In a surprising twist, rumors surrounding Apple’s iPhone 16 Pro are already making waves, with a prototype reportedly undergoing testing featuring a hole-punch cutout instead of the previously introduced Dynamic Island. Just two months after the release of the iPhone 15 series, speculations are swirling about Apple’s potential departure from the Dynamic Island, a feature that debuted on the iPhone 14 Pro models last year and is featured on all four iPhone 15 models.
The latest insights from tipster Majin Bu, known for accurate leaks, suggest that Apple is currently exploring a hole-punch cutout for the iPhone 16 Pro. However, he highlights that it is too early to confirm whether this version will make it to the final release. Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants and a reliable source, contradicts these rumors, asserting that all four iPhone 16 models will continue to showcase the Dynamic Island.
Young’s predictions for the iPhone 16 Pro include a noteworthy increase in display sizes for the Pro models, with the iPhone 16 Pro featuring a 6.3-inch display, up from the iPhone 15 Pro’s 6.1 inches. The Pro Max variant is expected to jump from 6.7 inches to a substantial 6.9 inches. Looking ahead to 2025, Young anticipates significant changes for the iPhone 17 series, with non-Pro models matching the screen sizes of their Pro counterparts.
While uncertainties persist about the fate of the Dynamic Island, Young speculates that the iPhone 17 Pro series in 2025 may transition to an under-display Face ID module with a hole-punch cutout, similar to the prototype being tested for the iPhone 16 Pro. This shift raises questions about whether Apple is contemplating the retirement of the Dynamic Island.
Majin Bu underscores the indecision within Apple, indicating that the company has not yet finalized the design for the iPhone 16 Pro. Despite testing the hole-punch cutout version, he suggests it is unlikely to be released. As Apple navigates these potential changes, users await official announcements to see what innovations the tech giant will bring to its upcoming iPhone models.