iPhone 17 Slim to be more expensive than the iPhone 17 Pro Max

Vlad, 17 May 2024

We've already heard that Apple is revamping its iPhone lineup next year, retiring the Plus model and launching a Slim one instead. But so far we thought the iPhone 17 Slim would be similarly positioned to the Plus, only thinner.

According to a new report today, that won't be the case. Instead, the iPhone 17 Slim will be the most premium of the bunch, and thus more expensive than even the iPhone 17 Pro Max, believe it or not.

iPhone 17 Slim to be more expensive than the iPhone 17 Pro Max

Apple seems to love thinness these days, having recently released the thinnest device it's ever made in the 13" iPad Pro, and is now apparently looking to trim down the iPhone as well - and, in true Apple fashion, at a premium.

Several sources have allegedly described the iPhone 17 Slim as an iPhone X-level leap in terms of design language for Apple, and by the time 2025 hits, it will definitely be time for a fresh look. It's expected to be "significantly thinner" than any other iPhone before it, and may employ an aluminum chassis.

The design hasn't been finalized yet, and Apple is apparently still looking at several options. The Dynamic Island will be smaller, while the rear camera island is likely to move to the center of the phone. The screen size isn't clear yet, this report states, even though a previous rumor said the iPhone 17 Slim's display will be smaller than the iPhone 15 Plus'.

In case you're wondering why the Plus model will be discontinued after this year, it's simple - sales numbers. The new Slim iPhone could instead act like a halo model, attracting people much more than the Plus ever could.



Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 21 May 2024
  • mE0

Let see how heat management will materialise after initial ip15 horror

Don't worry about Android phones copying this dumb trend. When iPhones have terrible battery life again and start permanently folding in half withing the 1st week, no-one will want to build a thin phone. Motorola at least had the right idea with...

  • Anonymous
  • 19 May 2024
  • 0H@

Solid state lithium technology is already there, and would drastically change battery life and how fast it charges. They just need to adapt it on a mobile scale, is all.

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