Apple has recently announced the iPhone 15 Series, which includes the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max. Now, it’s time for the upcoming flagship smartphone from Apple. It’s a year away, but we do know some of its configurations. It is aimed at launching in Q3 of 2024, possibly in September.

The company is committed to offering significant performance boosts. The iPhone 16 Pro models will be faster and more efficient. This also means that the iPhone 16 series will push towards more expensive handsets, while the vanilla iPhone models will stick with older and slower options, pushing consumers towards higher-tier models.

iPhone 15 Series Issues to be Fixed with the iPhone 16 Series

There are a lot of issues with the iPhone 15, including screen burn and heating problems. Some of these issues are related to iOS 17, which is said to be fixed with optimisation.

iPhone 16iPhone 16 Pro
Display6.3″ (159.31 mm)6.9″ (174.06 mm)
SocA18 Bionic (Refined 3nm N3E A17 Pro) Snapdragon X70 modemA18 Pro 3nm N3E Snapdragon X75 modem
Action ButtonCodename: Project Nova Capture Button (mimics the press of a physical button through the built-in Taptic Engine)Codename: Project Nova Capture Button (mimics the press of a physical button through the built-in Taptic Engine)
Camera48MP CIS 1/1.14-inches Super Telephoto Camera, 5x Optical Zoom
ConnectivityWi-Fi 7 (2.4GHz, 5GHz, and 6GHz bands)
Thickness8.25 mm8.25 mm
Height149.6 mm163.0 mm
Width71.45 mm77.58 mm
Weight194 grams (+2gm than previous)225 grams (+2gm than previous)

Apple also faced issues with the iPhone 15 in China, as the Chinese government has imposed a moratorium on using iPhones in a widening range of offices, impacting iPhone 15 sales. The Huawei Mate 60 Pro has risen and is topping the sales charts.

iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Pro Rumours

There is a clear differentiation between the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Pro series. It is expected that the iPhone 16 will have the Apple A18 Pro chip, while the iPhone 16 Pro will have the Apple A18 Bionic chip. Additionally, the iPhone 16 may have a larger display.

Apple's Next Big Release: iPhone 16 Series Sneak Peek in 2024
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The dimensions of the device are said to remain unchanged, meaning there won’t be slim bezels. All iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus models may introduce an Action Button across the series. Unlike the current physical Action Button, it is presumed that the titled Capture Button will be capacitive, meaning it will not move but will have haptics, offering physical feedback similar to the iPhone SE’s Home button.

On the other hand, the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max are expected to have 6.3″ and 6.9″ displays, respectively. Rumours suggest that the Pro models will feature a titanium build, while the regular iPhones will not.

The devices will come with an OLED display panel that incorporates micro-lens or MLA technology. This technology uses uniform patterns of billions of lenses inside the panel to reduce internal reflections, resulting in improved brightness and reduced power consumption.

iPhone 16 Series Camera

There are expected to be more changes and advancements in the camera department with the introduction of the Tetraprism Telephoto lens throughout the range, starting with the iPhone 15 Pro Max. The Tetraprism is a telephoto lens that delivers 5x optical zoom, achieved by reflecting light rays four times within the glass structure.

The iPhone 16 Pro will have the same lens as the iPhone 16 Pro Max, which is considered a major upgrade with specifications similar to Huawei’s high-end phone lenses.

iPhone 16 Series Processors

Regular iPhones continue to have year-old SoCs. This means the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus will have the Apple A16 Bionic, which will be quite identical to the SoC that debuted with the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. On the other hand, the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Pro Max will be powered by the Apple A17 Pro Chipset.

This means there will be two versions of the A18 SoC, the Bionic and the Pro version, respectively, for the device itself. The chipset on the device itself is not going to be bad at all; Apple’s SoC is still fast and continues to have better performance. On top of that, the SoC is accomplished by an optimised iOS for smooth performance.

Notably, the Apple A17 Pro has some overheating issues as it was the first 3nm processor. It is said to be further optimised to prevent overheating and other performance-related issues. Rumours suggest that the next SoC will be made using N3E from N3B, which was used on the 3nm A17 Pro from chip maker TSMC. Additionally, there could be an increase in RAM from 6GB to 8GB, and there will also be WiFi 7, which will provide at least 30 gigabits per second and could reach up to 40GB/s.

Apple's Next Big Release: iPhone 16 Series Sneak Peek in 2024

Furthermore, the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max will exclusively have Snapdragon X75 5G, while the Snapdragon X70 model will feature in the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus. The latest 5G technology will only appear in the Pro models, offering faster connectivity and more efficient use of battery life than the X70.

It is widely agreed that Apple will be working on designing and manufacturing its model. Apple did announce the acquisition of Intel’s smartphone business in 2019 and will continue to use Qualcomm’s range of Snapdragon-branded models, extending the deal until 2026.

Details of the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Pro are still undergoing intensive testing for quality and reliability before making the final design. Please take all of this with a pinch of salt.