Apple’s upcoming iPhone 16 series will feature noticeable changes in design and features, differing from its predecessors with a fresh approach to camera placement and model range.
The latest leak from Majin Bu shows a shift from the traditional horizontal camera setup to a more streamlined vertical one. This setup not only offers a sleek, minimalist aesthetic, but also brings the iPhone 16 series closer to the design sensibilities of modern Android devices.
According to the leak, the iPhone 16 series is expected to feature five different models, expanding its range to cater to different market segments. The lineup includes the iPhone 16 SE, 16 Plus SE, iPhone 16, 16 Pro, and 16 Pro Max. This expansion indicates a strategic merger of the iPhone SE line with the broader iPhone 16 portfolio, hinting at Apple’s intention to offer consumers more options at different price points.
The entry-level iPhone 16 SE and 16 Plus SE are expected to have a dynamic island, a single camera, a 60 Hz display, and a slightly reduced battery capacity. These models are designed for the budget segment.
The standard iPhone 16 model is rumored to improve the user experience with a 120Hz display, dual cameras, and increased battery capacity, positioning it as an attractive option for the mid-range market.
The iPhone 16 Pro and Pro Max models, which are the top of the line, are expected to have premium features, setting new standards for performance and innovation in Apple’s smartphone offerings. In addition, it is expected that all models (except SE) will be equipped with higher capacity batteries this time.
Apple has been maintaining the same iPhone design for several years now without any significant updates, with consumer dissatisfaction with this stagnation evident during last year’s launch. With global sales growing rapidly, Apple likely believes that now is the right time to unveil a new design, expecting that this move will not only meet consumer expectations but also contribute to further revenue growth.
The leaker also mentioned an iPhone model under test with a style similar to the iPhone XR, including a dynamic island and a color scheme similar to the iPhone 15. According to him, at first he thought it was the iPhone SE, but now he is not sure.