Rumors about the Apple iPhone 16 Release Date, Specification, and features have already started circulating all over the internet. And, this is not happening for the first time.
We have seen it very commonly that before a new iPhone is launched, the speculations about the next generation iPhone already start to swirl. That’s the level of craze of the fans about the Apple iPhone.
The point is that the rumors about the iPhone 16 and its sibling were already circulating on the internet even before the launch of the iPhone 15.
Apple launched the iPhone 15 on September 15, 2023, but the analysts and fans were talking about the iPhone 16 well before.
Apple iPhone 16 Release date anticipation:
- Learning the pattern that Apple follows for the launch of the new iPhone, the Apple iPhone 16 release date can be any during the second week of September 2024. Most probably September 11 as it’s Wednesday, the preferred day.
The following are the speculated features:
- A18 Chipset
- Pro version to get a 6.9-inches screen
- 48-megapixel main camera.
- 256 GB to 2 TB Storage.
- ProMotion 120 Ghz refresh rate.
- Capacitive Power & volume button.
In this post, we will talk about the most anticipated phone of the year 2024 covering all the rumors and developments regarding the iPhone 16, iPhone 16 Plus, iPhone 16 Pro & iPhone 16 Pro Max including leaks and the latest news.
However, whatever has been discussed here is pure speculation that may or may not come out to be true and must be taken with a grain of salt.
What’s the Year 2024 iPhone be Called?
The company hasn’t ditched any number except the iPhone 9. After the launch of the iPhone 7 in 2016, the tech giant came up with the iPhone X (Referred to as iPhone 10) along with the iPhone 8.
They did skip the iPhone 9. It never came!
After that, we have been seeing the release of iPhone 11, iPhone 12, iPhone 13, iPhone 14, and iPhone 15.
I don’t see any reason for the change in this pattern and the year 2024 iPhone can be called Apple iPhone 16.
So, I’ll address the year 2024 iPhone the iPhone 16 for the sake of this article.
Expected Apple iPhone 16 Release Date – Based on Rumours & My Analysis
I have been covering the release of the Apple iPhone for a very long time and have shared my thoughts regarding the release date of each of the previous iterations on various other websites.
Talking about the Apple iPhone 16 release date, I have collected some key points that can help us predict the release date of the most anticipated phone of the year 2024.
If we look at the release date of all the iPhones, they mostly are launched in the month of September every year.
I have learned the pattern the company follows for the release of their gadgets, specially the iPhone.
For the iPhone, it starts with the WWDC conference that generally takes place in June every year.
During this event, the company announces the latest version of the operating system, a chipset that could be used in the upcoming iPhones.
This is the exact same pattern that the company follows for all the upcoming iPhones.
For example, before the launch of the Apple iPhone 15 on September 15, 2023, the company announced the iOS 17 and A17 chipset during the WWDC event that was held between 5-9th June 2023.
Many other announcements were also made about the launch of the new MacBook Air & Pro, iPad watchOS, etc.
Also, take a look at the release dates of different models of iPhone since the first ever iPhone that was launched in June 2007.
|APPLE IPHONE MODEL||RELEASE DATE|
|First iPhone||June, 2007|
|iPhone 3G||July, 2008|
|iPhone 3GS||July, 2009|
|iPhone 4||June, 2010|
|iPhone 4S||October, 2011|
|iPhone 5||September, 2012|
|iPhone 5S||September, 2013|
|iPhone 6||September, 2014|
|iPhone 6S||September, 2015|
|iPhone 7||September, 2016|
|iPhone X||September, 2017|
|iPhone XR||September, 2018|
|iPhone 11||September, 2019|
|iPhone 12||October, 2020|
|iPhone 13||September, 2021|
|iPhone 14||September, 2022|
|iPhone 15||September, 2023|
|iPhone 16||10th or 11th September 2024 (anticipated)|
(Note: The other variants such as Plus, Pro & Pro Max were also launched with respective iPhones)
Pay close attention to the release dates of the iPhones since the iPhone 5 launch.
Except for the iPhone 12, all iPhones were announced in the month of September every year.
The delay of one month for the launch of the iPhone 12 was due to historic COVID-19 that had put the whole world at a halt for some time.
If the giant follows the same footsteps yet again for the launch of the iPhone 16, which is most likely the case, the Apple iPhone 16 release date can fall during the second week of September 2024.
