WWDC 2024: Apple to Unveil iOS 18 and iPhone 16 Series with New Design Elements

March 27, 2024 – Apple has officially announced that its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will take place from June 10 to June 14, Pacific Time. The highly anticipated event is expected to unveil the next generation of operating systems, including iOS 18 and iPadOS 18.

Meanwhile, new information about the upcoming iPhone 16 series, which is rumored to be the first to ship with iOS 18 preinstalled, has been leaked by Macrumors.

According to the leaked molds, the overall design of the iPhone 16 series remains largely consistent with previous rumors, featuring the current Dynamic Island and rear camera setup. The Pro version is expected to retain its titanium frame.

However, the iPhone 16 Pro is rumored to have a slightly larger body due to an increased screen size of 6.3 inches, compared to the 6.1-inch display of the iPhone 15 Pro. The dimensions of the iPhone 16 Pro are reported to be 149.6×71.4×8.4mm, while the iPhone 15 Pro measures 146.6×70.6×8.25mm.

One notable change in the design of the iPhone 16 series is the addition of a new camera button located below the power button on the right side of the device. This button will allow users to quickly capture photos and videos, and it is also rumored to support touch-based functions such as zoom by swiping left or right.

Interestingly, the millimeter wave module, which was previously located on the left side of the device in some regions such as the US, is now rumored to be moved below the volume buttons on the left side of the iPhone 16 series.

As for the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus, they are expected to feature a vertical dual-camera setup on the rear, as previously rumored. Additionally, the silent switch is rumored to be replaced by a physical button, and both models will also include the new camera button on the right side, similar to the Pro version. Other than these changes, the design of the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus is expected to remain largely unchanged.

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