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iPhone 16 Pro rumored to get faster 5G, Wi-Fi 7, camera improvements

iPhone 16 Pro will have a faster "5G Advanced" modem

An analyst is is not going too far out on a limb with claims that the iPhone 16 Pro in 2024 will feature "5G Advanced," get Wi-Fi 7, and a better Ultrawide camera lens.

Pu's notes to investors are reportedly based on information from the supply chain, but this time they read more like speculation. Alongside the faster 5G, Pu says the iPhone 16 Pro may have Wi-Fi 7, and camera improvements.

All of his predictions, including more about chassis size changes, have been claimed before.

The only claim where Pu is specific is to do with the "5G Advanced" one. As well as saying that Apple will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon X75 modem in the iPhone 16 Pro, he says the company will not use it in the regular iPhone 16.

As well as the faster speeds, this X75 model has a combined mmWave and sub-6GHz transceiver, which makes for a smaller component that also uses less power.

Apple is continuing to use Qualcomm modems while its own in-house ones are being developed. However, it has traditionally used one variety of Qualcomm modem across each year's whole iPhone range.

If it hasn't proved economically necessary to have two different modems in the range before, it seems unlikely that it will now. Although it would make for a clear difference between the regular and Pro models, which Apple is said to want.

Jeff Pu regularly reports on Apple's plans, but his track record is poor, and there is nothing revelatory surrounding Thursday's report. Along with many others, he erroneously expected a price increase for the iPhone 15 Pro Max, for instance.

Plus he cautioned that the iPhone 15 Pro Max would also be delayed a month until October 2023, which obviously didn't happen.