iPhone 16: Siri microphone improvements, new capacitive button and more rumors

Although the market launch is not expected until autumn next year, there are already initial rumors about the new iPhone 16.

It is speculated to be one of the most notable changes massive improvements to the microphone systemwhich promises to improve the Siri experience.

According to TF Securities International analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 16 models will feature significantly improved microphone specifications. Kuo notes that signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) will be an important update to improve the Siri experience. These microphones also offer greater water resistance, which increases the versatility of the device.

These improvements are no coincidence; They are believed to be related to the company’s efforts Integrate generative artificial intelligence into as many of your products as possible. A major overhaul is expected for Siri, the company’s voice assistant.

Kuo’s analysis lines up with previous reports from Bloomberg analyst Mark Gurman, who has suggested big AI-based changes in iOS 18. This will be possible thanks to the Large Language Model (LLM), which will be an integral part of Siri and the Messages app. play a crucial role in improving the artificial intelligence capabilities of the products.

Gurman also announced that generative artificial intelligence will be deeply integrated into the voice assistant Siri, which is undergoing a complete overhaul.

Additionally, thanks to the improved specifications, Kuo predicted a possible 100 to 150 percent increase in the cost of each microphone unit on the iPhone 16 models compared to the iPhone 15.

But improvements are not only expected in artificial intelligence; The iPhone 16 series is also experimenting with several hardware and design changes. There is speculation that this may be the case a new capacitive button below the power button on the right edge of the phone. Likewise, the action button introduced on the Pro models of the iPhone 15 could be part of the entire iPhone 16 range (not just the Pro variants) and could be updated in addition to the capacitive feature.

Additionally, information has leaked about a possible punch-hole display design being tested for the iPhone 16 Pro model. Although no details have been confirmed, speculation suggests that the dynamic island on the iPhones that houses the front camera, this could be replaced by this design.

However, final details are still pending and, according to the tipster, this feature could be available on the iPhone 17 in 2025.

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