iPhone 16: Release Date, Price, Specs & Features. Rumours of the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Pro are circulating, despite the fact that Apple only recently launched the iPhone 15. The next-generation phones are supposed to hit stores in September 2024, but we’re already hearing rumours about a phone that won’t be available until next year.
Although it is still early, we are hearing rumours about a RAM upgrade for the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus models. The iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max, on the other hand, are said to be getting some eye-catching camera upgrades that will impress the public. Here’s a rundown of what we know so far about the iPhone 16 series for next year.
The iPhone 16 is scheduled to be released in September of next year. Following Apple’s event showcasing the next-generation devices, iPhones normally launch around a week or two later.
Apple has previously departed from this frequency owing to reported production challenges (e.g., supply chain issues). For example, the iPhone 12 and 14 Plus were released in October, however, they were first announced in the first half of September each year.
The iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max have 8GB of RAM, while the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro Max have the same 6GB of RAM as their predecessors. Don’t worry if that bothers you. According to Pu, the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus are also believed to have 8GB of RAM.
Regarding the chip, you may be disappointed to learn that the A17 Pro’s successor will supposedly be less efficient. In other words, the battery life of iPhone 16 models equipped with this technology may suffer. This is due to the fact that the next-generation microprocessor will provide significant performance benefits at the expense of power efficiency. We certainly hope that this rumour is false, but only time will tell.
According to reports, the iPhone 16 Pro models will also feature Wi-Fi 7 (current versions have WiFi 6E). Wi-Fi 7 should have transmission speeds of more than 40 Gbps, quadrupling what WiFi 6E can do.
According to Pu (via 9to5Mac), the iPhone 16 Pro will include Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X75 modem, which can support up to 7.5 Gbps 5G download speeds.
On the iPhone 15 Pro Max, Apple debuted a new zoom lens with a “tetra-prism” design, which basically means that engineers discovered a technique to “fold” the shooter so that it retains telephoto capabilities without taking up too much space. The optical zoom of the Pro Max is increased from 3x to 5x with this upgraded camera.
According to Digital Chat Station (DCS), a Weibo bean-spiller, both the iPhone 16 Pro and the iPhone 16 Pro Max will get the new tetra-prism telephoto camera.
According to Jeff Pu, a tech expert at Haitong International Securities (a Hong Kong investment business), the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max models would also include a 48-megapixel ultrawide camera with improved light gathering.
As a result, camera performance in low-light situations should improve. As of today, the iPhone 15 Pro variants have a 12MP ultrawide camera. The ultrawide camera is ideal for landscape photography, letting you capture more scenery.
Finally, according to Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will enhance the rear cameras on the iPhone 16 Pro versions, offering a stacked design. What effect will a stacked design have? According to Apple Insider, it improves light capture and provides a wider dynamic range, so Night Mode should benefit greatly.
Let’s start with the screen, which is perhaps the most essential part of the iPhone’s design. The display sizes haven’t changed significantly since the iPhone 12, but the upper-tier iPhone 16 models, according to reputable leaker Unknownz21, maybe a touch more ungainly in your hands.
According to reports, the iPhone 16 Pro will have a 6.3-inch display, while the iPhone 16 Pro Max will have a 6.9-inch display. “What about the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus?” you may be wondering. Will they also get a screen size increase?”
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Both models are set to feature the new periscope lens, unlike the 15 lineup where it’s restricted to the Pro Max.
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The answer is almost certainly no. According to reports, the lower-tier devices will have the same display sizes as their predecessors.
iPhone 16 screen sizes (rumoured):
- iPhone 16 – 6.1 inches
- iPhone 16 Plus – 6.7 inches
- iPhone 16 Pro – 6.3 inches
- iPhone 16 Pro Max – 6.9 inches
The iPhone 16 Pro models will have larger screens, according to Ross Young, a well-known display analyst and Apple leaker.
He did, however, provide slightly different measurements: 6.2 inches and 6.8 inches. What could be the cause of the discrepancy? According to MacRumors, this is “likely due to the difference between actual and viewable display area.”
Apple was rumoured to be planning to introduce solid-state buttons with the iPhone 15 Pro models, but instead, we received a customisable Action Button. Solid-state buttons, for the uninitiated, are panels that incorporate haptic feedback sensations that replicate real button pushes (think of the iPhone SE series’ Home button).
On the plus side, solid-state buttons aren’t completely out of the question. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, a well-known Apple leaker and analyst, Apple is working on introducing solid-state buttons on the iPhone 16 Pro versions instead.
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— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) January 11, 2023</a></p> </blockquote><p> </blockquote>
Kuo further mentioned that these solid-state buttons will include two extra Taptic Engines, which will let users receive real responses. (If this is correct, the iPhone 16 will have three Taptic Engines instead of one.)
According to a Weibo report (via MacRumors), the iPhone 16 Pro’s Action Button will be a solid-state button that sits flush against the chassis. To accommodate this modification, Apple is said to be moving the mmWave antenna to the left of the iPhone 16 Pro rather than the right. This Weibo tip comes from a leaker known as “Instant Digital,” who apparently has an accurate track record, according to MacRumors.