Good news! iPhone 16 Pro tipped to get major camera, WiFi upgrades

iPhone 16, expected to be launched in 2024, could be in line to receive major camera, and Wi-Fi upgrades, as per a new report.

| Updated on: Aug 16 2023, 12:03 IST
iPhone 15 series tipped to get key upgrades! From display, camera to chipset, know details
iPhone 14 Pro
1/5 According to Mark Gurman, iPhone 15 Pro models may feature a new frame that will discard its stainless-steel edges for premium and lightweight titanium alloy. The Pro models will reportedly also retain the frosted glass back from the iPhone 14 series, with smoother edges connecting the sides and front compared to previous designs. (Unsplash)
iPhone 14 Pro
2/5 The Dynamic Island could become standard across the entire iPhone 15 lineup, while the Pro models could feature a near bezel-less display with the LIPO technology which allows for thinner borders and an expanded display area.  (Unsplash)
iPhone 14 Pro
3/5 The internal layout of the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max has reportedly been redesigned to align with its aluminium chassis, which can result in improved repairability, according to iFixit. (Unsplash)
iPhone 14 Pro
4/5 The iPhone 15 series could also feature a USB-C port, an upgraded rear camera along with improved lenses and the capacity for a wider optical zoom range. The iPhone 15 Pro Max in particular could get a periscope camera which could offer almost double the optical zoom as the current iPhones.   (Unsplash)
iPhone 14 Pro
5/5 The standard iPhone 15 models are expected to be powered by last year's A16 Bionic processor, while the Pro models may feature the 3-nm A17 Bionic SoC under the hood for improved performance. All these features could come at a cost as reports have hinted at a possible price increase. (Unsplash)
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iPhone 16 Pro is expected to launch in late 2024. (Representative Image) (Unsplash)

Apple is gearing up for the launch of the iPhone 15 series next month and the hype is building up. Through various leaks and rumors that have surfaced over the past few months, we now have an idea about the features, design, and various other aspects of the iPhone 15. Now, rumors about Apple's 2024 iPhone, the iPhone 16 series, have also started surfacing despite the fact that the launch is more than a year away.

If the reports prove to be true, then the iPhone 16 Pro could get a major upgrade in terms of hardware.

iPhone 16 Pro: New hardware

According to a research note published by Jeff Pu, an analyst at a Hong Kong investment firm (via MacRumors), Apple could bring two key upgrades to the Pro models of its iPhone 16 lineup. As per the report, the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max could get an upgraded 48MP ultra-wide camera. At present, the iPhone 14 Pro models feature a primary 48MP camera which is one of the best in the business but the ultra-wide is still a 12MP shooter. Thus, this big upgrade would allow users to capture much better photos even at 0.5X and as well as low-light conditions.

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Apart from the camera upgrade, Apple could also bring Wi-Fi 7 technology to the iPhone 16 Pro models which would transmit data in 2.4GHz, 5GHz, and 6GHz bands, and at speeds of around 40 Gbps. As per the report, this upgrade would not only result in faster networking speeds but also lower the latency and improve the reliability of the connection.

The Cupertino-based tech giant is still rolling out the Wi-Fi 6E technology to its devices and the iPhone 15 Pro models are expected to benefit from it. As per the reports, Wi-Fi 7 is still in development and is likely to come out in late 2024. Therefore, although reports claim that the iPhone 16 Pro models will get it, there is still an outside chance that it could get delayed. 

iPhone 16: Previous rumors

Apple analyst Ross Young has claimed that the Cupertino-based tech giant will be introducing bigger iPhones next year. It could go bigger next year with a 6.3-inch iPhone 16 Pro and 6.9-inch iPhone 16 Pro Max. Meanwhile, the standard models are expected to maintain their current sizes.

Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has claimed that Apple could be keeping solid-state buttons reserved for the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max. Moreover, a previous report by the same analyst has stated that the upcoming iPhone 16 Pro Max could be dubbed the iPhone 16 Ultra and have features like a faster processor and additional camera improvements.

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First Published Date: 16 Aug, 11:54 IST