Although there are still a few months until Apple releases a new generation of iPhone 16 series mobile phones, usually before the launch of a new phone every year, some breaking news and rumors leak out in advance. The 2024 iPhone 16 is no exception. This article is the first to sort it out. The most credible iPhone 16 rumored specifications as of November 2023 are given to you, so that you can understand the key changes of the next-generation new machine in advance.
Compilation of the latest 17 specifications and rumors of iPhone 16 series
1. Larger screen size
Apple will switch to larger screen panels for the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max. Instead of 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch designs, the iPhone 16 Pro screen will be larger by 6.3 inches, while the iPhone 16 Pro Max is expected to be equipped with a 6.9-inch display. screen.
2. The fifth Ultra special high-end model
Apple may also launch the fifth high-end iPhone 16 Ultra model in 2024, which will be sold together with iPhone 16, iPhone 16 Plus, iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max. The hardware specifications of this device are based on Pro Max. Basic design, equipped with more advanced lenses, larger screen and no charging hole design.
3. A18 series chips are exclusive to flagship models only
Similarly, only the iPhone 16 Pro series models will use the A18 Bionic chip. The iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro models will be equipped with the new generation A18 Pro chip, which will use TSMC’s second-generation 3nm process technology, which is called N3E by the outside world. It is expected that Performance processing will be significantly improved again.
4. The basic model is equipped with A17 series chips
The iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus are also expected to use the old A17 Bionic chip, but there are reports that Apple is not considering providing the A17 Pro chip for the basic iPhone 16 model.
5. Vertical camera lens layout
According to reports, the camera lenses of the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus models will be changed back to a vertical layout, similar to the camera layout used by the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini. It is unclear why Apple will return the lenses to their original layout. , this adjustment may be a new adjustment made to support Apple Vision Pro spatial video.
6. Solid state shooting button
Apple is currently testing a new solid-state shooting button internally, which will be designed under the power button. It is currently reported that all subsequent iPhone 16 models will be equipped with it.
7. 48-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens
The entire iPhone 15 series has adopted a 48-megapixel main camera. Next, Apple is preparing to upgrade the ultra-wide-angle lens of the iPhone 16 Pro series to 48-megapixel, which can shoot higher resolution and record more even in the 0.5x ultra-wide-angle mode. Details.
8. Super telephoto lens
iPhone 16 Pro Max may be the first model equipped with a “super telephoto lens”. The focal length of the lens will exceed 300 mm, which will greatly improve the optical zoom shooting capabilities of the telephoto lens and improve night shooting effects. At the same time, the iPhone 16 Pro series The lens will replace sapphire glass with MG Corning glass lens, which is expected to perfectly solve the ghosting problem.
9. 5x optical zoom lens
At the same time, Apple will upgrade the telephoto lens of the iPhone 16 Pro to a 5x optical zoom periscope lens, and will maintain the difference in lens specifications between the iPhone 16 Pro and the iPhone 16 Pro Max.
10. Double-layer transistor pixel structure
According to reports, the main lens COMS of the iPhone 16 Pro series will also adopt a “double-layer transistor pixel” stacked pixel structure, which can effectively achieve dynamic range under sufficient light conditions. The use of transistor separation can reduce low-light image noise.
Ming-Chi Kuo confirmed that the iPhone 16 Pro series cameras will use a different sensor than the basic model, and will use Sony’s latest sensor, which also implies that Apple will use a “double-layer transistor pixel” stacked pixel structure for the iPhone 16 Pro series.
Judging from Sony’s latest sensor technology video, the iPhone lens can take clearer pictures in low-light environments. Even in harsh outdoor environments, there will be a significant difference in dynamic range shooting, such as when taking sunset photos. , will not make the picture in the sunny area appear overexposed.
11. Wi-Fi 7 chip
It is expected that the iPhone 16 Pro series will support Wi-Fi 7 technology in advance, which can transmit data in the 2.4GHz, 5GHz and 6GHz frequency bands at the same time, enabling faster Wi-Fi transmission speeds and low latency.
12. Stacked battery technology
There are rumors that the iPhone 16 Pro series models will use stacked battery technology, which can bring higher capacity and longer battery life.
13. Action button
Apple has added an action button to the iPhone 15 Pro series to replace the traditional mute button, which may also be included in the 2024 iPhone 16 basic model.
14. OLED microlens technology
The iPhone 16 OLED display panel will be upgraded, using brighter lens technology and more energy-saving materials. (Extended reading: iPhone 16 OLED screen may use “micro-see-through” technology to enhance two major advantages)
15. Qualcomm 5G new generation X75 chip
Similarly, the iPhone 16 Pro series will also be equipped with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon X75 chip, which will bring faster 5G network speeds and solve the power consumption problem of 5G networks.
Extended reading: The iPhone 16 Pro series equipped with Qualcomm X75 chip will have 7 major improvements
16. Solid key design
Apple may eventually consider introducing a full solid-state key design for the iPhone 16 Pro series again, which will change the physical volume keys and power keys from mechanical structures to solid-state buttons. However, due to some unresolved internal technical issues, the final plan has also May be delayed.
17. Generative AI technology
Apple is also expected to add new Siri features to iOS 18 and integrate generative AI technology. These features will become unique to the iPhone 16 models.
The above is the currently known specification direction that the iPhone 16 models will be adjusted in. It is expected that before Apple releases the new generation iPhone 16 in September 2024, more rumors and specifications will leak out. We will also bring you the details in the future. Come for more iPhone 16 news and specifications.