The release of the iPhone 16 lineup is slated for late 2024, with preliminary details surfacing from supply chain sources. Regrettably, leaks suggest that the standard iPhone 16 and 16 Plus will maintain 60Hz screens for another year. Meanwhile, the iPhone 16 Pro and Pro Max are expected to feature slightly larger displays, measuring 6.27 inches and 6.86 inches, respectively, with 120Hz LTPO support. However, there is skepticism about the Pro Max’s size increase, urging caution in accepting this information.
Contrastingly, the standard iPhone 16 and 16 Plus are anticipated to retain their current sizes of 6.12 inches and 6.69 inches. Notably, industry insider Ross Young appears to corroborate this information, mentioning that Pro Motion technology will be introduced to the standard models in 2025 with the iPhone 17 family.
Looking ahead to the 2024 iPhone 16 lineup, the inclusion of Dynamic Island on all models is expected. There’s speculation that the A17 Pro chipset might be featured in the standard phones, while the Pro siblings could see the new A18 SoC.
While some long-time iPhone users might not be bothered by another year of a 60Hz display, the displays on Apple’s premium base iPhones are being viewed as less competitive compared to the high refresh rate offerings in Android’s flagship and midrange lineup. This is especially notable considering that a $700 base iPhone still features a 60Hz screen, while a $200-ish Android phone offers a high refresh rate display.
Earlier reports suggested a punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera, but it seems this won’t be the case with the iPhone 16. Similarly, speculation about an under-display face unlock module is circulating, but it’s not anticipated until at least the iPhone 17.