January 31, 2024 – Recent reports suggest that Apple’s upcoming iPhone 16 series will not feature any significant design overhauls, according to noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International Securities. In his report, Kuo anticipates that the tech giant is unlikely to introduce a radically redesigned iPhone until 2025 at the earliest. This delay also implies that more comprehensive and differentiated generative AI or applications are on the horizon for future iPhone models.
Echoing similar sentiments, investment bank Barclays has also forecasted that the iPhone 16 lineup may not offer substantial changes or compelling new features or upgrades. However, this doesn’t mean that the upcoming series won’t have any notable improvements.
Rumors suggest that the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max could sport larger displays, measuring 6.3 inches and 6.9 inches respectively. Additionally, the series is expected to include a dedicated camera button, which could be a mechanical design element. This button is rumored to support touch-based functions like zooming in and out while capturing images. Interestingly, the button’s functionality could change based on the amount of pressure applied, with a light press focusing the camera and a harder press snapping a photo.
While these rumored features hint at some enhancements in the photography department, it remains to be seen how Apple will balance this with the overall design philosophy of the iPhone 16 series.