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Apple iPhone 16: Everything you need to know

October 14, 2023
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Apple iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Pro, Though Apple only revealed the iPhone 15 a few weeks ago, speculations about the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Pro are already popular. Although September 2024 is when the next generation of phones are supposed to go on shop shelves, there have already been rumors about a phone that won’t be released until the following year.

Even though it’s early, there have already been rumors about more RAM for the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus versions. On the other hand, there are rumors that the cameras on the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max will see some impressive improvements that could surprise the public. The information we currently know regarding the iPhone 16 series for next year is compiled here.

iPhone 16 release date

iPhone 16 release date

September of next year is expected to be the release month for the iPhone 16. The next week or two is usually when the iPhones ship, following Apple’s big presentation that showcases the next smartphones.

Due to documented production delays (such as supply chain problems), Apple has previously strayed from this schedule. For instance, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 14 Plus, which usually go on sale in October, are usually announced in the first part of September each year.

iPhone iPhone 16 Design

iPhone iPhone 16 Design

Except for the fact that it should appear, well, like an iPhone, not much is known about the next iPhone 16 series. The Dynamic Island has been added to the whole iPhone 15 lineup, thus the pill-shaped cutout should also be present on the iPhone 16 models. According to certain speculations, Apple has managed to move part of the Face ID sensors behind the screen, meaning that the camera cutout on the iPhone 16 Pro models may be even smaller than on the regular versions.

New solid-state buttons were supposed to be included in the iPhone 15 Pro models, but more recent speculations indicate they won’t be completed in time and will instead be found in the iPhone 16 Pro. In any case, the mute switch is anticipated to be replaced with an Action button on all iPhone 15 Pro models; this functionality should be extended to the whole iPhone 16 lineup in 2024.

Apple iPhone Size Changes

A number of sources predict that the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max will have bigger displays. The iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max are anticipated to have displays that measure 6.27 inches (rounded to 6.3) and 6.85 inches (rounded to 6.9), respectively.

The iPhone’s body measurements will rise in tandem with the display size. It is anticipated that both versions will be broader and taller than the iPhone 15 Pro models. The thickness will stay the same, but because of their increased size, the weight will go up a little.

iPhone 16 Pro

#iPhone 15 ProiPhone 16 Pro
Weight187 grams194 grams
Width70.60 mm71.45 mm
Thickness8.25 mm8.25 mm
Display6.1″ (155.38 mm)6.3″ (159.31 mm)
Height146.6 mm149.6 mm

iPhone 16 Pro Max

#iPhone 15 Pro MaxiPhone 16 Pro Max
Weight221 grams225 grams
Width76.70 mm77.58 mm
Thickness8.25 mm8.25 mm
Display6.7″ (169.98 mm)6.9″ (174.06 mm)
Height159.9 mm163.0 mm

Apple iPhone 16 Camera Technology

An upgraded 48-megapixel Ultra Wide lens, which would enable better photos in low light, may be included in the iPhone 16 Pro versions. It would probably work similarly to the 48-megapixel Wide camera, which combines data from four pixels into one “super pixel” for improved image quality through pixel binning.

Apple iPhone 16 Camera Technology

Along with enhancements for the telephoto and ultra wide camera lenses, the 48-megapixel wide-angle camera found in the iPhone 16 Pro Max is rumored to include an eight-part hybrid lens made up of two glass components and six plastic parts.

Instead than being exclusive to the bigger Pro Max, the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max may also have 5x Telephoto lenses in 2024.

Layout of Cameras

It is anticipated that the vertical camera arrangement of the regular iPhone 16 models will resemble that of the iPhone 12. For the iPhone 13 and iPhone 14, Apple employed a diagonal arrangement; the reason for switching back to a vertical layout is unclear.

Great Periscope?

The super telephoto periscope camera, which would provide a far higher optical zoom, may be included in the iPhone 16 Pro Max. The information originates from a Weibo account that has previously given correct information, but it hasn’t yet been confirmed by another trustworthy source.

A camera described as “super” or “ultra” telephoto typically has a focal length greater than 300mm. If correct, there may be a significant boost in zoom capabilities, since the existing telephoto lens is comparable to a 77mm lens.

