iPhone 16 Pro and the Rumored All-Glass Screen

iPhone 16 Pro and the Rumored All-Glass Screen

iPhone sales continue to grow

Even though worldwide mobile phone shipments fell, Apple, one of the leading mobile phone manufacturers, increased its market share by releasing new models of its flagship products. Owing to the sustained high performance and features of most of its top-notch iPhone models, Apple’s volume has increased by 16% in the last year. 

This shouldn’t come as a surprise – iPhones are very popular here in Australia, with sales swallowing up over 45 percent of the market last year. In addition, Apple also dominates Australia’s mobile operating system market, capturing a 55.86 share, according to Statista.  

But while we’re still reeling over Apples recent success with the iPhone 13 and the expected success of the upcoming iPhone 14, we’ve come across some interesting rumours about the iPhone 16, which is expected to launch in 2024.

Yes, we know, we’re way too early to predict what the iPhone 16 will bring, but we’ll cover some of the credible rumours we recently came across. Read on to find out what we know about the iPhone 16 and the rumoured all-glass screen.

All-glass screen

Rumour has it that the iPhone 16 Pro will come with a 6.7-inch display, making it the biggest smartphone Apple will release, when compared to the company’s current models. We’ve also heard that the iPhone 16 Pro’s resolution could hit 1270 x 2640 pixels – far superior to current models.

But what has really caught our attention is Apple’s rumoured advanced display system that is expected to lace iPhone 16 Pro with an all-glass screen, which would be a brand new design for the company. According to a recently approved patent filing, iPhone manufacturers have advanced their research on smartphones with all-glass screens. .

The United States Patent and Trademark Office authorized Apple’s license for the development, focusing on smartphones with glass screens that wrap around the entire component of the mobile phones 

This also implies that the iPhone 16 Pro’s operating system might be integrated with the all-glass screen to adjust the display based on how the device is being held or operated, with more information displayed on the phone’s edges. The iPhone 16 Pro may also have more resistivity to water due to the all-glass screen design. 

Body Shape

We’ve also found some credible rumours indicating that the iPhone 16 Pro could measure at 150 x 74 x 8.6 mmwith a body weight of 190g, and come with the color options of white, black, blue, and gray.

Other information indicates that the flagship device will have single and dual SIM variants with a Nano-SIM port or eSIM option. iPhone 16 Pro will be 


Ah, the cameras! One of the major selling points of iPhones, the cameras, will get some major upgrades as well. The phone’s back camera could be a 12 megapixels quad-camera with autofocus, LED, with a 3D time of flight scanner-less light detection and ranging that make use of high-power optical pulses within nanoseconds for capturing.

We also expect to see the smartphone boast a 12MP selfie camera with a structured-light 3D scanner (depth/biometrics sensors) for high-quality selfies and images. The iPhone 16 Pro’s camera is rumoured to feature dual-tone flash, DUAL-LED, HDR(Photo/Panorama) [email protected]/30fps, 720[email protected] 

Operating System

Because of its superior technology, iOS products are increasing enormously. The iPhone 16 Pro isn’t left out as it will run on the highly-anticipated IOS 18 with a Hexa-core (2 x 2.65 GHz lightning and 4 x 1.80 GHz thundering) processor and A18 Bionic chip.

Other features of the device could include ultra-wideband support, satellite emergency calls, face ID, gyroscope, barometer, compass, fingerprint, accelerometer, and more.)

Memory Capacity

We’ve also gathered information indicating that the iPhone 16 Pro could be released with two RAM options –  8GB and 12GB. In addition, expect between 256GB and 512GB ROM inbuilt storage capacity, which might be expandable to 1TB. 

Battery Life

And for those who just can’t put their iPhones down, the iPhone 16 Pro is expected to come with a huge battery upgrade. A non-removable Li-Polymer 4300 mAh battery could power the phone with embedded fast charging features, which will charge the phone from 0% to 100% within an hour.

Final words

The iPhone 16 Pro will likely keep the series trending for many more years. With the high-speed internet connectivity that supports 4G and 5G networks, the memory and storage capacities, a massive 12 MP quad back camera for quality images and high quality front camera for detailed selfies, and massive backup time with the battery and fast charging technology, there’s no way this phone won’t take the top spot when it is launched, if the rumours are accurate. 

And don’t forget the Apple A18 Bionic 5G chip which would maximize the performance of your 5G iPhone SIM plan– the list goes on. For iPhone fans, this one might be worth waiting for.

Neil Aitken

Having worked in 3 countries for 4 telcos on both voice and data products, Neil is in a position to give you the inside track. Get beyond the marketing messages to the best plan for you.