Rumor: iPhone 16 Pro to Come With a 20% Brighter Display

Over the last year, we saw a new trend of brands racing to get the highest numbers in terms of brightness, at least on paper. It has rarely been discussed before, but nowadays, it has become an important buying factor for many people.

Now, it seems like Apple is also planning to join the race. In recent news, a reasonably trustworthy Weibo user has shared a post claiming that the iPhone 16 Pro can reach up to 1200 nits of brightness under standard conditions or while playing SDR content.

The maximum brightness while viewing content in HDR will seemingly remain the same, that is, 1600 nits. If you are unfamiliar with these terms, know these are sufficient brightness levels for most use cases.

20% Brighter Display

To give you an idea, last year’s iPhone 15 Pro was among the brightest phones available. This is based on GSMArena’s tests, which means you get the results in practicality and not just on paper. So, this year’s iPhone 16 Pro should also be more than fine.

For some context, this will be the first time in three years that Apple has bumped up the typical SDR brightness on the iPhone. It has been 1000 nits since the iPhone 13 Pro came out in 2021.

That means that if this rumor turns out to be true, we will see a 20% increase this year. Also, it is important to note that nits increase logarithmically rather than linearly. In simpler words, 2000 nits is not brighter than 1000 by two times.

If we look at the launch dates of iPhones over the past few years, Apple seems to like the third and fourth weeks of September for their events. And if they follow the same trend, we can expect the iPhone 16 series around that time this year, too.

Lastly, the information provided in this article is based on early rumors. They may turn out to be accurate, or they may not. Either way, we still have a few months before the launch event, and we expect to see more information coming out as we approach it.

Zaid is a tech writer at DealNTech, passionate about exploring and researching new gadgets and helping readers easily understand their features. He specializes in testing PC issues and staying up-to-date on the latest PC news. Email: [email protected].

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