It can be the 10th or 11th of September in 2024 if I try to anticipate the exact date because the company mostly chooses either Tuesday or Wednesday for the launch of the new iPhone.
However, don’t get much excited, these are just purely my predictions based on historical patterns & own analysis, we must take it with a pinch of salt.
The other important point to support the September launch is that the Phone becomes available for customers about one month after the launch. And that brings us closer to the festive season.
People are excited during the festive season and buy new products and items to celebrate Xmas and the New Year.
It makes sense for the company to announce iPhone during the September month so that it becomes available for customers during Xmas and New Year.
Apple iPhone 16 Variants:
- Apple iPhone 16
- Apple iPhone 16 Plus
- Apple iPhone 16 Pro
- Apple iPhone 16 Pro Max
Although the customers of the Apple iPhone fall under the premium category but the cut-throat competition from rivals such as Samsung, Google, and OnePlus has forced the company to bring more choices for its customers.
Back in 2007, only one variant of the iPhone was launched and it was expensive as well.
They announced the iPhone 5S & 5C, two iPhones for the first time in September 2013 and since then it continued until iPhone 7 when the company announced three variants.
After that, the company shifted to a four-variant launch.
It is likely that the tech giant will stick to the same tradition and launch the iPhone 16 along with the iPhone 16 Plus, iPhone 16 Pro, and iPhone 16 Pro Max.
However, according to MacRumor, the company may add an “Ultra” variant as well which can be bigger in size. It seems highly unlikely to me though.
Apple iPhone 16 Specification and Features
The specification is the most important component of any device. Be it a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or a PC.
If your device has good specifications, it can let you play games, and videos or multi-task without lag.
Apple takes it seriously and every newly launched iPhone has great specifications along with internal hardware.
The upcoming iPhone 16 is surely going to get the best hardware and specifications in 2024.
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Although there is no official hint or even confirmed news as yet, but one thing that can be assured of is that it is going to be at par or better than the competitor’s phones.
The rumors are pointing towards better specifications and interesting features over the latest iPhone 15.
Apple has been known for its stylish iPhone design ever since it launched its first iPhone. We have seen a great transformation since then.
The sleek and elegant design is what makes the iPhone the most anticipated smartphone.
According to the rumours, there will be no major revamp in terms of design and the company is going to use a similar design as the iPhone 15 which has rounded edges with a curved design and a capacitive button.
The company may continue to have Dynamic Island Punch-hole design for iPhone 16 which has received great love from the customers.
While the high-end variants such as the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max are going to use a titanium frame to provide an elegant look, the iPhone 16 will have an aluminum frame with a color-infused back panel made of a glass material.
On the back, it could feature a triple-lens camera that gives a nice feel when held.
Also, these high-end phones will retain the Action button. The phone is going to have a USB Type-C port for fast data transfer and charging.
As far as the colors are concerned, the iPhone 16 may have Space Grey and Silver along with a few other options.
Size & Display
The company has been offering all the options for the last few years and the same tradition may continue.
If you like smaller-screen iPhones, you can go for the base variant and for the Pro Max in case you are a fan of big-screen iPhones.
It also depends on the purpose as well. If you use your Phone for business activities as well such as drafting emails, editing documents, etc, you may be required big screen phone.
- iPhone 16 – 6.12 inches
- iPhone 16 Plus – 6.69 Inches
- iPhone 16 Pro – 6.27 inches
- iPhone 16 Pro Max – 6.86 inches
The high-end variants are rumored to become significantly larger than their predecessors, however, the basic variants are going to have almost the same screen size.
iPhone 16 screen may sport a Super Retina XDR OLED Display and 60 Ghz refresh rate.
With significantly improved screen resolution together with 460 ppi and 60 Ghz refresh rate, watching photos and videos on the phone will be a breeze.
Every new iPhone features a new Operating system. The new operating system is generally launched during the WWDC conference that is held in June every year.
The Apple iPhone 16 might use iOS 18 which will be launched in June 2023. The new operating system will have improved security to protect privacy.
There is not much info available about the features of iOS 18 yet.
CPU is the heart of any device and if that works faster, your phone works faster as well.
According to the speculations, the iPhone 16 will sport a hexacore CPU with two cores clocking at 3.5 GHz and four at 2.05 GHz.
