A month ago, Apple introduced their new family of phones: the iPhone 15. Since then, we haven’t stopped talking about them in this house, and we will continue to do so for the rest of the year… not to mention that we are gradually starting to discuss the upcoming release: the iPhone 16.
And it’s interesting because we’ve heard about the upcoming iPhone 16, which is peculiar considering we don’t expect them until almost a year from now. But a reputable analyst has shared some detailed predictions about these phones, giving us an idea of what we can expect.
According to Jeff Pu of Haitong International Securities, in a note to investors seen by 9to5Mac, the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max could be substantial upgrades from the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max.
New cameras and larger screens
On one hand, both phones will apparently feature a new 48 MP ultra-wide camera, compared to the current models’ 12 MP.
And both will apparently have screens that are 0.2 inches larger than their predecessors, measuring 6.1 and 6.7 inches.
A better processor and much more speed
Additionally, it is said that both phones will be equipped with an A18 Bionic chipset, although the RAM capacities will remain at 8 GB, similar to this year’s models.
Pu also claims that the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max will have a new Snapdragon X75 modem, capable of 5G speeds of up to 7.5 Gbps, and they will be compatible with Wi-Fi 7, allowing Wi-Fi speeds of up to 46 Gbps.
It’s likely that these speeds won’t be reached with current cellular and internet service providers, but this means you could potentially get higher speeds than what current iPhones are capable of, both on 5G and Wi-Fi.
Finally, regarding these phones, Pu states that the iPhone 16 Pro will feature the 5x optical zoom camera, which is currently exclusive to the iPhone 15 Pro Max. He explains that this is due to the slightly larger size of the phone, as there apparently wasn’t enough space for this camera in the iPhone 15 Pro.
However, don’t expect any improvement in the zoom of the iPhone 16 Pro Max, as both Pro models will have the same 12 MP 5x optical zoom camera as the iPhone 15 Pro Max.
More RAM for the iPhone 16?
Pu also made some predictions about the standard iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus, stating that these two phones will have only a dual-lens rear camera, and there won’t be any update to the ultra-wide-angle lens, meaning it will remain at 12 MP and lack the macro mode featured in the latest Pro models.
The main camera is not mentioned, but given that it received a significant update to 48 MP this year, substantial changes are not to be expected either.
Pu does point out that the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus will feature an A17 Pro chipset, similar to the current Pro models. This was expected, as Apple has been accustomed to equipping standard models with the same chipset as the previous year’s Pro models.
However, they assure that they will receive a RAM upgrade, going from 6 GB to 8 GB, and they will be updated to Wi-Fi 6e. Nevertheless, they will still lag behind the iPhone 16 Pro and Pro Max in terms of WiFi speed if the latter are compatible with WiFi 7, and they won’t match the Pro models in 5G speed either, according to Pu, as there seemingly won’t be any changes to the 5G modem.
It’s worth noting that many of these details have been mentioned before, by Pu and others, but there are some new details, including data speeds and RAM amounts.
However, it’s also very early to know information about the iPhone 16, so we’ll take this with a good dose of skepticism. The details could be inaccurate, and even if Apple takes them into account, everything could change.