iPhone 16 Pro Could Break Record for Thinnest Bezels on a Smartphone

Apple's upcoming iPhone 16 Pro models will have the thinnest bezels of any smartphone, beating the screen border thinness of even its latest iPhone 15 Pro devices. That's according to the leaker known as "Ice Universe," who has divulged accurate information about Apple's plans in the past.

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According to multiple sources, despite minimal design changes, both iPhone 16 Pro models will increase in size this year. The iPhone 16 Pro is said to be 6.3 inches (up from 6.1), while the iPhone 16 Pro Max is expected to measure in at 6.9 inches (up from 6.7), potentially making it Apple's biggest iPhone ever.

But it seems that Apple isn't just relying on larger physical dimensions to make the viewing experience more immersive. According to Ice Universe, this year's Pro models will also have reduced bezels that could be the thinnest yet seen on any smartphone, including those on the Samsung Galaxy S24.

The breakthrough for achieving this could be Apple's rumored use of Border Reduction Structure (BRS) technology, which allows for a more compact and efficient layout of the circuitry under the display, resulting in even slimmer bezels. Ice Universe did not mention BRS, but two rumors out of Asia have referenced the technology in relation to iPhone 16 models.

Last year, Apple reduced the bezels on iPhone 15 Pro models using low-injection pressure over-molding, or LIPO, to shrink the display border size to 1.5 millimeters (versus around 2.2 millimeters on iPhone 14 models). Besides that, Apple has not significantly tweaked iPhone screen sizes since the introduction of the ‌‌iPhone‌‌ 12 models in 2020. But as mentioned, things are set to change with the Pro models in the 2024 iPhone 16 lineup.

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Top Rated Comments

djplong Avatar
3 weeks ago
Does ANYone REALLY care if a new phone's bezel is one micro-pubic-hair smaller than before?????
Score: 49 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Pezimak Avatar
3 weeks ago
I literally could not care any less about this, in fact I despise it a bit as it’s so easy to accidentally touch the screen when picking a phone up and pressing the pause button etc. because of the screen being so huge you have to be careful how you pick the iPhone up these days.
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
junior Avatar
3 weeks ago
I wish they'd work on getting rid of the notch/island more than the bezel..
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Dulcimer Avatar
3 weeks ago
Unpopular opinion: I care about bezel size reduction. Makes the phone look sleeker.

Everyone here saying they don’t care should compare the iPhone X’s bezels to the 15 Pro’s.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dumastudetto Avatar
3 weeks ago
Only Apple can do this because they control the full hardware and software stack.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iMatt. Avatar
3 weeks ago
Ok now I feel like upgrading from my 14PM will be worth it
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)