Apple iPhone 16 Pro to Feature Groundbreaking Design Changes

The iPhone 16 Pro brings a lot of improvements from better screens and newer processors, more advanced cameras to a new cooling system design to prevent the phone from overheating

by Sededin Dedovic
Apple iPhone 16 Pro to Feature Groundbreaking Design Changes
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It seems that the upcoming iPhone 16 Pro phones will have a different look when they are unveiled this September. From different screens on certain models to a new generation of processors, advanced cameras, and a new thermal design to prevent overheating, a lot is set to change.

In a word, much will be different. And now, the latest leaked information reveals that the bezels around the screen will become even thinner, making them the thinnest in the world. Unofficial photos that have surfaced online now show what these thinner bezels will look like.

In a new post on the social network "X," one user posted: "iPhone 16 Pro Max vs iPhone 15 Pro Max bezel is getting narrower and narrower, definitely to my liking. On the other hand, Dynamic Island should be reduced." The photos show phones believed to be the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro side by side.

Even if you don't think a small reduction in bezel size will make a big difference, it's noticeable how much narrower the mockup of the iPhone 16 Pro phone looks.

Apple iPhone 16 Pro bezels – thin, thinner, thinnest

Of course, it's still true that if you put an iPhone in a case, as most of us do, if the case has a front edge, that subtle change in bezel size can become completely insignificant.

But maybe that's not the point: making the iPhone look even better than last year's model is a high ambition worth the effort. You can bet that if the photos have even a grain of truth, it really means that the next iPhone will have the thinnest bezels in the mobile phone world, which will definitely be part of Apple's marketing.

In another post on the social network "X," Ice Universe posted four different photos showing various bezels. It's hard to say that thinner bezels don't look better. As for reducing the bezels on the iPhone, you might wonder if it's even possible.

Current models already have very thin areas of empty space around the screen itself. In a post on the network "X," Ice Universe, a tipster with a pretty good reputation for accuracy in releasing preliminary information, revealed that he heard the thinner bezels for the upcoming iPhone are already "on the way." The post reads: "My friend confirmed that the iPhone 16 Pro will reduce the bezels around the screen, surpassing the Galaxy S24 in the quest to become the mobile phone with the thinnest bezel in the world, looking very close to a dream phone form."

>As Ice Universe noted, Samsung currently holds the record for the thinnest bezels on mobile phones, but it looks like that won't last long.

The post only mentions the iPhone 16 Pro, but it seems very likely that the iPhone 16 Pro Max will also have a thinner bezel. We'll see. All this aligns with a previous report about Apple using special Border Reduction Structure technology to reduce the bezels.

There were earlier rumors that Apple had production issues with this technology.

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That's because, as 9to5Mac reports, BRS affects more complicated manufacturing.

"The wiring and leads that go near the edge of the panel have to be bent down to achieve this. This reportedly caused some issues during the trial production process." It's hard to see how bezels can get even thinner, but Apple will definitely be happy to take the title of "thinnest bezels in the world" from its biggest competitor – Samsung.

In this race, the smallest and tiniest details count. If the new Pro models increase in dimensions and get larger screens than before (6.3 inches and 6.7 inches for the Pro and Pro Max, respectively), thinner bezels could become an important factor because, besides looking better, they will make it easier to hold the phone in hand, reports Forbes.

But the move to thinner bezels is not just a cosmetic upgrade. It also reflects broader industry trends where screen-to-body ratios have become a significant selling point. Consumers increasingly demand more immersive viewing experiences, and thinner bezels contribute significantly to this by maximizing the display area without increasing the overall size of the device.

This allows users to enjoy larger screens in a more compact form, which is particularly appealing for activities like gaming, streaming videos, and multitasking. As we already said, Samsung's current hold on the title for the thinnest bezels in mobile phones sets a high bar for Apple.

The rivalry between these two tech giants drives innovation, and consumers are the ultimate beneficiaries. If Apple succeeds in surpassing Samsung with the iPhone 16 Pro, it will not only reinforce its reputation for cutting-edge design but also pressure other manufacturers to innovate further.