Since the iPhone is Apple's flagship product, it is subject to annual updates. This year will be the launch of the iPhone 16 models, which promise more advanced features, and since we are in the beginnings of the artificial intelligence revolution, especially generative intelligence, we will see what Apple will offer and how it will make its contribution to it, and if we believe that it will present pioneering technologies that may be unprecedented. . In this article, we discuss the five most important new technologies in the iPhone 16.

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All four iPhone 16 models will come with a completely new button, on the right side of it below the power button. This is where the mmWave 5G antenna is located, so Apple may move it to the other side.

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This button will be dedicated to taking photos and videos when the iPhone is in horizontal orientation. It is primarily designed to capture horizontal 3D video for display on Vision Pro glasses, in addition to being used to capture regular videos and photos as well.

Reports indicate that the button will be a traditional mechanical button similar to the power and volume buttons, but with support for different levels of pressure sensitivity. Users will be able to tap lightly to focus and then press harder to take a photo or start recording. Its functionality will be quite similar to the capture button in the multifunctional camera app.

In addition, the standard iPhone 16 models will also have the Action button, which is currently found in the iPhone 15 models. Therefore, both the Action button and the Capture button will be available across the entire iPhone 16 lineup.

Screen Size

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Apple has been using 6.1- and 6.7-inch screen sizes since the 12 iPhone 2020 models, and it appears that it is planning to introduce slight increases in the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max screens. It is expected that the iPhone 16 Pro will have a screen measuring approximately 6.3 inches, while the iPhone 16 Pro Max will have a screen measuring 6.9 inches. Despite the size adjustment, the thickness of the devices will remain unchanged, although there may be a slight increase in weight due to the larger dimensions.

Unfortunately, the size change will be limited to the ‌iPhone 16 Pro‌ and Pro Max this year, and the ‌iPhone 16‌ and 16 Plus will still measure 6.1 inches and 6.7 inches, respectively.

These modifications will only apply to the Pro models, while the standard iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus models will maintain the same current screen size of 6.1 inches and 6.7 inches, respectively. This decision indicates strategic differentiation in the product range, which is likely aimed at providing diverse options to meet diverse consumer preferences and needs.

Camera upgrades

It appears that Apple is implementing important changes to camera settings across all models of the iPhone 16 lineup. For the regular iPhone 16 and Plus:

◉ New camera design “vertical instead of diagonal”.

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◉ The ability to record spatial video, which is a feature currently exclusive to the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max models.

But the most important improvements are for the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max.

◉ The ultra-wide camera gets a significant boost to 48MP for better low-light photos.

◉ 5x optical zoom added (currently only on Pro model). This uses the wide and ultra-wide cameras, so the new Pro models will be better at spatial video.

Faster 5G connection

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The iPhone 16 Pro models will receive a special upgrade for faster internet. They will be equipped with the new Qualcomm X75 modem chip, and this means better speeds, less power usage, and perhaps fewer dropped connections.

Additionally, it will offer faster 5G connectivity through a technology called “network aggregation” which simply means it can combine multiple data signals for a stronger connection.

It may also come with Wi-Fi 7, which is much faster than it is now. While the regular iPhone 16 will get Wi-Fi 6E.

Generative artificial intelligence

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Apple has been focusing on artificial intelligence a lot lately and has invested particularly heavily in it Generative artificial intelligence. Of course, artificial intelligence depends on software, but it needs hardware that can run this software efficiently.

This is why it is rumored that Apple is making major and major changes to the iOS 18 update based on artificial intelligence, and some of the more advanced features may be limited to the iPhone 16 lineup due to the processing power required.

It is expected that all four iPhone 16 models will receive the A18 chip and perhaps the A18 Pro for the iPhone 16 Pro lineup. These chips will be built on a 3nm process to improve performance and efficiency, which will also allow for the latest artificial intelligence features, and it is expected to include a processor. The A18 has a faster neural engine with “drastically” more cores.

Rumors suggest that Apple wants to do the AI ​​processing on the device itself to maintain privacy, and some powerful performance is needed to make that possible.

There is still plenty of time until the iPhone 16 is released, but we are very close to announcing the iOS 18 update at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference next May, and there will be reliable reports about what the coming days will produce regarding Apple's latest technologies and systems.

What do you think of these upcoming upgrades for the iPhone 16? Do you think that Apple will provide artificial intelligence in a distinctive way? Tell us in the comments.



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