iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Pro rumors are pouring in — and it’s only been a few weeks since Apple unveiled the iPhone 15. The next-gen phones are expected to hit store shelves in September 2024, but we’re already hearing rumors about a phone that won’t see you next year.
Although it’s early days, we’re already hearing whispers of increased RAM for the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus models. The iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max, on the other hand, are reportedly getting some impressive camera upgrades that might dazzle the masses. Here’s a compilation of everything we know so far about next year’s iPhone 16 lineup.
iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus review
iPhone 16 release date
The iPhone 16 release date is expected to be September next year. After Apple holds its entire event unveiling its next-generation phones, iPhones usually ship about a week or two later.
In the past, Apple has deviated from this rhythm due to reported production setbacks (eg supply chain issues). For example, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 14 Plus shipped in October, but are usually introduced in the first half of September each year.
iPhone 16 design
Let’s dive into perhaps the most important aspect of iPhone design: the screen. There have been no significant changes in display dimensions since the iPhone 12, but according to a reliable source of information Unknownz21the higher-end iPhone 16 models will feel a bit more cumbersome in your hands.
The iPhone 16 Pro will reportedly have a 6.3-inch display, while the iPhone 16 Pro Max will have a 6.9-inch panel. You might be wondering, “What about the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus? Will they also get an increase in screen size?” The answer is probably no. The lower-end models will reportedly have the same display dimensions as their predecessors.
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iPhone 15 screen sizes
iPhone 15 – 6.1 inches
iPhone 15 Plus – 6.7 inches
iPhone 15 Pro – 6.1 inches
iPhone 15 Pro Max – 6.7 inches
iPhone 16 Screen Sizes (Rumors)
iPhone 16 – 6.1 inches
iPhone 16 Plus – 6.7 inches
iPhone 16 Pro – 6.3 inches
iPhone 16 Pro Max – 6.9 inches
Ross Young, a well-known display analyst and Apple Leaker, was the first to claim that the iPhone 16 Pro models will have larger screens.
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However, he offered slightly different numbers: 6.2 inches and 6.8 inches. What could be the reason for the discrepancy? According to MacRumorsthis is “probably due to the difference between the actual display area and the visible display area.”
Another rumor we’re hearing is that the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus will continue to have 60Hz displays. This is a little disappointing considering that other phones on the market have at least 90Hz screens, which makes navigating through the UI smoother, faster and more seamless.
Solid state buttons
Apple was reportedly planning to introduce solid-state buttons with the iPhone 15 Pro models, but instead we got a custom action button. To the uninitiated, solid state buttons are not buttons per se – these are panels that incorporate haptic feedback sensations that simulate actual button presses (think the Home button on the iPhone SE series). On the plus side, solid state buttons aren’t completely out of the picture. According to Hon Apple leaker and analyst Ming-Chi KuoApple is working on debuting solid-state buttons on the iPhone 16 Pro models instead.
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Kuo added that these solid-state buttons will add two additional Taptic Engines that will help generate tangible feedback to users. (If this is true, the number of Taptic Engines in the iPhone 16 will increase to three — up from one.)
According to a tip from Weibo (via MacRumors ), the action button on the iPhone 16 Pro will be a solid-state button and will be flush with the chassis. To make room for this change, Apple will move the mmWave antenna to the left of the iPhone 16 Pro instead of the right. This Weibo tip comes from a bean-spinner nicknamed “Instant Digital” who claims to have accurate experience, according to MacRumors.
The iPhone 16 cameras
Apple debuted a new zoom lens with a “tetra-prism” design on the iPhone 15 Pro Max, which simply means that engineers found a way to “fold” the shooter so that it has telephoto capabilities without taking up too much space. This new camera increases the Pro Max’s optical zoom from 3x to 5x.
iPhone 15 Pro
However, according to Digital Chat Station (DCS), spilling the beans on Chinese social media site Weibo, both iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max will get the new telephoto camera with tetraprism.
According to Jeff Pugh, a technical analyst at Haitong International Securities (an investment firm in Hong Kong), the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max models will also feature a 48-megapixel ultra-wide camera with better light gathering. As such, the camera’s performance in poorer environments needs to be improved. As it stands, the iPhone 15 Pro models have a 12MP ultra-wide camera. The ultra-wide camera is ideal for shooting landscape photos, allowing you to capture more scenery. However, compared to the main camera, the ultra-wide lens tends to provide a slight drop in sharpness and sharpness. If this rumor is true, the new 48-megapixel ultra-wide camera could improve this small flaw.
finally Ming-Chi Kuo claims that Apple will upgrade the rear cameras on the iPhone 16 Pro models by introducing a stacked design. What will the ordered design do? According to Apple Insiderit increases light capture and provides a wider dynamic range, so night mode should get a sweet boost.
iPhone 16 specifications
The iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are equipped with 8 GB of RAM, while the lower-end models, the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro Max, are stuck with the 6 GB of RAM of their predecessors. If this upsets you, don’t worry. According to Pughthe iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus are also expected to join the bandwagon with 8GB of RAM.
iPhone 15 range
As for the chip, you might not enjoy reading this, but Pu added that the successor to the A17 Pro will be less efficient. In other words, iPhone 16 models equipped with this chip may take a hit in battery life. That’s because the next-generation chip will offer huge performance gains at the expense of power efficiency. We sure hope this rumor isn’t true, but only time will tell.
iPhone 16 Pro models will also reportedly support Wi-Fi 7 (current models support WiFi 6E). Wi-Fi 7 should offer fast transfer speeds that exceed 40 Gbps, quadrupling what WiFi 6E can do.
According to Pu (via 9to5Mac), the iPhone 16 Pro will come with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X75 modem, which can reach 5G download speeds of up to 7.5 Gbps.
We’ll be updating this rumor hub periodically as new iPhone 16 leaks trickle in, so be sure to bookmark this page.