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iPhone 16 Pro may get Apple's brightest display yet

Apple already includes a very bright display in the iPhone 15 Pro

The display of the iPhone 16 Pro line could be easier to see in daylight, if a new rumor is accurate.

The iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max are already the brightest iPhones available. The months-away iPhone 16 Pro could end up being even brighter for everyday use.

According to serial leaker Setsuna Digital on Weibo, the iPhone 16 Pro will have a typical maximum brightness of 1,200 nits, and a peak HDR brightness of 1,600 nits.

If taken at face value, this would mean an increase of 200 nits from the typical max brightness of the iPhone 15 Pro. The 1,600 nits for peak HDR content would match the current Pro models.

In a response to queries, the leaker adds that the next iPhone "does not have dual-layer OLED." This is in reference to the Tandem OLED system in the M4 iPad Pro, which uses two OLED layers for its display.

The leaker doesn't offer details of how Apple will actually make the display brighter.

This is not the first time we've heard of Apple considering ways to improve the screen brightness of the iPhone 16 range. In September 2023, it was thought that a micro lens array (MLA) could be used for similar purposes, albeit at a detriment to viewing angles.

Setsuna Digital has a considerable following on Weibo, but doesn't have the track record to match. Previously the leaker said there would be a March iPad launch, which didn't happen.

The account has also made claims about a microLED Apple Watch Ultra arriving in 2025. On the iPhone 16 Pro, there has also been murmors of the ultra-wide camera being upgraded to a 48-megapixel sensor.

Even so, it's not outside the bounds of expectations for Apple to make the screen brighter for the next iPhone generation.