iPhone 16 Pro will be biggest iPhone yet, aspect ratio rumored to change

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in iPhone edited June 2023

The iPhone 16 Pro will not only be larger, but it will also sport a new aspect ratio, making the smartphone taller than the iPhone 15 Pro and earlier generations.

A render of an iPhone 15 Pro
A render of an iPhone 15 Pro



Speculation about the iPhone 16 Pro models largely covers the display of the device, with claims that it will be bigger than the iPhone 15 Pro and its predecessors. While it will allegedly be bigger, it may also seem to be slightly different in terms of aspect ratio.

In a tweet to his paid subscribers, Ross Young of Display Supply Chain Consultants offers an "iPhone Display Roadmap" detailing what is believed to be the displays used in the iPhone 15, iPhone 16, and iPhone 17, as well as Pro models.

For the iPhone 16, Young continues the narrative of larger displays, at 6.27 inches and 6.86 inches for the Pro and Pro Max variants, but he also includes the aspect ratio. While it is 19.5:9 for the iPhone 13 to iPhone 15 models, as well as the iPhone 16, the Pro versions of iPhone 16 will instead have a 19.6:9 aspect ratio.

Young has previously tweeted about the size of the display increasing slightly to allow for new camera systems to be included in the casing. It is likely that the screen change also allows Apple to make the aspect ratio change too.

To consumers, this should theoretically result in a seemingly longer and narrower iPhone, albeit only slightly.

The roadmap also says that the non-Pro iPhone 16 models will be the same as the iPhone 15 counterparts, including a pill instead of a notch, an LTPS backplane, and screen sizes of 6.12 inches and 6.69 inches.

For the iPhone 17 generation, the Pro models will allegedly gain an "Under panel Face ID + Hole." Meanwhile, the non-Pro versions will gain an LTPO backplane and ProMotion support.

Read on AppleInsider

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 12
    retrogustoretrogusto Posts: 1,118member
    Hopefully this is just an attempt by the display producers to move Apple’s competitors towards larger and larger screens, to increase their own profits. Most people use their phones in portrait orientation most of the time (but eyes are side-by-side), and a thumb also reaches the side more easily than the top, so making the screen slightly wider might be beneficial for reading and watching videos, but making it taller mostly benefits the specs on paper at the expense of usability. The only disadvantage with wider screens is that they don’t fit quite as well in the pocket of tight pants. That can be partially offset by rounding off the rear edges, like some of the earlier iPhone models, with the added benefit of feeling nicer in the hands. 
  • Reply 2 of 12
    mikethemartianmikethemartian Posts: 1,376member
    I’m waiting for the IMAX phone.
    anantksundaramwilliamlondon
  • Reply 3 of 12
    9secondkox29secondkox2 Posts: 2,797member
    I guess they can justify video letterboxing better that way. Hopefully it won’t have the notch anymore. 
  • Reply 4 of 12
    bluefire1bluefire1 Posts: 1,304member
    If the phones keep getting bigger and bigger, I’m going to need to buy new pants with deeper pockets.
  • Reply 5 of 12
    anantksundaramanantksundaram Posts: 20,405member
    Oh wow, big. 

    Such innovation!!!!!
    williamlondon
  • Reply 6 of 12
    macxpressmacxpress Posts: 5,840member
    Oh wow, big. 

    Such innovation!!!!!
    Yeah because thats gonna be the ONLY thing new about the next iPhone lol. What would be innovative is if people would wait and see the product with full specs before making illformed opinions about something they haven't even seen yet. 
    williamlondon
  • Reply 7 of 12
    canukstormcanukstorm Posts: 2,720member
    bluefire1 said:
    If the phones keep getting bigger and bigger, I’m going to need to buy new pants with deeper pockets.
    Don't worry.  I'm sure Apple will eventually sell you a pair
  • Reply 8 of 12
    I don’t know if anyone noticed, but the current iPhone 14 Pro actually have a slightly taller aspect ratio compared to the regular iPhone 14 or older models.
  • Reply 9 of 12
    M68000M68000 Posts: 767member
    Somebody said it earlier here or on another recent post - the iphone X with the 5.8 inch screen is probably the ideal size.  I also kind of miss the rounded iphones of yesteryear.    Give us the 5.8,  a smaller 4.7 and a bigger 6.5 size screen.  All of those sizes available at the same time.  That should take care of everyone.
    edited May 2023
  • Reply 10 of 12
    Waiting for the Panavision/Cinemascope iPhone. 2.40:1, baby!
  • Reply 11 of 12
    anantksundaramanantksundaram Posts: 20,405member
    macxpress said:
    Oh wow, big. 

    Such innovation!!!!!
    Yeah because thats gonna be the ONLY thing new about the next iPhone lol. What would be innovative is if people would wait and see the product with full specs before making illformed opinions about something they haven't even seen yet. 
    I am merely responding to the story, in case you failed to notice :-) Not to Apple’s strategy (about which I know nothing). 

    Btw, what well-informed opinions do you have on this issue?
    muthuk_vanalingam
  • Reply 12 of 12
    But nobody wants "hummer" phones!
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