iPhone 16, iPhone 16 Plus to support increased RAM, faster Wi-Fi: report

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The iPhone 16series will include iPhone 16, iPhone 16 Plus, iPhone 16 Pro, and iPhone 16 Pro Max.
  • The A18 processor will drive the upcoming iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus.
  • The iPhone 16 Pro and Pro Max are expected to be powered by the A18 Pro series is scheduled to be launched later this year and it will include t,, , and  Several leaks and rumuors about these iPhones have been emerging online, hinting at key details. Now, analyst Jeff Pu has come up with the details regarding hipset, RAM, and Wi-Fi.

iPhone 16, iPhone 16 Plus chipset, RAM, Wi-Fi details

  • The analyst reports (via) that the A18 processor will drive the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus, marking the first instance of base model iPhones utilising a 3-nanometer fabrication for enhanced power and efficiency.
  • According to Pu, the iPhone 16 is set to have 8GB of RAM, a step up from the current 6GB found in the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus.
  • Wi-Fi 6E support is expected for thand, a feature currently exclusive to the iPhone 15 Pro models.
  • In contrast, the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus only support Wi-Fi 6, while Wi-Fi 6E promises faster speeds, lower latency, and overall
  • Meanwhile, the upcoming o and  are expected to be powered by the new A18 Pro chip, featuring the Qualcomm X75 modem, as noted by Pu. In contrast, the iPhone 16 and  are anticipated to utilize the Qualcomm X70 modem.
  • It is worth noting that the entire iPhone 15 lineup currently incorporates the Qualcomm X70 modem, providing a noticeable enhancement in 5G speeds compared to the Qualcomm X65 modem used in the iPhone 14.

Details about the iPhone 16 series

As per a recent report, all models of the iPhone 16 series are expected to incorporate a capacitive Action Button, a departure from the mechanical buttons found on the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. This implies that the new Action Button could operate similarly to the Touch ID Home button on older iPhones or the Force Touch Trackpad on more recent MacBooks.

Internal documents disclose that the Action Button’s codename is Atlas, featuring a force sensor capable of analyzing pressure and providing “tact-switching functionality”. Also, the documents reference a Capture button on the iPhone 16 series, suggesting a function similar to that of the Action Button.

  • iPhone 16 could come with a vertical camera layout.
  •  prototypes suggest two designs of this camera arrangement.
  • The new iPhones may also bring a capacitive Action Button and Capture Button.
  • Apple is expected to rejig the rear camera layout of the to look like the iPhone 12. The newly outprototypes show both this and an iPhone X-like design. We also learn about the presence of a capacitive Action Button, and a capacitive Capture button, among other things. Let’s see what’s all new we can expect from the iPhone 16 design.

·        iPhone 16 prototypes: What’s new

  • As per MacRumors, Apple is testing prototypes with a rear camera arrangement like that of an iPhone 11 or 12. So, from diagonal placement, Apple could be moving back to the vertical layout of the dual rear cameras on this phone. This could be a design cue for prospective buyers to discern the new iPhone.
  • If Apple designers decide to take things even back, the could look like an iPhone X. That would make it really distinct but somewhat dated. Meanwhile, the position of the flash is expected to remain the same.
  • Speaking of the same, the volume rockers could also appear as two mechanical buttons on the left side, unlike the unified volume button on earlier prototypes. This was being tested as part of the now-cancelled Bongo project within Apple.
  • On the other side, there could be an Action Button on all the models this time around. It is said to be capacitive and different sizes are being tested.

Beneath it, we could get a new capacitive button called Capture Button. For it, Apple has reportedly moved the mmWave antennas to the left side. Not all prototypes have this button though which suggests it could be ditched if Apple faces some hiccups in testing. Also, we don’t exactly know its purpose yet. That’s about everything new we gather from these prototypes. The , codenamed DeLorean, could continue improvements from the iPhone 15 like the Dynamic Island, and USB-C port. It could come in colours like midnight, pink, and yellow. The new iPhone could also get the colours that were developed for the iPhone 15 but didn’t make the final cut.

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