The iPhone 15 Pro Max paired with the Backbone controller redefines mobile gaming, it’s wild, I’m so surprised this is not talked about more.

During a three-week tour of the United States, the iPhone 15 Pro Max proved to be a game-changer, making my Nintendo Switch noticeably absent for the first time on such a trip.

Remote play with the PlayStation 5 is unreal, with the iPhone 15 Pro Max, it’s a seamless and gaming experience. The Backbone transforms the iPhone into a handheld PS5, which made sessions with the latest Harry Potter game as immersive as if I were in my living room in Sydney.

The recent addition of the Resident Evil game to the App Store, designed with the Backbone in mind really showcases the power of the new A17 Pro chip in the iPhone Pro Max.

This level of gaming was once exclusive to consoles like the Nintendo Switch, but now, Apple is making strides into this space, signaling a big war cry to all handheld gaming competitors.

The iPhone 15 Pro Max is now the real deal when it comes to gaming.

Battery Life

The iPhone 15 Pro Max battery lasts me almost a full day, when compared to my iPhone 14 Pro which rarely lasted till lunch time, this is twice as good, a huge improvement.

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The iPhone 15 Pro Max Camera

Another improvement on the already incredible iPhone camera. The iPhone 15 Pro Max updated 48-megapixel lens, improved Ultra Wide lens, and a new 5x Telephoto lens that offers the most optical zoom ever in an iPhone. Features like ProRAW and ProRes mean that carrying a separate SLR for high-quality social content on the road is a thing of the past. Our own Rolling Stone Australia Instagram account is a showcase of what this phone’s camera can do.


The decision to upgrade to the iPhone 15 Pro Max comes down to what you value and here are the core values the iPhone 15 Pro Max is offering;

1. Mobile Gaming: The evolution of full console games on the App Store makes the iPhone a formidable contender, potentially sidelining devices like the Nintendo Switch.
2. Battery Life: The enhanced battery life is a game-changer, especially for those who are always on the move.
3. USB-C: While not the focus of this review, the convenience of USB-C cannot be understated—one cable for all devices is a streamlined and welcome change.

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