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Apple iPhone 16 is coming in September: All you need to know

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The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models were launched in September 2023, and rumour mills have started churning about the potential iPhone 16 series.

Let us understand some of these rumours surrounding the iPhone 16 in detail.

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Size and design

The most significant change in the iPhone 16 lineup is the size upgrade for the Pro models. According to MacRumors, the iPhone 16 Pro will feature a larger 6.3-inch display, while the iPhone 16 Pro Max will boast a 6.9-inch screen, marking the first significant size increase in years.

This move aims to enhance user experience and provide a more immersive multimedia consumption and productivity platform.

In terms of design, Apple is introducing a new vertical camera lens arrangement, departing from the traditional diagonal setup. This redesign upgrades the device’s aesthetics while enabling advancing camera functionalities like Spatial Video capture for the Vision Pro headset.

Apple is also looking to introduce two new buttons in the new iPhone 16 lineup: the Action Button and the Capture Button. The Action Button, available across all models, offers a range of functions, including activating the Flashlight, launching shortcuts, and managing focus models.

Source: MacRumors

Meanwhile, the Capture Button enhances photography and videography capabilities, providing intuitive control for focusing, capturing, and zooming during shooting sessions.


Chip and battery

The iPhone 16 will be powered by the latest A18 chip built on the N3E 3-nanometer node technology with more built-in cores for significant performance improvements. Rumours also tell that Apple will probably introduce two such chips, A18 and A18 Pro, with the Pro version having a few functionalities that the normal version lacks.

The new iPhone 16 models will feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X75 modem, delivering faster and more efficient 5G connectivity. Additionally, Apple is exploring stacked battery technology for increased capacity and longevity, along with faster 40W wired and 20W MagSafe charging capabilities. Furthermore, a few leaked images showed that the iPhone 16 batteries may have a 3355mAH capacity.


RAM and WiFi

Apple also plans to introduce 8GB RAM, up from 6GB in the 15 current iPhone models.

Analysts also believe Apple’s iPhone 16 will use the next-generation WiFi 7 technology. This is the latest in WiFi technology, offering a speed range of 30 to 40 GB per second.


Camera

If current rumours are believed, iOS 18 will include enhanced AI capabilities, improved interactions with Siri, auto-generated Apple Music playlists, and integration with productivity apps for AI-assisted content creation. However, the on-device AI feature will only be available on the iPhone 16.

iPhone 16 leaked image shows vertical cameras. | Source: MacRumors

The iPhone 16 Pro models will sport an improved 48-megapixel Ultra Wide lens for superior image quality in low-light conditions. Adding a 5x Telephoto lens and advancements in image processing algorithms will further elevate the photography and videography experience. The camera will contain a hybrid lens consisting of eight parts. Out of these, two parts are made of glass and six are made of plastic.

The camera layout will be vertical, like the iPhone 12. The super-telephoto periscope camera is another important addition to the camera, which allows for maximum optical zoom.


Launch date and models

Analysts also believe that Apple could launch a high-end iPhone 16 Ultra. There are five iPhone 16 models: the 16, 16 Plus, 16 Pro, and 16 Pro Max. However, based on the iOS 18 codes, only four models are working, and the Ultra model is not yet in production.

Like in previous years, the new iPhone lineup — iPhone 16 — is expected to launch in September.

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Kumar Hemant

Deputy Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant writes at the intersection of tech and culture and has a keen interest in science, social issues and international relations. You can contact him here: kumarhemant@pm.me

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