The iPhone 16: What We Know So Far


The iPhone 16, iPhone 16 Plus, iPhone 16 Pro, and iPhone 16 Pro Max are already creating a buzz as the most awaited phones of 2024. While there’s still a considerable amount of time before we get a glimpse of Apple’s next devices, the rumor mill for the iPhone 16 series is already in full swing. Here’s what we’ve gathered so far.

Release Date and Price Predictions

Given that the iPhone 15 series was launched not too long ago, it’s challenging to pinpoint the exact release date for the iPhone 16 series. However, we can speculate based on Apple’s past patterns. If Apple adheres to its usual schedule, we anticipate that the iPhone 16’s release date will be announced at Apple’s annual September launch event in 2024. This suggests that the iPhone 16 is likely to be launched on either September 3 or 10 in 2024, with shipping expected to start a week after pre-orders open.

As for the pricing, analysts are already debating whether Apple will raise or lower prices. At present, Apple’s most affordable iPhone 15 model, the standard iPhone 15, is priced at $799 / £799 / AU$1,499, while the priciest model, the iPhone 15 Pro Max, starts at $1,199 / £1,399 / AU$2,099. These prices could be replicated by the iPhone 16 series in 2024.

Design Rumors

Unlike mechanical buttons, capacitive (or solid-state) buttons don’t move when pressed. Instead, they use haptic engines to provide physical feedback (in other words, vibrations). The Home button on the iPhone SE (2022) is a capacitive button, as are the trackpads on newer MacBook models, so it’s reasonable to expect that this new “Capture” button will have a similar feel.

(Image credit: MacRumors)
Possible screen size


  • iPhone 16: The standard iPhone 16 is expected to continue to feature a screen size of 6.1 inches1.
  • iPhone 16 Plus: The iPhone 16 Plus is expected to have a screen size of 6.7 inches2.
  • iPhone 16 Pro: The iPhone 16 Pro is expected to have a display that’s 6.27 inches in size (rounded to 6.3)134.
  • iPhone 16 Pro Max: The iPhone 16 Pro Max is expected to feature a display that’s 6.85 inches in size (rounded to 6.9)
The iPhone 16 Pro Max/Ultra will reportedly be taller and narrower than its iPhone 15 equivalent (Image credit: 9to5Mac)

Camera Rumors

Regarding cameras, the standard iPhone 16 might feature the same 48MP main and 12MP ultra-wide dual-sensor setup as the iPhone 15, as suggested by early leaks. As usual, the more significant camera upgrades are likely reserved for the iPhone 16 Pro, iPhone 16 Pro Max, and/or iPhone 16 Ultra.

Mockup of an iPhone equipped with a periscope camera (Image credit: MacRumors)

Possible Features

Given that the standard iPhone 15 inherited the A16 Bionic chipset from the iPhone 14 Pro, and both the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max got Apple’s shiny new A17 Pro chipset, we think that the standard iPhone 16 will inherit the A17 Pro from the iPhone 15 Pro, while the iPhone 16 Pro and Pro Max gets an as yet unnamed A18 Pro/Bionic chipset.

On the battery front, serial Apple tipster Majin Bu has teased that the iPhone 16 will feature a 6% larger battery than the iPhone 15 (3,561mAh vs 3,349 mAh), while the iPhone 16 Pro Max will feature a 5% larger battery than the iPhone 15 Pro Max (4,676mAh vs 4,422mAh).

Please note that these are based on rumors and leaks, and the actual specifications might vary.

: Source: Apple Event Predictions : Source: Apple Official Pricing : Source: Analyst Predictions : Source: Apple SE (2022) Specifications : Source: Early Leaks : Source: Camera Upgrade Predictions : Source: Chipset Predictions : Source: Battery Upgrade Predictions and TechRadar

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