iPhone 16: Everything We Know

Apple could launch the iPhone 16 series this fall, with significant changes in size, design, camera, specs, battery life, and software updates.

It has hardly been a few months since Apple launched the iPhone 15 series in the global market. Surprisingly, rumors exist about the iPhone 16 lineup launching in 2024 already. Although that’s quite hard to believe, sources say that Apple might launch it soon by this fall. And that’s not all. As per rumors, leaks, and various other sources, many details have come to the limelight concerning the release of the iPhone 16 and its Pro models.

The iPhone 16 and 16 Pro models could expect some significant changes. These changes include software updates, size, design, cameras, specs, battery life, and more. If that made you curious enough about the updates, then this article shares everything we know about the iPhone 16 as of now.

iPhone 16: Everything We Know

Although Apple has not made an official announcement on the iPhone 16, many rumors and leaks have been aired lately. Hence, considering the release of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 15, we anticipate the iPhone 16 will likely be launched this September. Apart from that, here’s what else you can expect from the iPhone 16 and 16 Pro models.

iPhone 16 Larger Size

After a gap of a few years, we might finally see an increase in the size of the iPhone 16 models. As per sources, the size increase is limited to the iPhone 16 Pro models. On the other hand, the base model will be the same size as the iPhone 15. The iPhone 16 Pro is expected to have an increase of up to 6.3 inches while the 16 Pro Max may size up to 6.9 inches. In addition, to the size, there might also be certain changes in the design as well.

iPhone 16 Design Enhancements

iPhone 16 Design Enhancements

Unlike in the case of size, Apple may bring some changes in design to the iPhone 16 base model. The Pro models are most likely to inherit the same design as their predecessors. A report from Macrumors published an image displaying three different prototype designs for the iPhone 16 base mode.

As you can see, the designs differ slightly, yet they give us some idea about the colour we can expect to see in the upcoming launch. The image displays the colors black, pink, and pale yellow, although Apple might add more color variants as well. As for the design, the yellow variant comes with a vertical dual camera layout similar to the one on the iPhone X. On the other hand, the other two models feature separate camera lenses in a vertical setup.

The prototypes may contain a combined volume button with haptics control or regular mechanical buttons. We can also expect to see a new Capture button on the right edge of the device. The report also says that Apple may feature a smaller Action button and Capture button that could be pressure-sensitive.

iPhone 16 Camera Upgrade

The iPhone 16 and 16 Plus are expected to feature a vertical dual camera setup, while the Pro models will feature the current triple camera setup. However, the big update regarding the cameras is that the iPhone 16 Pro and 16 Pro Max will likely have a 48MP ultrawide lens. The iPhone 15 Pro model features a 12MP ultrawide lens; hence, this update would guarantee a significant improvement in the image quality.

Rumors also say that the iPhone 16 Pro Max might include an eight-part hybrid lens with two glass and 6 plastic elements for the main camera. Additionally, it will also feature a telephoto and ultrawide lens. The iPhone 16 Pro models are also likely to get a 5x optical zoom as well.

iPhone 16 Improvements

iPhone 16 Improvements in Specs

Coming to the specifications of the iPhone 16 lineup, we can see some crucial changes in both the base and Pro models. As per rumors, the iPhone 16 and 16 Plus models will be powered by the A17 chipset. However, the catch here is that it is not the same A17 chip used in the iPhone 15 Pro models. Instead, Apple could come up with a standard A17 chipset with a lesser cost process for the iPhone 16 base models.

Apple has also focused on the heating issues in iPhones thereby working on a new thermal technology. Currently, Apple uses Copper in the thermal system for heat sinks. However, Apple is now working on a graphene thermal system since it has higher thermal conductivity. In addition to that, the 16 Pro models might also get an extra metal battery casing for better conductivity.

Apart from that, the iPhone 15 series features the Qualcomm X70 chip which is expected to pass on to the iPhone 16 base models. However, the iPhone 16 Pro models will use the Qualcomm X75 modem, which offers better and faster 5G connectivity. Plus, we could also see the Wi-Fi 7 technology in the iPhone 16 series.

iPhone 16: Software Updates

With the launch of iPhone 16, we also saw iOS 18 pre-installed on these devices. Interestingly, the new iOS 18 also offers enhanced AI support.

According to a leak, iOS 18 might introduce large language models LLM’s. While Apple might release these features for all iPhones, some of them could be limited to the iPhone 16 series only. Moreover, the enhanced AI could also lead to better interactions with Siri and the messages application. This could also result in better integration with productivity apps, more accurately generated Apple Music playlists, and much more.

iPhone 16: Battery

iPhone 16 Battery

Rumors also suggest enhancements in the battery segment. The iPhone 16 Pro models are likely to opt for stacked battery technology, an emerging technology in the smartphone segment. This readily increases the battery capacity and also promises a longer battery lifespan.

Other than that, Apple is relatively far behind when it comes to fast-charging devices. Certainly, rumors say that Apple might address this issue by bringing in a 40W wired and 20W MegaSafe charging with the iPhone 16. We might witness an increase in the battery capacity of the standard iPhone 16 and 16 Pro Max. However, the iPhone 16 Plus’s battery capacity might experience a decrease compared to the iPhone 15 Plus model.

iPhone 16 Pricing

The component costs from the standard iPhone 15 model have been the highest till now. Yet Apple skillfully absorbed the extra costs of production thereby deducting a price hike. The iPhone 15 Pro Max is the only model to witness an increase in the entire iPhone 15 lineup. However, it’s much more likely the opposite in the case of the iPhone 16 series. We might expect a certain increase in price for the iPhone 16 lineup. Although this amount is yet to be known.

Final Words

Even though there is no official news regarding the release of the iPhone 16 so far, here is all the information as per various rumors and leaks. Considering the available information, we can expect some noticeable changes in the iPhone 16 series. Fortunately, these include both hardware and software components. So, what changes would you like to see in the coming iPhone 16 lineup? Do you think that Apple will address the fast-charging capability of the iPhone 16 and what else could they possibly introduce in the AI segment?

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Rahul Verma
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