultra). If you don't want to wait more than six months to get a new iPhone, go ahead and get the iPhone 14.

Will iPhone 15 have major upgrades? ›

This year, the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are expected to get an A16 chipset upgrade. And the third is the USB-C port while scrapping the lightning port. This upgrade will be available to all iPhone 15 series models.

Will iPhone 15 be curved? ›

Another change is the curvature of the edges, both on the glass and on the metal frame. The glass curves slightly around the edges, creating a more seamless transition to the frame. The frame itself is also more curved than before, resembling the design of the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros and new M2 MacBook Air.

Will iPhone 15 be a big upgrade? ›

The iPhone 15 Pro Max will reportedly boast a periscope zoom lens with 6x optical zoom, a big upgrade from the weaker 3x telephoto camera on the iPhone 14 Pro series. Just note that the periscope zoom is reportedly an exclusive for the iPhone 15 Pro Max, so the regular iPhone 15 Pro could be left out.

What is expected in iPhone 15 Pro Max? ›

The new iPhone 15 Pro is tipped to include some pretty major changes, from a new 3nm A17 Bionic processor and titanium design to a new action button and possibly a periscope zoom camera for at least the iPhone 15 Pro Max.

What are the expected changes in iPhone 15 Pro? ›

The iPhone 15 Pro is coming with some big changes this year, starting with the new A17 Bionic inside, the world's first 3nm mobile chip, and then we finally get a USB-C port, the same as on most of your other gadgets, plus it is also expected to come with a refined design and improved cameras.

What colors will be the iPhone 15 Pro Max? ›

Perhaps the most exciting change, 9to5Mac has learned that the iPhone 15 Pro will come in an all-new deep red color; the exact color code being 410D0D. This color is rumored to sit alongside Apple's usual White, Space Black, and Gold and will replace Deep Purple.

Can I take my iPhone 14 Pro Max in the pool? ›

The new iPhone 14 can withstand about 19 feet for up to 30 minutes underwater which means in the event that you do drop your phone in the water, you can jump in and save it. However, be careful around sand and the ocean as the salt water's corrosive nature can cause more damage than you bargained for.

Can I bring my iPhone 14 in the shower? ›

All iPhone 14 models have an IP68 rating. This rating indicates how waterproof the iPhone is. With the IP68 rating, the iPhone 14 can stay under water for up to 30 minutes, with a maximum depth of 6 meters. This does apply to an iPhone in perfect condition.

Can the iPhone 14 Pro Max go underwater? ›

These models have a rating of IP68 under IEC standard 60529 (maximum depth of 6 meters up to 30 minutes): iPhone 14. iPhone 14 Plus. iPhone 14 Pro.

What is better Apple or Samsung? ›

It all comes down to what you want out of your software. Android is more customizable and has more features and complex options, while iOS is more straightforward, easy to use and has a higher level of security. Most apps are available on either operating system, but more Android apps are available than iOS apps.

Why iPhone is better than Samsung? ›

The iPhones have a series of processors that reportedly deliver better performance than most Android phones. In addition, Apple blends hardware and software well, making the iPhone more efficient and effective.

What is the downside to iPhone 14 Pro Max? ›

  • Always-on display drains battery.
  • Misses out on superfast charging.
  • Pricey.
Dec 7, 2022

What makes iPhone 14 Pro Max unique? ›

The most noticeable difference between the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max is their screen sizes. This results in the iPhone 14 Pro Max having a larger 6.7-inch screen and a 4,323 mAh battery—the latter being an exact match compared to the iPhone 14 Plus.

Is the iPhone 14 coming out in 2023? ›

Pre-orders for the iPhone 14 series will open in a couple of days, on September 9. The iPhone 14 will be released to the market on September 16, 2022. Meanwhile, the iPhone 14 Plus will be available on October 7.

Is there a new phone coming out in 2023? ›

The OnePlus 11 Series is expected to be released in early 2023. The upcoming OnePlus 2023 Series will use Snapdragon 8 Generation 2 chipset. According to the rumors, the OnePlus 11 Series would have 6.7 inches display with AMOLED display. The RAM can be 16 GB, along with a 5000mAh battery.

Will iPhone 8 last until 2023? ›

iPhone 8 in 2023: What you will not get

The iPhone 8 is expected to support iOS 17 when it is released in late 2023, but that could be the last iOS update it receives (aside from a possible small security update). Another important aspect to consider is battery life.

Is the iPhone 14 worth buying in 2023? ›

Hence, if you are opting for an iPhone for the first time and have the money to spare, consider the iPhone 14 by all means for its camera enhancements and safety features. But if you are already using an iPhone 12 or an iPhone 13, buying the iPhone 14 will feel like a waste of money.

Will iPhone 14 discontinue? ›

Apart from iPhone 12, iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max are the other two models which are on the discontinuation radar this year as Apple usually discontinues its Pro models after a year of sales. This a trend that will likely persist despite the rumors that this year's Pros will be the company's bestsellers.

How much will the iPhone 14 Pro cost in 2023? ›

Storage size is generally a major factor affecting iPhone 14 Pro prices. The average sale price for the 128 GB iPhone 14 Pro was $854 in May 2023, compared to $988 in December 2022. The average sale price for the 256 GB iPhone 14 Pro was $923 in May 2023, compared to $1051 in December 2022.

How many years will an iPhone last you? ›

iPhone battery durability

For most users, this represents approximately two years of use, which is why most people believe that the lifespan of a phone is two years. However when it comes to iPhones, you can expect between three to five years (maybe more) with proper care.

Which iPhone is no longer supported? ›

The devices no longer supported include the following:
  • Apple iPad (1st Gen)
  • Apple iPad (2nd Gen)
  • Apple iPhone 4.
  • Apple iPhone 4s.
  • Apple iPhone 5.
  • Apple iPhone 5c.
  • Apple iPhone 5s.

What is the oldest iPhone that is still supported? ›

On average, Apple supports each iPhone model for around six or more years. Earlier models, such as the 5/5C, only support up to iOS 10, while iPhone 6/6 Plus goes up to iOS 12. The iPhone 6S/6S Plus and later versions go up to the most recent version of iOS 15.

Which is the best phone to buy in 2023? ›

Best phones in 2023
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4. ...
  • Google Pixel 7 Pro. ...
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra. Most Versatile Camera Phone. ...
  • Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max. Best Big Phone. ...
  • Apple iPhone 13 Mini. Best Small Phone. ...
  • Asus Zenfone 9. Best Small Android Phone. ...
  • Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate. Best Gaming Phone. ...
  • Apple iPhone 14 Pro. Best Overall.
3 days ago

What phones are coming out September 2023? ›

Apple iPhone 15

It's due to launch in September 2023 (as Apple's launches and release dates are, mercifully, very consistent). The fancy Dynamic Island notch will make its way down to the base iPhone 15 models (there will almost certainly be an iPhone 15 Plus as well).

Will iPhone 8 be obsolete soon? ›

Typically, all iPhones get a minimum of five years of major security and software updates. So, in theory, the iPhone 8 may not receive software after 2022. Currently, iPhone 8 and all other variants are running on iOS 16 and it is unlikely for the model to support iOS 17.

What year will iPhone 8 be obsolete? ›

After 2023, you likely won't receive software updates and improvements but might get the phone repaired until it becomes obsolete. The changing timeline is due to product advancements for newer iPhones, which might shorten the official support period, especially in terms of software.


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