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iPhone 16 Pro Processor & Camera Updates

Latest insights reveal processor parity and potential camera enhancements across iPhone 16 models.

Positive updates are available for those hesitant to spend on an expensive iPhone 16 Pro or iPhone 16 Pro Max, as the most recent disclosure implies that all four iPhone 16 variants will possess the identical processor.

MacRumors has obtained data about preliminary versions of iOS 18, encompassing references to all four anticipated iPhone 16 variants: iPhone 16, iPhone 16 Plus, iPhone 16 Pro, and iPhone 16 Pro Max. All four are denoted as utilizing the Tahiti processor, which is supposedly Apple’s internal designation for the A18.

Over the past few years, only the Pro iPhones have been equipped with the newest processor, with the standard models receiving the processor from the preceding year. For instance, the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are powered by an A17 Pro processor, while the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are powered by an A16 Bionic, a processor that can also be found in the older iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max.

However, if this disclosure is precise, the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus will be equipped with a brand-new processor, the same one as the Pro models. This would signify a significant, two-generation advancement in performance from the A16 Bionic-powered iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus.

This would also imply that you could acquire the most potent iPhone processor without purchasing one of the priciest models. Although it’s plausible that the Pro models will possess more RAM, which could provide them with an advantage.

MacRumors indicates that it’s also plausible that there will be two variants of the A18, such as an A18 and an A18 Pro, with the Pro models receiving the latter. In this scenario, these phones might not all receive precisely the same processor after all.

Regardless, another intriguing detail in this disclosure is that there’s no reference to an iPhone 16 Ultra, which some reports suggest might be launched in place of, or in addition to, the iPhone 16 Pro Max, as an even more luxurious option.

The iPhone 16 series – specifically the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max – are anticipated to be among the top camera phones. We can foresee this, as Apple’s premium phones usually are. However, due to leaks and rumors, we can also anticipate the actual camera hardware.

Below, you’ll discover an in-depth examination of the most probable camera specifications for each of the four predicted iPhone 16 models.

This is primarily based on leaks, with a few informed estimations included. Therefore, none of these specifications are verified at this point – and they won’t be until the iPhone 16 series is unveiled, likely in September – but they’re our best estimations currently.

iPhone 16 Camera Forecasts

Projected iPhone 16 camera specifications Primary camera: 48MP, f/1.6, 1/1.56-inch Ultra-wide camera: 12MP, f/2.4 (120-degree field of view) Telephoto camera: N/A Selfie camera: 12MP, f/1.9, 1/3.6-inch Regrettably, we’re not anticipating any significant enhancements for the iPhone 16’s camera. According to one source, the iPhone 16 will retain the same 12MP f/2.4 ultra-wide camera as its predecessor, and will once again only have a dual-lens camera. If it does possess that ultra-wide camera, then a 120-degree field of view can be expected. They also mention that it will be missing the auto-focus and macro mode provided by Pro models.

Several leaked images also only display a dual-lens camera on the iPhone 16, so it appears highly improbable that Apple will introduce a third lens.

As a result, there likely won’t be a dedicated telephoto lens, and while we haven’t received much information about the main sensor, we anticipate it will be the same 48MP f/1.6 one as the iPhone 15 has, since that was an enhancement last year, and it’s unlikely that Apple will upgrade that camera again so soon.

However, one alteration we might observe is to the lens arrangement, with leaked images implying they’ll be organized vertically rather than diagonally on the iPhone 16. This is speculated to facilitate the recording of spatial videos, which could subsequently be viewed on an Apple Vision Pro.

Regarding the selfie camera, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (known for accurate Apple insights) suggests no changes, implying a likely 12MP f/1.9 shooter similar to the previous year. Considering that even the iPhone 15 Pro Max only has a selfie camera with these specifications, it’s improbable that the iPhone 16 would receive an upgrade here.

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iPhone 16 Plus Camera Forecasts

Projected iPhone 16 Plus camera specifications Primary camera: 48MP, f/1.6, 1/1.56-inch Ultra-wide camera: 12MP, f/2.4 (120-degree field of view) Telephoto camera: N/A Selfie camera: 12MP, f/1.9, 1/3.6-inch We haven’t received much specific information about the cameras on the iPhone 16 Plus, but based on previous patterns, they’ll likely mirror those on the standard iPhone 16.

You can refer to our detailed forecasts above, but in summary, it’s expected to have a dual-lens rear camera with a 48MP f/1.6 main sensor, and a 12MP f/2.4 ultra-wide (with a 120-degree field of view). These are the same specifications as the iPhone 15 Plus, and we’ve also heard that it will retain the same 12MP f/1.9 selfie shooter.

The only rumored modification is to the arrangement of the lenses, from diagonal to horizontal, which might enable the iPhone 16 Plus to record spatial videos for use on the Apple Vision Pro.

iPhone 16 Pro Camera Forecasts

Anticipated iPhone 16 Pro camera specifications Primary camera: 48MP, f/1.8, 1/1.14-inch Ultra-wide camera: 48MP, 1/2.6-inch Telephoto camera: 12MP, f/2.8, 1/3.06-inch, 120mm (5x optical zoom) Selfie camera: 12MP, f/1.9, 1/3.6-inch While the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus likely won’t receive any significant camera upgrades, the iPhone 16 Pro might.

The primary upgrade here could be the addition of a 12MP f/2.8 periscope camera with 5x optical zoom, replacing the iPhone 15 Pro’s 3x telephoto camera. This new sensor would be the one we’ve already observed on the iPhone 15 Pro Max, and numerous leaks have suggested the iPhone 16 Pro will receive this periscope camera, so that’s probable.

The other rumored upgrade is to the iPhone 16 Pro’s ultra-wide camera, which could be 48MP this year, an increase from 12MP on the iPhone 15 Pro, and may possess a larger 1/2.6-inch sensor.

We’ve also heard that the iPhone 16 Pro could feature a stacked camera design, which might enhance

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