The world of technology is always in constant motion, and rumors about Apple’s upcoming iPhones are making headlines. Recently, leaked images have surfaced that could give us a glimpse into some of the innovations of the iPhone 16, especially concerning its internal components and photographic capabilities: a significant improvement in the battery system and advancements in camera technology.
A more efficient and durable battery
The first major innovation comes in the form of an update to the battery of the iPhone 16 Pro. According to images leaked by Kosutami, a leaker known for several accurate predictions about Apple’s plans, the new model would feature a 3,355 mAh battery, slightly larger than the 3,274 mAh in the iPhone 15 Pro. Although the capacity increase is modest, around 2.5%, the real interest lies in the change in the battery design.
The iPhone 16 Pro would mark the departure from the traditional black sheet casing used until now, opting for a frosted metal casing. The change isn’t purely aesthetic, despite looking great in photos; it significantly enhances the battery’s thermal efficiency. This type of casing is already present in some models of the Apple Watch, yielding positive results in temperature management. Lastly, the new battery includes a redesigned connector, although the specific details of this modification are still unclear.
Advancements in the camera zoom
Regarding photography, we’re also expecting changes. Following the path set by the iPhone 15 Pro Max, it’s anticipated that the iPhone 16 Pro models will incorporate the tetraprismatic lens system, thus enhancing the optical zoom capabilities. This has been rumored in the past and was reiterated recently by Ming-Chi Kuo.
The iPhone 15 Pro Max was the first to introduce this system, allowing for an optical zoom of up to 5x—a feature that wasn’t included in the Pro model due to space limitations and production performance issues with these lenses. However, with the iPhone 16 Pro, Apple aims to overcome these obstacles.
There are rumors that the device’s size will increase to 6.3 inches, providing more space for the camera hardware. Additionally, Apple has purportedly improved the production performance of these lenses, increasing from a 40% yield to 70% or more. This enhancement would generate enough units to include the tetraprismatic technology in both Pro models, paving the way for future lens improvements.
While these changes may seem incremental, they represent significant advancements in two crucial areas: battery durability and efficiency, and photography quality. Remembering that the sales of the iPhone 15 are ‘the highest we’ve seen in years,’ according to this carrier, it’s true that we still have a long way to go before we see the first iPhone 16. However, it’s evident that Apple is already working at full throttle to make them as capable and powerful as possible.