When Is the iPhone 16 Coming Out?

Apple fans who have skipped the latest iPhone 15 models are already looking forward to the release of the iPhone 16 series, which is expected to debut in September 2024. This release follows Apple's trend of introducing new iPhone models annually in the fall. While the exact date is yet to be confirmed, September has traditionally been the month when Apple unveils its latest smartphone innovations.

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iPhone 16: What to Expect

The iPhone 16 series is anticipated to bring a host of new features and enhancements. Here's a sneak peek into what we can expect:

Bigger Display

  • While the external designs are not expected to undergo major overall changes, there could be slight increases in display size and a new aspect ratio for the Pro and Max models.
  • The standard models are likely to retain their existing display sizes but may gain ProMotion support for smoother visual experiences.

Design Changes

  • The standard iPhone 16 models are expected to have a vertical camera layout. Apple has used a diagonal layout for more recent iPhone models, but the swap may allow for spatial video recording using the Ultrawide and Wide cameras.
  • A new "Capture" button for enhanced video camera functionality. The button is located on the same side as the Power button, in the space that is occupied by the 5G mmWave antenna in the United States.

Improved On-Device AI and Siri

  • With iOS 18, Apple is rumored to be introducing new Siri features powered by large language models, and some of the cutting-edge generative AI features could be limited to the iPhone 16 models.
  • The iPhone 16 models are rumored to feature an upgraded microphone in order to enhance the Siri experience significantly. This improvement is in line with the expected integration of iOS 18's new AI functionalities, offering better interactions between Siri and various apps.

New Camera Technology

  • Photography enthusiasts can look forward to an improved 48-megapixel Ultra Wide lens in the iPhone 16 Pro models, promising better image quality, especially in lower lighting conditions.
  • Additionally, both the iPhone 16 Pro and Pro Max are rumored to include 5x Telephoto lenses, a feature previously limited to the larger iPhone 15 Pro Max model.

Battery Innovations

Processor Upgrades

  • The iPhone 16 Pro and Max models could be powered by the A18 Pro processor, offering modest speed improvements and an enhanced Neural Engine, as well as support for advanced generative AI capabilities.
  • The standard models might continue using the previous generation's processor, with the exact specifications yet to be confirmed.

Other Rumored Features

  • The iPhone 16 Pro Max could be the first to feature a super telephoto periscope camera for dramatically increased optical zoom.
  • Apple could introduce a high-end iPhone 16 "Ultra" that would be sold alongside the iPhone 16, iPhone 16 Plus, iPhone 16 Pro, and iPhone 16 Pro Max. The device would be positioned as the top-of-the-line iPhone offering.

For in-depth information on everything we know about the iPhone 16 series so far, follow the links to our dedicated iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Pro roundups.

Related Roundups: iPhone 16, iPhone 16 Pro

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