What is the Rumor about the iPhone 16 Pro Camera?

Iphone 16 Pro

Though Apple launched its iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models in 2023, rumors, leakers, and analytics have already started looking to the iPhone 16 lineup coming in the fall of 2024. We know it’s hard to believe, but that’s the reality!

With the release of the iPhone 15 and 15 Pro series, Apple surprised many with its advanced integration of software functions and innovative features. Similarly, we expect the world’s renowned phone maker to come up with something more significant for its upcoming phone models.

To satisfy your curiosity, we have rounded up all the big reports and rumors about the iPhone 16 here. Please read till the end to explore what new ideas the iPhone 16 would bring to your table.

What New Ideas Does iPhone 16 Have?

Considering all iPhone releases, Apple is expected to introduce its iPhone 16 series in the FALL of 2024. Though there could be a sort of delay, as the iPhone 12 was launched in October 2020, it is pretty safe to say that you will be able to see the iPhone 16 lineup in September 2024.

Recently, Apple has announced three prototypes for the iPhone 16 series, each with slightly different key aspects. All three prototypes feature a vertically aligned camera, which will allow you to record spatial video for the Vision Pro headset. Additionally, the iPhone 16 Pro models are expected to have a triple-lens camera system with a new “Capture Buton.”

It is rumored that the iPhone 16 series will bring some significant changes in terms of specifications, design, and display. The manufacturer is ready to increase the screen size for the iPhone 16 Pro to 6.3 inches, which will be the first significant screen size upgrade in several years. However, it is worth mentioning that these screen size changes will only be limited to the iPhone 16 Pro models, while the iPhone 16 models will have the same size as the iPhone 15 lineup.

Furthermore, Apple is thinking of introducing new A-series chips for its iPhone 16 series. You could also expect some major improvements in performance, critical specifications, and efficiency. An “Action Button” that was first introduced to the iPhone 15 Pro models could be expected to expand to all iPhone 16 lineups.

Though our write-up rounds up only early rumors about the iPhone 16 series, let’s explore these upgrades in more detail:

What New Ideas Does iPhone 16 Have?

Screen Size

It looks like Apple may change the screen size and design of the iPhone 16 models. As mentioned earlier, the manufacturer released three prototypes for the iPhone 16 lineup with distinctive designs. All these three prototype designs have some differences. For example, one model features an iPhone X-style camera, while the others have separate lenses. Additionally, these designs have a unified volume button with standard or haptics mechanical volume buttons.

It is rumored that the base model of the iPhone 16 would have a Capture Button located on the body’s right edge. Meanwhile, the mmWave Antenna is expected to be relocated to the left edge of the body.

Also, according to multiple sources, Apple will change the screen sizes for iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max. The iPhone 16 Pro is expected to come with a 6.27-inch display, while the 16 Pro Max could feature a larger display of 6.85 inches.

Here is a quick comparison of the sizes of both the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro series:

AspectsiPhone 15 Pro iPhone 16 Pro
Display 6.1 inches6.27 inches
Weight 187 grams197 grams
Height 146.6 mm149.6 mm
Width 70.60 mm71.45 mm
Thickness 8.25 mm8.25 mm

With increased screen sizes, the physical dimensions of the iPhone 16 will also have a slight bump. So, the iPhone 16 Pro and Pro Max models are expected to be wider and taller than the current iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max models. The weight will also increase slightly for both models, but the thickness will remain the same.

In terms of display technology, the OLED panels of the iPhone 16 series will use micro-lens technology for efficient power consumption and improved brightness. The Micro-Lens Array (MLA) utilizes a uniform pattern of billions of lenses inside the panel to increase perceived brightness while reducing power consumption. Thanks to the improved design and materials, the OLED displays of the iPhone 16 series will also be more power efficient.

Solid State Buttons

Apple may introduce new haptic buttons for the iPhone 16 lineup, which were initially supposed to come from the iPhone 15 Pro models. The company wanted to introduce the iPhone 15 Pro series with solid-state power, volume, and mute buttons. However, this feature was pulled from the iPhone 15 Pro phones due to technical issues. Now, Apple is ready to introduce its previous unified button design on the iPhone 16 lineup.

That means the new Apple phones will feature solid-state button technology as well as the new Capture Buttons. The new haptic buttons can be used like physical buttons, but no actual button press occurs when you touch or press them. Instead, this technology uses a haptic vibration to mimic a button press and give off the sensation of pressing down.

Though the solid-state button technology has improved protection against water and dust, it requires extra hardware inside the phone. So, Apple will supposedly add two additional Taptic Engines to the iPhone 16 models to support this technology.

Apple has already introduced this solid-state technology for the Touch ID Home buttons on the MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and iPhone SE models. When you press a gesture on these devices, it feels like you have pressed a button. However, in reality, it’s just a solid surface with haptic feedback.

iPhone 16 Pro Camera


The camera capabilities of the iPhone 16 models are going to stun you in numerous ways. According to multiple sources, the new Apple phones could feature an improved 48 MP ultra-wide lens to capture dramatic and stunning images even in low-light conditions.

Plus, the camera of the iPhone 16 models will have an eight-part hybrid lens with six plastic elements and two glass elements. Ultra-wide and telephoto camera lenses are also expected to see significant improvements. You could expect 5x telephoto lenses for both the iPhone 16 Pro and Pro Max models.

We don’t have much information about the camera layout of the iPhone 16 lineup, but it is expected to come up with a vertical camera layout. The iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 series feature a diagonal camera layout, but the new swap will allow you to record spatial videos using both Wide and Ultrawide lenses. Surprisingly, Apple may add a super periscope telephoto camera to the iPhone 16 Pro Max for an increased optical zoom.


The base model of the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Pro is expected to be powered up by an A17 chip. BUT this may not be the same A17 Pro chip that Apple has currently used in the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max models. The company might use the low-cost N3E process for the standard A17 chip. This node is more affordable with a higher yield, lower efficiency, and reduced transistor density.

Typically, Apple does not design chips, specifically for the standard iPhone models. The company’s devices either adopt the chip from the prior year’s iPhone model or use the same one as the Pro models. For example, the iPhone 15 uses the A16 chip that was previously introduced for the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max.

In addition to the new chip, the iPhone 16 models are expected to have a new thermal design to combat overheating. One rumor has suggested that Apple is working on a graphene thermal system for its iPhone 16 lineup. Also, the new Apple phones may have a metal battery casing to improve heat dissipation. This system has a higher thermal conductivity than the copper ones.

The Bottom Line

So that sums up today’s list of the new ideas Apple may introduce for its iPhone 16 lineup. The world’s renowned phone maker is ready to grab everyone’s attention with its impressive iPhone 16 series in the fall of 2024.

Along with major camera upgrades, the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max models will feature a larger display. Additionally, the new Apple phones may include solid-state button technology to give you a more personalized experience. Though Apple has not announced the price of the iPhone 16 series, the company may need to increase the pricing to avoid impacting its overall revenue.