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iPhone 16 release date – price, launch date, specifications and more!

Apple launched the iPhone 15 series last September, and the series is not expected to arrive iPhone 16 Before the last quarter of 2024. However, the rumor mill regarding the next Apple phones continues to circulate here and there all over the internet.

In this article, we show you the expected launch date of the iPhone 16, display the expected prices, specifications, the most important new upgrades, and more.

Everything you need to know about iPhone 16

As usual, Apple is expected to announce four different models within the iPhone 16 series. This includes the basic models such as the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus as well as two Pro models in the form of the iPhone 16 Pro and the final controversial flagship model that may come as either iPhone 16 Pro Max Or iPhone 16 Ultra.

In this guide, you will find all the details about the iPhone 16 phones, which we collected through a huge collection of leaks that we recently obtained from some of our reliable sources. Knowing that it is best to approach early leaks with a little caution, it is possible that Apple will take a completely different direction in the final months before launch.

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iPhone 16 launch date

We can't say for sure when the iPhone 16 series will arrive yet, but based on previous launch plans, it is expected that the next launch date for the iPhone 16 series will not differ significantly.

Over the past years, we have shown you the launch dates for the iPhone 12/13/14/15, and our predictions were correct with all previous phones, and we now provide you with the expected launch date for the iPhone 16, which millions around the world are waiting for.

If the company sticks to the usual schedule, the iPhone 16 will likely arrive during the annual 2024 launch event in September. But it is difficult to know a specific date for the announcement before next August, since Apple itself does not set the date for the event until a few weeks before the launch date.

Of course, new iPhones usually arrive during the first or second week of September - based on previous launch plans. The launch is usually on Tuesday, but sometimes phones arrive on Wednesday.

Therefore, the period between September 3 and 10 is likely to be the days during which the iPhone 16 is expected to arrive next year, and then shipping and sales will begin a week after the opening of pre-orders for the devices.

Expected iPhone 16 prices

It is impossible to decide the price issue at this early time. Even after many conflicting analyst opinions have emerged at the present time about whether Apple may increase or decrease the price slightly, we cannot be certain about the price of the iPhone 16 before Apple officially announces the new devices, or at least, we will have to wait until September. Next to confirm this information.

Currently, the basic iPhone 15 model is the cheapest Apple phone, which is sold at a starting price of $799 USD. While the price of the flagship iPhone 15 Pro Max model starts at $1,199 US dollars.

Some analysts expect the price of the iPhone 16 to drop next year compared to the price of the iPhone 15. The cheaper price may be good news for many people who plan to buy the phone next year. The reason the price may drop is because some analysts claim that Apple is planning to use a different manufacturing process for its chips for next year's iPhones which could ultimately affect the final selling price to the consumer.

However, there are opinions contrary to these analyzes as well. Some sources have reported that the iPhone 16 may actually come at a higher price than the iPhone 15 due to increased production costs.

According to some sources, the cost of producing the iPhone 15 Pro Max reached $558 US dollars, and this value represents an increase in the production cost of the iPhone 14 Pro Max by approximately 12%.

The same thing could happen with the iPhone 16 series, especially if Apple plans to use more expensive components, whether in terms of design or internal hardware from storage chips to camera sensors, etc.

We have already heard from some sources that the company is planning to equip both the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max with new camera sensors, which could eventually lead to an increase in the prices of both models.

Therefore, if Apple finds itself having to bear a further rise in production costs, it will try to raise the retail price of all phones in the series in order to maintain its bottom line.

If there is no increase in production costs, there may be no reason for Apple to raise the price of the next series. In this case, we can imagine the iPhone 16 in the simplest case starting at $799, while the price of the iPhone 16 Pro Max starts at $1,199.

It is also worth noting that there are many allegations about whether Apple wants to replace the branding of the flagship model and change it from “Pro Max” to “Ultra” starting next year. The new branding may be evidence or indication of the new advanced specifications that the phone will contain, especially the camera sensors.

Note that there were many claims that expected the iPhone 15 Pro Max to come with the Ultra title this year, but this did not happen. But most reliable analysts predicted that the first phone bearing the “Ultra” brand would be the iPhone 16 Ultra, and these predictions were made several months ago, even before the iPhone 15 was launched.

But due to conflicting opinions, we cannot say for sure anything at this early time. In fact, we do not even know whether the “Ultra” brand will replace “Pro Max” or will be an addition to the product lines.

