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9 Reasons to Wait for the iPhone 16 & 8 Reasons Not To

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iPhone 16 rumors have hinted at significant upgrades and some shoppers might want to skip the iPhone 15 (and other iPhones) and wait for Apple’s 2024 iPhone.

Many people will be perfectly fine buying an iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Pro, or another model right now or in the weeks ahead. On the other hand, some people might want to wait and see what the company has up its sleeves in 2024.

The current iPhone lineup is certainly worth considering, but others may want to take a rain check and wait for the 2024 iPhone, also known as iPhone 16.

iPhone 16 Rumors

iPhone 16 rumors have swirled for months and they’ve outlined some intriguing changes which may, or may not, include an extremely high-end iPhone model dubbed iPhone 16 Ultra.

This new iPhone Ultra could be positioned above the iPhone Pro line as a powerful, and expensive, alternative to Apple’s iPhone Pro models.

Of course, we’re still a long way away from Apple’s announcements which means the company’s plans can, and probably will, change as development progresses behind the scenes.

That being said, what we’ve heard about the iPhone 16 puts those of you in the market for a new device in 2024 in an interesting position: Buy now or wait?

In this guide we’ll take you through the best reasons to wait for the iPhone 16 and the best reasons to go with another device long before the 2024 iPhones arrive on shelves.

Wait for Design Improvements

Wait for Design Improvements

After the iPhone 15 launched, users started complaining about overheating issues. Apple eventually fixed them with a software update, but it looks like the company might make some upgrades to the iPhone 16 to reduce overheating.

According to leaker Kosutami, Apple may introduce a new graphene thermal system on board the iPhone 16. 

The leaker also says the company may also switch to a metal shell for the battery of the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max to help prevent overheating issues. 

The leaker has released an image that showcases the redesigned battery on a prototype. 

The device in question currently features the rumored glossy metal shell and a 3355 mAh capacity battery. The iPhone 15 Pro has a 3274 mAh battery.

Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman also believes the iPhone 16 will get a new capture button for shooting videos. 

The Information says the button is mechanical, not capacitive, and it will respond to pressure and touch. 

The site claims iPhone 16 users will be able to zoom the camera in and out by swiping left, and right, on the button. Users will also be able to activate video recording with a hard press and focus using a light press.

Leaker Instant Digital corroborates this and adds that a light press on the button will let users adjust the camera's focus.

CAD images from 91Mobiles show off what this button, and the overall iPhone 16 Pro design, could look like. 

A report from MacRumors also outlines a potential design change to the base iPhone 16's design. Apple is apparently testing a slimmer camera bump with a pill-shaped design language.

We expect the iPhone 16 to look a lot like the iPhone 15, and the images appear to confirm this, but these changes would give the new models a bit of an edge over their predecessors.

There's also chatter about improved titanium technology on board the iPhone 16 Pro models.

Apple reportedly plans to use a method that "improves the previous titanium processing and color processing" which could in turn lead to a more glossy material. 

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  1. DSLR Photographer Now Using Phone

    10/01/2023 at 5:21 am

    The 15 Pro Max is exciting with its long awaited quality 5x lens, but far from being pocketable. I will buy a 16 Pro next year with same specs if its size remains unchanged.

    They can manage it easily by shrinking the battery about %10 while some tech enhancement in a year may compensate.

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