Apple’s iPhone 15 series is still pretty new on the market, but speculation regarding the iPhone 16 lineup for the next year has already started. A recent report claims that the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max will have a 0.2-inch bigger display than the iPhone 15 Pro models, even though the devices won’t be available for purchase for another year. They might be equipped with Qualcomm’s most recent cellular modem for improved 5G performance. The Snapdragon X70 modem is reportedly still used by Apple in the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus. Also rumored for the Pro versions is Wi-Fi 7 connectivity and a possible new ultra-wide lens for the back.
The iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max models, which will be released in 2024, would have displays that are approximately 6.3 inches and 6.9 inches in size, according to a report by 9to5Mac citing tech expert Jeff Pu of Haitong International Securities. If true, this rumor would represent an important screen size improvement over the current iPhone 15 versions. The latest Snapdragon X75 cellular modem from Qualcomm will be included, according to Pu, to enable faster and more effective 5G communication.
The a specialist claims that the Snapdragon X70 modem will still be used by the normal iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus. A Snapdragon X70 modem is present inside the most recent iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max models. The iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus are rumored to get an upgrade to Wi-Fi 6E, while the iPhone 16 Pro may feature Wi-Fi 7 connection. The Pro models for this year support Wi-Fi 6E.
Additionally, according to Jeff Pu, the 12-megapixel tetra-prism lens in the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max versions will improve zoom. A more recent ultra-wide lens is reportedly part of the Pro collection as well. According to Pu, Apple will include a new 48-megapixel ultra-wide camera on the Pro models. The 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera on the iPhone 15 Pro would be significantly outperformed by this.
Pu claims that an A18 Pro Bionic chip manufactured using a 3nm technology would power the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max, while a scaled-down A17 Pro chip will power the regular iPhone 16 models. According to Pu, Apple will include two rear camera sensors without optical zoom in the standard iPhone 16.
The Jeff Pu speculative hypothesis is consistent with earlier reports. Early in May, DSCC analyst Ross Young predicted that the screen size of the iPhone 16 Pro models will increase.
Apple’s Wonderlust event last month saw the introduction of the iPhone 15 series. The base 128GB storage variant of the iPhone 15 Pro starts at Rs. 1,39,900 in India, while the iPhone 15 Pro Max starts at Rs. 1,59,900. In the nation, they are now for sale.