Although the release of the iPhone 15 has only been a few months ago, information about the new generation iPhone 16 has already attracted widespread attention. Here's all the solid news we know about the iPhone 16 series so far.
iPhone 16 display
The first thing that can be confirmed is that the size of the four versions of iPhone 16 will increase by 0.2 inches. The screen size of iPhone 16 and 16 Pro will be upgraded from 6.1 inches to 6.3 inches, while the iPhone 16 Plus and 16 Pro Max will be upgraded from 6.7 inches to 6.9 inches. The larger body size means that it has more space to accommodate related components, such as battery, heat dissipation, camera, etc., which means that the 5x telephoto currently exclusive to the iPhone 15 Pro Max is very likely to appear on the iPhone 16 Pro and Pro Max, and will be further upgraded in structure.
iPhone 16 camera
The camera arrangement of the iPhone 16 Plus may return to vertical arrangement from the diagonal design, and there will also be a new LiDAR scanner. Perhaps this time Apple is trying to avoid aesthetic fatigue among consumers - after all, the iPhone 13, 14, and 15 are the same design for three consecutive generations - but it's also highly likely that the change in camera design will be linked to the Apple Vision Pro that is already on the market.
iPhone 16 battery
The battery case material of the iPhone 16 Pro series may be upgraded to metal. This is similar to the 41mm model of the Apple Watch S7, which also has an upgraded metal battery. There are also reports that the iPhone 16 Pro models will use stacked battery technology. With stacked batteries, higher capacity and longer life can be achieved, charging speeds will also become faster, and we could end up seeing longer battery life on the iPhone 16 Pro model.
iPhone 16 storage
Last year, Bob Borchers, Apple's vice president of global product marketing, said in an interview that the 8GB of RAM in Apple's M3 MacBook Pro was close to the 16GB of other systems. Jeff Pu, a technology analyst at Haitong International, said that Apple’s next-generation iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus models will both come with 8GB of RAM, an increase from the 6GB RAM of the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus. The increased running memory can make it perform better in the background. This will not only extend the life of the iPhone by at least 3 years, but also improve the multitasking capabilities of the iPhone.
Here is a comparison of iPhone 16 series and iPhone 15 series running memory sizes.
iPhone 16 design
In terms of appearance design, the Action Button on the iPhone 15 Pro is expected to be placed in the iPhone 16. At the same time, the iPhone 16 Pro will also add a new button based on the original one, but the specific function is still unknown. There are also rumors that the iPhone 16 Pro's action button will be changed to capacitive buttons and the physical button will be cancelled, so that the "solid-state keys" can also achieve extremely realistic physical button feedback, making users feel as if they are pressing on physical buttons.
iPhone 16 performance
Jeff Pu also said that this year’s iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus will be equipped with A18 processor, and iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max will be equipped with A18 Pro processor, both of which utilize 3nm process technology. More memory and stronger performance will help improve the iPhone's multitasking capabilities.
In addition, the news also claims that the iPhone 16 series fully supports Wi-Fi 6E and can also use the 6GHz frequency band, which not only brings faster wireless transmission speeds, but also reduces signal interference. For comparison, only the Pro model of the iPhone 15 series supports this technology, and the iPhone 16 full equipped can be said to be full of sincerity.
iPhone 16 release date
If nothing else, as with most iPhones, Apple will announce the iPhone 16 series at a fall event in 2024. The typical date for Apple events is the second week of September, so we expect the iPhone 16 series to be launched on Tuesday, September 10, 2024.
From the current news, the iPhone 16 series will be changed a lot and will have more selling points than the previous generation of iPhone 15 series. If the news is true, it means that the iPhone 16 will become the model with the smallest performance difference from the Pro model in the past five years. In the face of increasingly fierce market competition, this will help drive its sales growth.