iPhone 16 Pro Expected Later This Year With These 12 New Features

While the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max are still months away from launching, there are already over a dozen rumors about the devices. Below, we have recapped new features and changes expected for the devices so far.

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These are some of the key changes rumored for the iPhone 16 Pro models as of April 2024:

  • Larger displays: The iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max will be equipped with larger 6.3-inch and 6.9-inch displays, respectively, according to Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants. The devices are expected to have taller aspect ratios as part of this change. By comparison, the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max have 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch displays, respectively.
  • "Capture" button: An all-new "capture button" with pressure and swipe controls for photo capture and video recording is rumored for all iPhone 16 models. The button is expected to be located below the power button, which would require the mmWave 5G antenna window to be relocated on U.S. models.
  • 48-megapixel Ultra Wide lens: The iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max will feature an upgraded 48-megapixel Ultra Wide camera lens for higher-resolution photos with more detail when shooting in 0.5× mode, according to Jeff Pu, a tech analyst at Hong Kong-based investment firm Haitong International Securities.
  • Wi-Fi 7 support: The iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max will also support Wi-Fi 7, according to Pu. This would enable the devices to send and receive data over the 2.4GHz, 5GHz, and 6GHz bands simultaneously, resulting in faster Wi-Fi speeds, lower latency, and more reliable connectivity. Wi-Fi 7 is expected to offer peak data transfer speeds of over 40 Gbps, a 4× increase over Wi-Fi 6E.
  • A18 Pro chip: Apple's next-generation A18 Pro chip is expected to be manufactured with TSMC's second-generation 3nm process, known as N3E.
  • More cores for Neural Engine: Some of iOS 18's rumored generative AI features may be exclusive to iPhone 16 models, partly because the devices may feature an upgraded Neural Engine with "significantly" more cores.
  • Upgraded microphones for generative AI: iPhone 16 models will feature significantly upgraded microphones with a higher signal-to-noise ratio and improved water resistance, according to Apple supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The upgraded microphones would allow the devices to hear your voice more clearly, which could boost the accuracy of Siri's rumored generative AI features on iOS 18.
  • Improved thermal design: iPhone 16 Pro models are rumored to feature a new thermal design for improved heat dissipation. Similar to recent Apple Watch models, the battery might have a metal casing.
  • 5G Advanced: iPhone 16 Pro models will be equipped with Qualcomm's Snapdragon X75 modem for faster and more power efficient 5G connectivity, according to Pu. The modem supports the "5G Advanced" standard, which has been described as "the next phase of 5G" and an "evolution towards 6G."
  • 5× optical zoom for iPhone 16 Pro: The iPhone 15 Pro Max's tetraprism Telephoto lens system with 5× optical zoom will expand to the regular iPhone 16 Pro, according to Kuo.
  • Thinner bezels: iPhone 16 Pro models may have even thinner bezels around the screen.
  • New color options: As usual, at least a few new color options are rumored for the latest iPhones, including a "Space Black" titanium finish.

Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 16 Pro models in September. Additional details about the devices should surface over the coming months, so be sure to bookmark our iPhone 16 Pro roundup for the latest information.

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