iPhone 16 Pro rumored to get faster 5G, Wi-Fi 7, camera improvements

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in iPhone edited October 2023

An analyst is is not going too far out on a limb with claims that the iPhone 16 Pro in 2024 will feature "5G Advanced," get Wi-Fi 7, and a better Ultrawide camera lens.

iPhone 16 Pro will have a faster
iPhone 16 Pro will have a faster "5G Advanced" modem



Pu's notes to investors are reportedly based on information from the supply chain, but this time they read more like speculation. Alongside the faster 5G, Pu says the iPhone 16 Pro may have Wi-Fi 7, and camera improvements.

All of his predictions, including more about chassis size changes, have been claimed before.

The only claim where Pu is specific is to do with the "5G Advanced" one. As well as saying that Apple will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon X75 modem in the iPhone 16 Pro, he says the company will not use it in the regular iPhone 16.

As well as the faster speeds, this X75 model has a combined mmWave and sub-6GHz transceiver, which makes for a smaller component that also uses less power.

Apple is continuing to use Qualcomm modems while its own in-house ones are being developed. However, it has traditionally used one variety of Qualcomm modem across each year's whole iPhone range.

If it hasn't proved economically necessary to have two different modems in the range before, it seems unlikely that it will now. Although it would make for a clear difference between the regular and Pro models, which Apple is said to want.

Jeff Pu regularly reports on Apple's plans, but his track record is poor, and there is nothing revelatory surrounding Thursday's report. Along with many others, he erroneously expected a price increase for the iPhone 15 Pro Max, for instance.

Plus he cautioned that the iPhone 15 Pro Max would also be delayed a month until October 2023, which obviously didn't happen.

Read on AppleInsider

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 16
    Thank god iPhone 16 is going to be faster… I’m sick of waiting all day for my iPhone 15 to complete tasks.
    Afarstarwilliamlondon
  • Reply 2 of 16
    jacajaca said:
    Thank god iPhone 16 is going to be faster… I’m sick of waiting all day for my iPhone 15 to complete tasks.
    Same here, im tired of shooting the moon of not being smooth surface
    williamlondon
  • Reply 3 of 16
    You don't say, it is unusual for Apple to slightly increase their cameras, make things a little faster and change the back in the front of the phone that nobody asked them to. Can't wait for another exciting! Wait wait boring year for apple
    williamlondon
  • Reply 4 of 16
    Was there ever an iPhone release with no camera improvements or that got slower?
    pulseimageswilliamlondon
  • Reply 5 of 16
    Why report on a person that has a lousy track record of predicting things? 
    williamlondon
  • Reply 6 of 16
    M68000M68000 Posts: 702member
    jacajaca said:
    Thank god iPhone 16 is going to be faster… I’m sick of waiting all day for my iPhone 15 to complete tasks.  Yeah,  not sure what faster speed will mean for average user or even 99 percent if users
    edited October 2023
  • Reply 7 of 16
    JinTechJinTech Posts: 1,011member
    In other news, the sky is blue y’all. 
    williamlondon
  • Reply 8 of 16
    Mike WuertheleMike Wuerthele Posts: 6,818administrator
    Why report on a person that has a lousy track record of predicting things? 
    Because context is important. Other venues have and will report on it, uncritically.

    williamlondonAlex1N
  • Reply 9 of 16
    danoxdanox Posts: 2,681member
    jacajaca said:
    Thank god iPhone 16 is going to be faster… I’m sick of waiting all day for my iPhone 15 to complete tasks.
    ???????????
    edited October 2023 williamlondon
  • Reply 10 of 16
    eightzeroeightzero Posts: 3,040member
    My iPhone doesn't need wifi 7. I get 5G speeds now that are 3x faster than my cable modem at home. But...i would like wifi 7...on a new Airport. Apple could do a bang up job with home wifi products these days. Think VPN, integration with AppleTV etc.
  • Reply 11 of 16
    Shocker. Like the next iPhone will be even newer then the last iphone. Personally , I don’t need faster internet on my phone. Never had any speed problem with any Apple device ( except for Time Machine).



  • Reply 12 of 16
    Smartphones are in a weird place. Not just Apple, everybody. Competition and marketing demand a yearly upgrade cycle and yet what's possible now in tech advances year to year--i.e, not much--argues against yearly upgrades. Samsung and Google look more to new form factors (folding phones of various types) as a reason to upgrade, but that has never been Apple's thing. The iPhone 4 and iPhone X were Apple's game-changing designs that drove a lot of excitement and sales even though they stayed within Apple's traditional candy bar form factor. I was hoping the iPhone 16 Pro might be the next game-changer design moment for Apple, but I'm thinking that probably won't happen now after the design refresh of the 15 Pro. 

    I think the new 5X lens in the Pro Max is a great example of "advancement" to keep up with competition that was a real step backward for actual photography because it replaced the far more useful... and used... 3X lens. This is a bad tradeoff. The tricky bit of marketing is that Apple refers to these as "zoom" lenses--and I thought the new lens in the Pro Max was an optical zoom that would handle the 3X to 5x range. But it's not a zoom lens in the optical sense. The 5X is a single, fixed focal length lens that's a 120mm lens equivalent. The problem is that Pro Max only shifts to the 5X lens at 120mm and above. That leaves the single focal length 24mm main camera to cover a huge range from 1X to 4.9X. And since it's not an optical zoom lens, it does this by sensor crops and computational photography tricks that all amount to flavors of digital zoom. More than 90% of all photos are shot in the 24-85mm range and the Pro Max has one fixed focal length lens at 24mm to cover all of that. The 15 Pro and all previous Pro models shifted to the 3X lens at 77mm, so the main lens isn't pushed nearly as hard in the range it must cover with digital zoom. 

    But listen: if you're heavily into wildlife and sports photography, the 5X lens will be great in offering a true optical 120mm lens so that you're not pushing a 3X lens so hard to cover telephoto distances with digital zoom. However, for everyone else, losing a 3X lens for the 5X lens means you'll be using a lot more digital zoom in a lot more of your photos, plus losing the gorgeous 3X portrait mode for 5X, which requires much greater distance from your subject. For most photographers, the Pro Max offers a different camera system, not a better one. 
    edited October 2023 gatorguyAlex1Nmuthuk_vanalingam
  • Reply 13 of 16
    Phew. What a relief for Tim. I heard his development team told him that the be t iPhone would be slower and with worse cameras. He had his marketing team sweat all the time to justify „this is the best iPhone we ever made“. 
    Everyone can relax now. 
    Ok, maybe the devs not so. ;) 
  • Reply 14 of 16
    thttht Posts: 5,352member
    Come on Apple, put in eye and hand tracking. ;)

    Also, add USB3 protocol data to MagSafe. Use, a Smart Connector with 9 pins, use a light interface, whatever, but keep making MagSafe accessories more and more functional.
    edited October 2023
  • Reply 15 of 16
    Phew. What a relief for Tim. I heard his development team told him that the be t iPhone would be slower and with worse cameras. He had his marketing team sweat all the time to justify „this is the best iPhone we ever made“. 
    Bigger bezels too. Gotta have those 
  • Reply 16 of 16
    samrodsamrod Posts: 60unconfirmed, member
    tht said:
    Come on Apple, put in eye and hand tracking. ;)
    Better yet: butt tracking! I'm sure many influencers would appreciate it. 
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