Apple’s iPhone 16 seems far away, but it is already revealing major upgrades.
Since the iPhone 15 series isn’t out yet, it’s hard to predict the iPhone 16’s new features. However, next year may bring more design modifications, camera upgrades, and maybe a new iPhone.
Price and availability?
Apple plans to release the iPhone 16 series in September 2024. Delays have occurred in the past few years, but Apple has never deviated too far.
We have no pricing for the iPhone 16, but we can guess that Apple will keep the entry-level model at $800, Pro variants at $1,000–$1,100, and greater storage versions at a few hundred more.
If there’s an Ultra model, it might cost $1,200 or more, like other Ultra phones on the market.
iPhone 16: Design and display
The iPhone 16 may change its appearance in two ways. The first is under-display Face ID, which would replace the notch, and the second is Dynamic Island, with a single selfie camera cutout. It would transform the iPhone’s appearance, but we’re not sure how effectively the infrared projector and sensor would operate with an extra screen.
Size variations may occur. Next year’s iPhone 16 Pro and 16 Pro Max are expected to be 6.3 and 6.9 inches, respectively. The iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus are expected to retain their 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch sizes, which may disappoint smaller phone users.
This design, inspired by the Apple Watch Ultra with a smoother back and big, rounded sides, combines the iPhone 15 with small bezels and four rear cameras. We don’t think Apple would be so daring with the iPhone 16’s design, but as more come out, that may be increasingly true.
In addition to growing alongside the phone, the iPhone 16’s display may use MicroLED technology to boost brightness and colour while consuming less battery. Apple’s new technology may delay its release until a year or two after the iPhone 16. If so, we’ll likely see OLED or miniLED panels again.
iPhone 16: specifications?
The iPhone 16 Pro will likely include an A18 Bionic chipset. There are no rumours concerning these phones’ chips, RAM, or storage.
Apple has been trying to include an Apple-built modem in the iPhone 16, which we keep hearing about. If Apple optimises it, this might replace the Qualcomm 5G chip iPhones have used since the iPhone 12 and improve economy and performance. This functionality has been rumoured for years without Apple releasing a production-ready processor, so the iPhone 16 may not get it.
iPhone 16: Cameras
The iPhone 16’s cameras will likely be the same as the iPhone 15, with a 48 MP primary camera and 12 MP ultrawide, selfie, and telephoto (on Pro variants) sensors. Both ordinary and Pro iPhones could employ the same 48 MP primary resolution, but the Pro models’ sensors could be bigger for better photography.
Instead of only the Pro Max variant, like the iPhone 15 series, the iPhone 16 Pro and Pro Max may have periscope telephoto cameras. Hopefully, Apple will keep both of its Pro iPhones aligned in camera specs so as not to deprive people who prefer the smaller and slightly cheaper Pro model.
iPhone 16: Ultra model
The iPhone 15 series will mark Apple’s sixth year of Pro and Pro Max iPhones. However, the iPhone 16 may debut an iPhone Ultra variant above the Pro and Pro Max. Apple would drop one of the four basic iPhone models in exchange.
However, one insider suggests expecting it “in the next couple of years,” so the iPhone 16 series may not feature the Ultra.
How Apple would make the iPhone Ultra is uncertain. It could expand the display or add more cameras, like the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra. It’ll be interesting to watch what Apple does for its flagship product after the Apple Watch Ultra takes the Apple Watch 8’s basic design, makes it larger, and adds functions inside and out.
It’s too early to trust this iPhone 16 production. However, their leakage is intriguing.
New cameras with larger zoom (and on more phones), a larger frame, an updated display, and the annual power and performance increases would make for worthwhile upgrades over even the iPhone 15. An Ultra iPhone may offer features the Pro models don’t.
It’s too early to judge if it’s worth waiting for over the iPhone 15 or even the iPhone 14. We can only wait for additional information and piece together the information until September 2024.
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