Supply chain sources have leaked the display specs for next year’s iPhone lineup. The iPhone 16 Pro and 16 Pro Max will have larger screens – 6.27-inch and 6.86-inch, both 120Hz LTPO panels. You may find it hard to believe the size of the 16 Pro Max display.
With the vanilla iPhone 16 and 16 Plus, expect the same 6.12-inch and 6.69-inch sizes and 60Hz refresh rate. Pro Motion is only coming to vanilla models in 2025, according to industry insider Ross Young.
Unsurprisingly, all 2024 iPhone 16 models will have Dynamic Island. Despite Apple’s expensive base iPhones’ displays beginning to look uncompetitive in comparison to Android’s midrange and flagship models, legacy iPhone buyers may not mind going another year with a 60Hz display.
Apple’s iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are powered by the same A16 Bionic chip used in last year’s iPhone 14 Pro. Meanwhile, the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max feature TSMC’s 3nm-based A17 Pro chip.
The A18 chip will be used for all four iPhone 16 models, which will be manufactured using TSMC’s second-generation 3nm chip fabrication process, called N3E. In comparison to TSMC’s first-generation 3nm process, N3B used for the A17 Pro chip in the iPhone 15 Pro, this process will be less expensive and yield will improve.
Pu also predicted which chipsets will be used in each iPhone 16 model. According to him, the standard iPhone 16 models will get the A18 chip, while the Pro models will get the A18 Pro chip. N3E is TSMC’s process for fabricating chips, as mentioned earlier.
It’s important to note that Pu is probably making an educated guess about the marketing names since the iPhone 16 lineup is still a year away. Whether Apple will actually use the A18 and A18 Pro branding or stick with its recent A17 and A18 Pro branding remains to be seen. Pu has a good record when it comes to predicting Apple’s plans, despite the uncertainty about the marketing names.