The iPhone 15 Series was recently launched, creating a buzz around the globe. And guess what, speculations about the iPhone 16 are emerging, this early. People are quite quick to predict the next big thing; especially when it comes to Apple. In this article, we will discuss rumors and what the iPhone 16 might bring to the table next year.
iPhone 16 Series Rumors Roundup
Design and Display
Talking about the iPhone 16 Pro, it might feature a 6.27″ display size and is expected to have a slightly taller aspect ratio of 19.6:9, up from the current 19.5:9. On the other hand, the iPhone 16 Pro Max could come with a 6.86″ display size. While there will be an increase, it may be relatively unnoticeable.
When considering Apple’s typical trends, it’s likely that the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus will equip the current-gen Pro siblings’ SoC. However, there’s a twist this time around. Unlike the A17 Pro chip found in the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, Apple is expected to use the more cost-effective N3E process for the basic “A17” chip in iPhone 16 and 16 Plus development.
To provide some context, N3E is a more budget-friendly node that offers lower transistor density, reduced efficiency, and higher yield. So, it might witness a dip in performance than the A17 Pro.
It’s in the market that Apple is working on its own modem chip and antenna setup. These Apple-designed 5G chips could debut in the 2024 iPhone 16 models. The initial version of the chip is expected to include separate wireless components. But eventually, Apple aims to combine cellular modem, WiFi, and Bluetooth functions within it.
The iPhone 16 may also feature stacked battery technology, which could lead to higher capacity and longer battery life (much-needed). Furthermore, specific rumors suggest the possibility of faster 40W wired charging and 20W MagSafe charging in the iPhone 16 series.
The upcoming iPhone 16 Pro models are expected to feature a 48-megapixel Ultra Wide lens with pixel binning technology that combines the data from four pixels into one “super pixel”.
The iPhone 16 Pro Max will also sport a 48-megapixel ultrawide camera with an eight-part (8P) hybrid lens for improved image quality. There are also enhancements planned for the telephoto and ultra-wide lenses.
In 2024, both the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max could incorporate periscope telephoto lenses, a feature exclusive to the 2023 iPhone 15 Pro Max due to size constraints. Also, we might get a look at a vertical camera layout similar to the iPhone 12.
iPhone 16 Ultra
There are also rumors that the iPhone 16 lineup could introduce an iPhone 16 Ultra. This handset might be positioned on the higher premium side, offering enhanced camera specs, a larger display, a portless design (yes, this is a thing), and many other features.
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The iPhone 16 series is anticipated to feature a new capacitive button called the ‘Capture Button,’ codenamed ‘Project Nova.’ It will be positioned slightly below the power button, replacing the mmWave cutout’s location. Whose purpose is undisclosed yet.
Alongside the Capture Button, the iPhone 16 series may feature a capacitive Action Button, codenamed ‘Project Atlas.’ This button could have a design similar to the Capture Button and might use strain gauges and a reluctance motor for haptic feedback.
iPhone 16 Series Launch and Availability
When we observe Apple’s annual trend, we can certainly expect the new lineup to hit the market next year in September. Obviously, we don’t know the price yet. And we’ll continue to bat our eyes on new info and update the article accordingly.