Fresh off the heels of the iPhone 15 launch, Apple enthusiasts are already buzzing with anticipation for next year’s iPhone offerings. Analyst Jeff Pu from Haitong International Securities recently shared some intriguing insights into the highly anticipated iPhone 16 Pro. According to Pu, this device promises a faster 5G modem, the introduction of Wi-Fi 7, and an exciting addition of a new ultra-wide lens for the rear camera.

Predictions for the iPhone 16

In a report directed towards investors, Jeff Pu offers a glimpse into his predictions for the iPhone 16 lineup, derived from his sources within Apple’s supply chain. Notably, the new iPhones are expected to sport slightly larger displays, approximately 0.2 inches larger than the current 6.1- and 6.7-inch sizes. This aligns with earlier reports from analysts Ming-Chi Kuo and Ross Young, who hinted at larger iPhone 16 models.

With the standard iPhone 16 Pro getting a size boost, Apple plans to equip it with the same impressive tetra-prism lens for 5x optical zoom, initially introduced with the iPhone 15 Pro Max. Jeff Pu reiterates that both the Pro and Pro Max models will feature a 12-megapixel tetra-prism lens, promising enhanced zoom capabilities.

Furthermore, the report suggests that Apple intends to revamp the Pro models by introducing a new ultra-wide lens, a component that has seen minimal change since the iPhone 13 Pro. The iPhone 16 Pro series is anticipated to feature a groundbreaking 48-megapixel sensor for its ultra-wide lens, a significant leap from the current 12-megapixel sensor.

Speedier Wi-Fi and 5G Connectivity

The iPhone 16 Pro will be powered by the A18 Pro chip, constructed using the same 3-nanometer process as the A17 Pro chip. This new chip will retain the 8 GB of RAM found in the current iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max models.

In terms of connectivity, the iPhone 16 Pro is set to deliver even faster speeds on both Wi-Fi and 5G networks. Pu speculates that these new iPhones may incorporate Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X75 modem, which can achieve 5G download speeds of up to 7.5 Gbps thanks to a new “5G Advanced” standard.

While the iPhone 15 Pro introduced support for Wi-Fi 6e, the next iteration of the iPhone Pro might step it up with Wi-Fi 7. This cutting-edge Wi-Fi standard boasts speeds of up to 46 Gbps, a four-fold improvement over Wi-Fi 6.

What About the Standard iPhone 16?

For the regular iPhone 16 model, Jeff Pu anticipates that Apple will maintain a two-lens rear camera setup, without optical zoom. The ultra-wide lens is expected to retain its 12-megapixel sensor without auto-focus and macro capabilities.

In terms of processing power, Apple is likely to introduce a less potent version of the A17 chip for the iPhone 16, instead of the A17 Pro. This version will be equipped with 8 GB of RAM (compared to 6 GB for the A16 Bionic) and no substantial upgrades to the 5G modem. While the iPhone 16 Pro is expected to support Wi-Fi 7, the standard iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus may receive a more modest upgrade to Wi-Fi 6e.

It’s worth noting that these details are subject to change, as Apple is projected to unveil its new iPhones in September of next year. Stay tuned for more updates as the anticipation for the iPhone 16 continues to build.