The display is likely to be 20% brighter than the iPhone 15 Pro

The iPhone 16 Pro is expected to be launched as a successor to the iPhone 15 Pro later this year, according to a source, with possible enhancements to the display and other features. While Apple's Pro devices currently offer up to 1,000 nits of brightness, iPhone 16 Pro models are rumored to offer a slightly larger screen as well as a 20 percent increase in brightness for standard dynamic range (SDR) content. Additionally, these smartphones are expected to launch with advanced processors and a new 'Capture' button.

Source According to a Weibo post from Instant Digital (translated from Chinese), the iPhone 16 Pro is rumored to support up to 1,200 nits of typical brightness when displaying SDR content. This represents a 20 percent increase compared to the 1,000 nits cap on the iPhone 15 Pro models. For HDR content, peak brightness is said to be at 1,600 nits, indicating no change from the current generation handset.

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iPhone 16 leak: What other changes can we expect

Reports suggest that along with an increase in brightness, the iPhone 16 Pro models will see a change in display size. Apple is reportedly planning to enlarge the display panels for both the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max models. Reportedly, the iPhone 16 Pro will have a 6.27-inch (159.31 mm) display, while the iPhone 16 Pro Max will have a larger 6.85-inch (174.06 mm) display.

Recent reports have also indicated that the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Pro may launch with larger batteries later this year. However, a tipster mentioned that the iPhone 16 Plus may have a smaller battery than the existing iPhone 15 Plus.

Other anticipated upgrades for the iPhone 16 Pro models include a faster A18 chip, which is expected to enable on-device generative AI features on Apple's iOS 18 mobile operating system. Additionally, rumors suggest that Apple will introduce a new 'Capture' button on the iPhone 16 series, allowing users to quickly capture photos with a single tap.

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