Apple’s iPhone 15 series has just hit the market, but rumors are already circulating regarding the next iteration, the iPhone 16 lineup. According to a recent report, despite the iPhone 16 being a year away from release, the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max are expected to feature displays 0.2 inches larger than their iPhone 15 Pro counterparts. Additionally, these models may include Qualcomm’s latest cellular modem for improved 5G performance. Meanwhile, the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus are rumored to retain the Snapdragon X70 modem. The Pro models might also introduce Wi-Fi 7 connectivity and a new ultra-wide lens on the rear.
Citing tech analyst Jeff Pu from Haitong International Securities, a report by 9to5Mac reveals that the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max, set to launch in 2024, will sport approximately 6.3-inch and 6.9-inch displays, respectively. If this rumor holds true, it would represent a significant increase in screen size compared to the iPhone 15 models. Furthermore, Pu suggests that these Pro models will incorporate Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon X75 cellular modem to facilitate faster and more efficient 5G connectivity.
Pu notes that the standard iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus will continue to utilize the Snapdragon X70 modem, the same as in the current iPhone 15 lineup. Moreover, the iPhone 16 Pro models are expected to offer Wi-Fi 7 connectivity, while the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus will be upgraded to Wi-Fi 6E. The Pro models this year already support Wi-Fi 6E.
Jeff Pu further predicts that both the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max will feature a 12-megapixel tetra-prism lens for improved zoom capabilities. The Pro series is also said to introduce a new ultra-wide lens, with the iPhone 16 Pro models featuring a 48-megapixel ultra-wide camera—a substantial upgrade over the 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera in the iPhone 15 Pro.
According to Pu, the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max will be powered by an A18 Pro Bionic chip manufactured on a 3nm process, while the standard iPhone 16 models will receive a slightly toned-down A17 Pro chip. The regular iPhone 16, as Pu suggests, will be equipped with two rear camera sensors lacking optical zoom.
This speculation from Jeff Pu aligns with previous reports, including insights from DSCC analyst Ross Young back in May, who also suggested that the iPhone 16 Pro models would feature an increased screen size.
Apple’s iPhone 15 series, which was launched last month, includes the iPhone 15 Pro starting at Rs. 1,39,900 for the base 128GB storage model in India, and the iPhone 15 Pro Max, with a starting price of Rs. 1,59,900. Both models are currently available for purchase in the country.