iPhone 16 is getting a bigger sensor but no more megapixels, say rumors

Photo of the Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
(Image credit: Basil Kronfli)

September is nearly eight months away and already we are hearing exciting things about the iPhone 16 including rumors the sensor is getting a significant upgrade. 

iPhone releases are as regular clockwork. As soon as summer is over, it’s only a matter of weeks before Apple makes what is arguably their most anticipated announcement of the year.  The launch of the iPhone 15 series was one of the most significant in a while, largely due to the fact we said goodbye to the lightning port, and hello to a 48MP sensor in all the models. But looking ahead to September 2024, and it looks like the sensor itself might be getting bigger.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.