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The iPhone 16 series is coming in 2024 and unlike last year’s there’s quite a few changes on the cards. Here’s 16 of the best ones…



16 iPhone 16 Updates / Features You Need To Know About

  1. Launch Date: Circle Fall 2024 in your calendars because that’s when the iPhone 16 lineup hits the stage, ready to impress.
  2. Bigger Screens for the Big Players: Pro users, rejoice! Your display sizes are bumping up to 6.3 inches and a whopping 6.9 inches, making everything look better than ever.
  3. Standard Sizes Stand Still: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it—standard models are keeping their current screen sizes cozy and familiar.
  4. A-Series Chips, But Faster: Under the hood, the iPhone 16 will be sporting the new A-series chips crafted with cutting-edge N3E 3-nanometer tech, promising top-notch efficiency and speed.
  5. Action Button for Everyone: The iPhone 15 Pro’s Action Button was just a teaser. Now, all iPhone 16 models get this versatile feature, making shortcuts a tap away.
  6. Say Cheese with the Capture Button: A brand-new Capture Button is joining the party, letting you snap photos and record videos with a simple press.
  7. Camera Magic: Get ready for spatial video support in standard models and a game-changing Tetraprism 5x optical zoom lens in the Pro models. Pictures are about to get a lot more interesting.
  8. Design Tweaks: The standard models are getting a makeover with a vertically aligned camera setup, while the Pro models grow slightly in size and weight but keep their classic look.
  9. Brighter Displays, Same Power: Thanks to micro-lens array tech, expect your screen to shine brighter without guzzling more battery.
  10. The Brains Behind the Operation: An A18 chip with an amped-up Neural Engine, better heat management with graphene, more RAM, and a supercharged 5G experience with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X75 modem for the Pro folks.
  11. Faster WiFi, Stronger Connection: WiFi 7 support means your internet experience will be smoother and more reliable than ever.
  12. USB-C Sticks Around: Continuing from the iPhone 15, USB-C ports remain the standard for faster charging and data transfer.
  13. Camera Upgrades Galore: A 48-megapixel Ultra Wide lens promises stellar low-light performance, and a super telephoto periscope camera is on the horizon for jaw-dropping zoom.
  14. Battery Boosts: Innovations in battery tech could mean stacked batteries for longer life and quicker charges, plus design shifts to fit these power upgrades.
  15. An Ultra Rumor: Whispers of a high-end iPhone 16 “Ultra” are floating around, though it seems Apple’s spotlight might be on four main models for now.
  16. Advanced AI Capabilities: Speculation suggests the iPhone 16 could introduce advanced AI features, setting a new standard for smartphone intelligence.

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Versus The iPhone 15…

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The iPhone 15 series is no slouch. The camera system is great, the battery life is rock solid, the software is brilliant, and the performance is off the charts, thanks to Apple’s A-series chipsets.

With all this in mind, you’re probably wondering how Apple is going to top it with the iPhone 16 series? The devil, as always, is in the details. Unpacking all the latest rumors paints a pretty clear picture of how the new, 2024 iPhones will be different from the iPhone 15 series.

Bigger Displays

One of the most notable differences will be the larger display sizes for the Pro models. The iPhone 16 Pro and Pro Max are rumored to boast display sizes of 6.3 inches and 6.9 inches, respectively.

This marks the first significant size increase in years, providing users with more screen real estate for everything from video streaming to gaming and productivity tasks.

The standard models will maintain their current sizes, ensuring a familiar feel for users who prefer the existing dimensions.

New Chips, New Fabrication Processes

Under the hood, the iPhone 16 models are set to receive substantial upgrades with the introduction of new A-series chips.

These chips are built on the latest N3E 3-nanometer technology, offering advancements in both efficiency and performance.

This means users can expect faster processing speeds for apps, games, and multitasking, along with potentially improved battery life due to the chips’ enhanced efficiency.

The Action Button Comes To All Models

A distinctive feature that will differentiate the iPhone 16 from its predecessors is the introduction of an Action Button across all models, a feature previously exclusive to the iPhone 15 Pro variants.

This button allows for quick access to various functions, enhancing the device’s usability.

Additionally, a new Capture Button is rumored to be introduced, providing a dedicated mechanism for taking photos and videos, further emphasizing Apple’s focus on camera functionality and ease of use.

The Camera Tech Will Get Even Better

Speaking of cameras, the iPhone 16 series is set to revolutionize mobile photography and videography with significant upgrades.

The standard models are expected to feature a new vertical lens arrangement to support Spatial Video, while the Pro models could introduce a Tetraprism 5x optical zoom lens, pushing the boundaries of mobile photography.

These changes signify a substantial leap from the iPhone 15’s camera capabilities, promising users even more versatility and quality in their captures.

Slight Tweaks To The Design – Emphasis on “Slight”

Design-wise, while maintaining the core aesthetic principles Apple is known for, the iPhone 16 standard models are rumored to undergo some design changes, including a vertically aligned camera system.

The Pro models, despite their larger displays, will maintain the general shape and design ethos of the series, with minor adjustments to accommodate the increased screen size.

Faster 5G, WiFi 7 Support & More…

All models will also pack in enhanced 5G connectivity with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X75 modem, support for WiFi 7 for faster and more reliable internet connections, and the continuation of USB-C ports for universal charging and data transfer capabilities.

In terms of battery technology, we’ve heard talk of stacked batteries for higher capacity and faster charging, suggesting that Apple might be FINALLY looking to make its iPhones charge faster.

While speculation about a high-end iPhone 16 “Ultra” model exists, it appears Apple’s primary focus will be on refining and enhancing the four main models.

Although we did get an Apple Watch Ultra, so an Ultra-branded iPhone isn’t totally implausible, although I’m not holding my breath – the Pro Max is plenty potent enough all by itself. And Apple isn’t one for diluting a winning formula.

And Lastly, Apple’s Foray into AI…

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Apple has been working on AI, investing heavily in it for years. In 2024, we’ll start to see the fruits of its labor. Tim Cook has confirmed more AI is on the menu with the iPhone 16, where Apple’s answer to ChatGPT and Google Gemini will be hard-baked into iOS 18.

These advanced AI features could revolutionize user experience in several ways. For starters, we might see improvements in voice recognition and processing through Siri, making interactions with the digital assistant more natural and efficient.

Imagine Siri not just understanding commands but also context, emotions, and nuances in your voice, offering responses and actions that are tailored to your current situation and mood.

Additionally, AI could enhance the camera’s capabilities beyond what manual settings can achieve.

Through advanced image recognition and processing, the iPhone 16’s camera might automatically adjust settings for the perfect shot, recognize subjects and scenes to suggest compositions, or even offer real-time translation of text within images.

This could transform photography, making professional-grade results accessible to every user with minimal effort.

On the software side, AI might offer personalized app recommendations, smarter notifications management based on your usage patterns, and more dynamic, context-aware widgets that anticipate your needs.

Your phone could learn your routines and preferences, optimizing its behavior and the information it presents without explicit input from you.

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