Speculations suggest 5 major improvements for iPhone 16 series in 2024

We are still at least ten months away from the arrival of the iPhone 16. But even though much could change between now and when the iPhone 16 series launches, there are five improvements that we are very likely to see on the iPhone 16 models.

Display analyst Ross Young believes Apple will increase the size of the iPhone 16 Pro displays from 6.1 and 6.7 inches to 6.3 and 6.9 inches, respectively. Even the Apple blog MacRumors shared leaked details about the size and weight of the next Pro phones, and they line up with these reports.

The base iPhone 17 models are not expected to copy this change, as the cheaper versions of the iPhone 16 will stick with 6.1 and 6.7-inch panels.

With the iPhone 15 Pro series, Apple unveiled its first processor based on a 3nm process. The A17 Pro slightly improves the CPU but features a revamped GPU. Apple is expected to change the process of how its upcoming A18 chip will be made, likely bringing improvements in power consumption, heat management, and CPU power.

Jeff Pu, a tech analyst, says Apple will develop at least two variations of the A18 chip — one base model and a Pro version for the Pro phones. Although it’s unclear how the specifications will change, he claims that Apple will switch from the N3E manufacturing process to N3B.

With the iPhone 15 Pro Max, Apple added an exclusive lens with 5x optical zoom. The Elec reported that Apple plans to add a periscope lens on both Pro models.

Analyst Jeff Pu believes Apple will upgrade the Ultra Wide lens on the iPhone 16 Pro models to feature 48MP resolution. In other words, that means users will be able to shoot pictures in RAW with even more detail.

Of all these features, this is the one we’ve heard the most about in recent weeks. According to Jeff Pu, Apple is building a few hundred AI servers in 2023 and even more next year. By combining cloud-based AI and on-device data processing, Apple would finally roll out its generative AI to iPhone and iPad by late 2024.