Just when we thought we had enough of the iPhone 15’s dazzle, fresh leaks are fueling the rumor mill around Apple’s next-generation iPhones. New details have emerged about the weights and dimensions of the yet-to-be-released iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Pro models. These leaks come from a reliable source, corroborating earlier reports and shedding light on some intriguing design choices Apple seems to be making.

A Familiar Footprint for iPhone 16 and 16 Plus

According to leaks, the iPhone 16 and its larger counterpart, the iPhone 16 Plus, will stick with dimensions similar to the existing iPhone 15 series. Specifically, the iPhone 16 is expected to weigh 173g, a mere 2g more than its predecessor. Similarly, the iPhone 16 Plus will weigh around 203g. Both models will feature display sizes identical to their predecessors—6.1 inches for the iPhone 16 and 6.7 inches for the iPhone 16 Plus.

However, it’s not all status quo. The iPhone 16 series will reportedly feature a redesigned camera bump with a vertical arrangement, reminiscent of the iPhone 12. Another point of divergence is the new “Capture Button,” a capacitive button that is expected to enhance the phone’s functionality.

Material Choices

As far as materials go, Apple seems to be staying the course. The iPhone 16 and 16 Plus will continue to use the same type of aluminum found in the iPhone 15 series, accompanied by matte back glass.

Bigger Displays for iPhone 16 Pro and Pro Max

The Pro versions of the iPhone 16 series are where things get really interesting. Both the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max are set to feature larger displays. Specifically:

  • iPhone 16 Pro: A 6.27-inch display, up from 6.1 inches
  • iPhone 16 Pro Max: A 6.85-inch display, up from 6.7 inches

The dimensions of these devices will also change accordingly, with the iPhone 16 Pro and Pro Max expected to be slightly taller and wider than their predecessors. Here’s a side-by-side comparison of the expected dimensions and weights:

FeatureiPhone 16 ProiPhone 15 ProiPhone 16 Pro MaxiPhone 15 Pro Max
Thickness8.25 mm8.25 mm8.25 mm8.25 mm
Height149.6 mm146.6 mm163.0 mm159.9 mm
Width71.45 mm70.60 mm77.58 mm76.70 mm
Display6.3″6.1″6.9″6.7″
Weight194 grams187 grams225 grams221 grams

Material and Design Elements

Just like the base models, the Pro versions will also retain their existing material choices, sticking with Grade 5 Titanium. However, both Pro models are expected to feature an entirely new capacitive “Capture Button,” which is aligned with the phone’s focus on enhanced photography capabilities.

Insights into the Future

While the information is still preliminary, it gives us a valuable peek into what Apple may be planning for its next-generation iPhones. According to internal code names “Project Atlas” and “Project Nova,” Apple seems to be working on capacitive buttons that could be a stepping stone to a future button-less, port-less iPhone.

The larger display sizes, particularly for the Pro models, could be necessitated by Apple’s rumored Tetraprism 5x optical zoom camera kit. This would need more internal space, justifying the increase in size.

Final Reflections

The iPhone 16 series is shaping up to be a blend of familiarity and innovation. From maintaining existing dimensions and materials to introducing larger displays and new capacitive buttons, Apple appears to be crafting a device that both honors its past and paves the way for future technology.

While the company has almost a year to finalize these designs, and changes are always possible, these leaks provide a tantalizing glimpse into the future of one of the world’s most iconic smartphones. As always, stay tuned for more updates as we approach another chapter in Apple’s ongoing story.