Meaning, it is possible that Apple will launch both phones next year, and instead of there being a model called the iPhone 16 Pro, it will come instead called the iPhone 16 Pro Max, and then there will be another leading model called the iPhone 16 Ultra.

Screen specifications on iPhone 16 phones

We've been able to spot several rumors that both the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max will feature the largest display panel we've ever seen on any iPhone so far.

It is said that the iPhone 16 Pro will come with a 6.3-inch screen instead of 6.1 inches, while the Pro Max model will come with a 6.9-inch screen instead of 6.7 inches.

The new display panels will reportedly have an aspect ratio of 19:9.6, meaning they will be slightly chunkier in terms of width, while taller in terms of height. If these rumors are true, this means that it will be the narrowest and longest iPhone yet.

We do not yet know what is the motivation behind enlarging the screen size on the iPhone 16 Pro phones. But perhaps this is in order to provide more space inside the phone to accommodate the larger camera sensors. If this actually happens, it is possible that Apple will continue to use these sizes for several generations of iPhones in the future.

As for brightness rates, it is likely that these phones will be equipped with display panels that are brighter than they are with the iPhone 15 phones, as it is said that Apple is currently cooperating with partners in order to enhance the brightness rates of the display panels on all upcoming series phones by integrating display technology. New, which will enhance brightness rates by a noticeable difference.

The new display technology is said to not only allow for increased brightness levels, but would also save more power, which could result in longer battery life. Of course, Samsung and LG are the companies responsible for supplying display panels to Apple, and this is unlikely to change next year.

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iPhone 16 design

To be honest with you, there are not many rumors about the iPhone 16 design yet. But there is some interesting news that Korean magazine The Elec shared last weeks.

Apple is said to want to mount the Face ID sensor components in both the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max under the screen, just like most Android phones have fingerprint scanners under the screen.

However, the selfie camera hole will remain the same, but it will be noticeably narrower. Some other reports have stated that the basic iPhone 16 may have a vertical camera design instead of the diagonal one we have seen since the iPhone 13 series.

Perhaps the sole purpose behind the new design is to differentiate the iPhone 16 and make it look different from any iPhone version that came before it. In other words, it will be easier for the user to distinguish the new version among all other iPhones, and this may be a theoretical motivation to upgrade to the latest version.

The iPhone 15 has kept the same camera design that we saw on the iPhone 14, even after it has a new 48-megapixel main camera sensor. So, it would make sense if Apple decided to change the design of the iPhone 16 to give the user a new impression that it has a new camera.

Most important of all, there are some rumors claiming that all iPhone 16 phones will contain a new physical button on the right side, which may now be known as the Captur Button. However, the two base models will not get the customizable Action Button.

Unfortunately we don't know anything about the new capture button, but it's pretty clear that it's somehow related to the camera's functions. Also, the capture button will be a solid capacitive button and not a mechanical button, which means that it does not move when pressed, but it has vibrating feedback when it is felt when pressed.

It appears that the capture button will be similar to the home button on the iPhone SE 2022 or similar to the trackpads on recent MacBooks.

We've heard similar rumors about the iPhone 15 which reported earlier this year that models in the series would feature capacitive physical buttons for the side power button as well as the volume buttons. But for an unknown reason, Apple backed away from this design last April because the company still needs more time to work on its touch engines.

So, it makes sense that capacitive buttons will debut on the iPhone 15 given that the company's engineers had enough time to improve the functionality of the touch engines before implementing them.

By the way, it is also said that the Action Button will be one of the capacitive buttons, and thus the iPhone will completely switch to capacitive buttons instead of mechanical ones.

Camera specifications on iPhone 16

Right now, we don't know much about the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus camera. Apple may continue to use the 48-megapixel sensor for the main camera and the 12-megapixel sensor for the ultra-wide lens that was used on the basic iPhone 15 phones.

But one thing we are confident of is that the major camera upgrades will come to the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max, as it is said that the iPhone 16 Pro will be the first mid-sized iPhone to contain a periscope lens.

The periscope lens was exclusive this year to the iPhone 15 Pro Max model, but there are many rumors attributing the idea of ​​​​the “tetraprism” telescope lens moving to the iPhone 16 Pro model as well.

Periscope lenses are mainly used in the manufacture of submarines and naval ships, which allow distant scenes to be zoomed in and out while maintaining image quality.