The current iPhone 15 features a Hexa-core processor as well but the year 2024 iPhone will have faster processing speed than the current iPhone.
Apple iPhone 16 will integrated with the latest bionic A17 chipset that will be launched during the June event.
It is a great improvement over the current variant. However, the chances are the vase variants of iPhone 16 may use the A16 Bionic chipset and the high-end variants only will feature the latest chip.
These are just the speculations that may or may not turn true.
The camera is the most exciting feature of the iPhone and the work company pays more attention to how can they improve the iPhone camera quality further.
However, the iPhone camera is always better than the rival phones despite having fewer megapixels as compared to them.
There are many phones that feature 120-megapixel cameras but the quality is not even close to iPhone’s 48-megapixel.
Yet again, iPhone 16 will feature a further improved advanced dual camera system with the primary 48-megapixel camera that is capable of taking high-quality pictures and videos, 12 MP Ultra-wide & 12 MP telephoto camera along with features like Super Peranonic zoom, 5x optical, digital zoom, night mode, etc.
The camera is capable of recording 4k high-resolution HD videos at 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps, and 60 fps.
Memory & RAM
Memory and RAM are the other two important hardware of an iPhone.
While memory is used for the storage of data the RAM aids in improving the processing speed of the phone.
The speculations hint toward the iPhone 16 getting a maximum of 16 GB RAM.
The based variants may get 8 GB RAM while the Pro and Pro Max may get up to 16 GB RAM.
As far as the iPhone 16 internal memory is concern, the iPhone 16 will have 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB, and 2 TB.
Every new iPhone has improved battery life and the same thing is happening with iPhone 16.
If the rumors are trusted, the new iPhone will feature a 3300 mAh, Li-ion non-removable battery that can last for more than 20 hours on video playback.
It can be fully recharged within 45 minutes with a 25 W power adopter that you will have to buy separately.
As far as the screen refresh rate is concern, the iPhone 16 will have a 60 Ghz refresh rate.
However, considering the iPhone 15 has the same rate and the new phone should have slight improvement, I am anticipating the iPhone 16 might have a 90 Ghz refresh rate if not ProMotion 120 Ghz.
Some analysts believe the ProMotion 120 Ghz refresh rate is still not possible for the iPhone 16.
It will be limited to the Pro & Pro Max variants of iPhone 16 and the base variants won’t get it until 2025.
The rumors also suggest that iPhone 16 pro variants will have an Action Button however, it may be expanded to the base variants as well in 2024.
This is the feature I love and I am sure many of the other customers will be happy to have it in their 2024 iPhone as well.
Extra Capacitive Button
However, as per MacRumors, the iPhone 16 series might get a Capacitive button that will be placed on the same side as the power button.
The Capacitive button doesn’t get pushed, unlike the mechanical button. It instead detects the pressure and passes haptic feedback.
However, these are just rumors and should not taken seriously without confirmation.
iPhone 16 Price in USA, UK, Canada, Australia
Although the customers of iPhone fall under the premium category and are ready to pay any amount to get the new iPhone.
Yet, it’s a point of concern for some customers.
In the United States, for 256 GB base variants of iPhone 16, customers have to pay about $849, however, for the Pro Max variant with 2TB storage, customers have to pay a hefty $1699.
|iPhone Model||256 GB||512 GB||1 TB||2TB|
|iPhone 16 Plus||$899-$950||$1099-$1200||$1199-$1299|
|iPhone 16 Pro||$1199-$1299||$1299-$1399||$1449-$1499|
|iPhone 16 Pro Max||$1299-$1399||$1449-$1499||$1599-$1699|
The iPhone 16 price in Canada, the UK, and Australia will be USD equivalent to their local currency with slight variations.
If we talk about the iPhone 16 Price in Canada, for iPhone 16 256 GB, the customers may have to spend about CAD$ 1150, and for the iPhone 16 Pro Max, they will have to pay CAD$ 2300.
Similarly, the iPhone 16 Price in the UK can be somewhere around 700 GBP and in Australia, AUS$ 1150. If you want to buy the Pro Max version, it might cost 1400 GBP in the UK and AUS$ 2650 in Australia.
However, these are just anticipated prices and must be taken suspiciously. The price may vary in different countries based on taxation & consumer policies in the respective countries.