Apple iPhone 16 Ultra

Alongside the iPhone 16, iPhone 16 Plus, iPhone 16 Pro, and iPhone 16 Pro Max, Apple may release a high-end iPhone 16 “Ultra” with the iPhone 16. Positioned as the highest-end iPhone offering, the smartphone may come with a larger display, a better camera, and maybe even a portless design.

Apple iPhone A Series Chips

The A17 processor that powers the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus is anticipated to be different from the A17 Pro chip found in the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, according to reports. For the iPhone 17 Pro chip, Apple is employing TSMC’s N3B process; however, for the regular “A17” that is being developed, Apple will utilize the less expensive N3E process starting next year.

N3E is a more reasonably priced node with a lower transistor density, poorer efficiency, and a greater yield than N3B, which is TSMC’s first 3-nanometer node developed in collaboration with Apple.

Apple usually doesn’t create processors especially for the regular iPhone models; instead, the chips are either taken from the previous year’s iPhone models or the same chips as the Pro versions. For instance, the iPhone 15 made use of the A16 processor, which was first seen in the iPhone 14 Pro.

Apple is said to be renaming the processor used in the basic iPhone 16 models as the “A17,” but analyst Jeff Pu thinks the A18 and A18 Pro names would be more appropriate. Pu thinks that the N3E manufacturing method will be used for all of the chips, and that the Pro chips could have an additional GPU core that isn’t present in the regular chips.

Apple iPhone 16 Under Display Face ID

Under-display Face ID technology was rumored to be coming to the iPhone 16 Pro models, however it looks like the technology may not arrive until 2025. Face ID under display will free up additional display real estate as the entire Dynamic Island won’t be required.

Apple iPhone 16 Under Display Face ID

Korean webpage Though display analyst Ross Young believes the technology is still at least two years away, Elec has stated that under-display Face ID technology may be released as early as 2024 with the iPhone 16 Pro models. According to Young’s schedule, the iPhone 16 Pro models would continue to include the Dynamic Island under display Face ID until the iPhone 17 Pro.

The camera will have a round notch when under-display Face ID releases, in line with how manufacturers such as Samsung handle front-facing camera technology.

Apple iPhone 16 Price

The pricing of the most recent iPhone model (the iPhone 14) is as follows:

  • iPhone 14: $799/£849
  • iPhone 14 Pro: $999/£1,099
  • iPhone 14 Plus: $899/£949
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max: $1,099/£1,199

Rumor has it that the iPhone 15 Pro Max, also maybe dubbed the iPhone 15 Ultra, will set you back more than the top-of-the-line model that you already own. Some even claim that this price increase would also apply to the smaller iPhone 15 Pro. We expect that the iPhone 16 will cost more if that occurs.

Until we hear differently, it makes the most logical to believe that the iPhone 16 line will cost the same as the iPhone 15 line because there is no fresh information regarding its pricing. This implies that the smaller iPhone 16 model will retail for $799 and the bigger Plus model for $899, while the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max are likely to cost $1,099 and $1,199, respectively.

Conclusion

The iPhone 16 Pro Max, iPhone 16 Plus, and iPhone 16 Pro are expected to feature larger displays, with the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max expected to have 6.27 inches and 6.85 inches respectively. The iPhone’s body measurements will rise in tandem with the display size, with both versions being broader and taller than the iPhone 15 Pro models. The thickness will stay the same, but due to their increased size, the weight will go up a little.

The iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max may include an upgraded 48-megapixel Ultra Wide lens, which would enable better photos in low light. The 48-megapixel wide-angle camera found in the iPhone 16 Pro Max is rumored to include an eight-part hybrid lens made up of two glass components and six plastic parts. In 2024, the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max may also have 5x Telephoto lenses.

FAQ

Will Apple launch iPhone 16?

In 2024, the September launch event is anticipated to see the introduction of the new iPhone 16 series. Since every prior iPhone model was released around September or early October, September 2024 may see the release of the next model.

Is iPhone 15 worth it?

So brief, if you own an iPhone XS or XR, upgrading is unquestionably worthwhile. Over the past five years, Apple has made major improvements to the iPhone in almost every aspect.

When did iPhone 14 come out?

September 16, 2022 saw the release of the iPhone 14, and October 7, 2022 saw the release of the iPhone 14 Plus. Priced at $799 and $899, respectively, they debuted with iOS 16. On September 9, 2022, pre-orders for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus opened.