However, due to space constraints inside the phone, mirrors are used inside the periscope lens to allow for the mounting of more elements required to provide a greater focal length and to allow it to be mounted horizontally rather than vertically.

This upgrade perhaps accounts for rumors claiming that the company is planning to increase the screen size to 6.3 inches and 6.9 inches for the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max respectively – in order to accommodate the new zoom lens components.

However, installing a periscope lens on the iPhone 16 Pro model does not necessarily mean achieving parity in zoom capabilities between it and the iPhone 16 Pro Max model.

In fact, there are some reports that the iPhone 16 Pro Max will move to use a periscope lens known as Super telephoto. This term is generally used for lenses with focal lengths exceeding 300mm, which are used to zoom in and out of distant scenes such as wildlife photography or sporting events.

Although the iPhone 15 Pro Max has a very good reputation for its optical capabilities and camera hardware, the super-telephoto lens could play a major role in changing the rules of the game in a big way.

The phone currently has a 5x periscope camera that has a focal length of 120mm, while the Galaxy S23 Ultra has a periscope lens with a focal length of 230mm that allows it to zoom at 10x.

Aside from the telephoto camera, the next Pro models are also said to get a 48MP ultra-wide lens instead of the 12MP one.

Although the 12-megapixel wide-field lens currently allows both the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max to capture stunning, vibrant wide-angle photos, the new lens could help capture more light and improve image quality while shooting in low-light conditions. .

Are there additional features on the iPhone 16?

There is no news about the processors that Apple will use with the iPhone 16 series, except that it wants to change the manufacturing technology used for the chips.

But since the two basic iPhone 15 models inherited the A16 Bionic chip from the iPhone 14 Pro phones, while the iPhone 15 Pro duo got a completely new A17 Pro processor. It is expected that the mid-cost iPhone 16 duo will get the A17 Pro processor, and at the same time the iPhone 16 Pro series will get the new model with the A18 Pro chip.

It is imperative that the new processing chips bring more improvements to the iPhone 16 phones next year. However, despite this, it goes without saying that the iPhone 16 phones do not really need any real increase in terms of performance, thanks to the processing chips that they have produced in recent years, which have been very effective at various levels. Maybe we just covet the new processors for efficiency improvements and extended battery life for devices.

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Add to that the fact that all phones in the series are likely to have 8GB of RAM, and this is a great upgrade over the two basic iPhone 16 models.

The iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max are also expected to feature a new 5G modem and support for WiFi 7 connectivity. Speaking of battery, the next series will likely inherit the stacked battery technology that is used in electric cars and which we have already seen on... iPhone 15 series. But we can't predict the battery capacities at the moment.

One thing we are sure of is that the next generation of iPhone will offer longer operating times and will have larger battery capacities than the current ones.

Some sources claim that these are the typical battery capacities on the iPhone 15 quad which we can share with them through the chart shown below:

  • iPhone 15: It has a 3877 mAh battery instead of the 3279 mAh of the iPhone 14
  • iPhone 15 Plus: It has a 4912 mAh battery instead of the 4325 mAh of the iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 15 Pro: It has a 3650 mAh battery instead of the 3200 mAh of the iPhone 15 Pro
  • iPhone 15 Pro Max: It has a 4852 mAh battery instead of the 4323 mAh of the iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Thus, it is possible that next year's iPhone 16 series will have broadly similar battery capacities to the iPhone 15 series or perhaps even slightly better, and with the efficiency improvements that the new processing chips bring, the next generation of iPhones is sure to offer better battery life. Longer.

Conclusion

This is all we have at the moment about the iPhone 16 phones that are expected to arrive in the first weeks of the last month of the third quarter of 2024.

Without a doubt, Apple will not return to the Lightning port again, and will continue to use the USB-C port from now on. The new port could provide faster charging and data transfer speeds on the iPhone 16 compared to the iPhone 15 series.

Also with the upcoming Pro models supporting the WiFi 7 standard, it is imperative that these phones get higher internet speed, lower latency, and a more consistent and stable connection.

Ibrahim Turki

I have been working in the electronic press for years and have a passion for reading and writing about various technical news. You'll find me writing about computers, smartphones, operating systems, applications, and even networks and the Internet. I always strive to provide elegant and simple visual content that suits technology followers in our Arab world.
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