iPhone 16 models will get ultra-thin bezels with new borderless technology: Report

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The iPhone 16 series is expected to launch later this year as a successor to the iPhone 15 lineup, which was unveiled in September 2023. The upcoming model is likely to come with a lot of upgrades compared to the existing handset. Several leaks and reports about the iPhone 16 lineup have emerged online over the past few months. Details about the camera, processor, dimensions and more of the alleged iPhone 16 handset have been revealed. A new report claims that these smartphones will come with ultra-thin bezels.

According to a report from SysJournal, Apple is expected to use a new technology called BRS, which stands for Border Reduction Structure, in an effort to reduce the bezel size on the iPhone 16 models.Via @Tech_Reve). This technology is usually called 'borderless' technology. This helps make thinner bezels by “twisting the copper wires from the bottom up”, making the bottom one – the chin – thinner.

Manufacturers previously faced many challenges in making bottom bezels thinner, even though technology existed to help reduce the top and side bezels. The main problem they will face will be related to heat generation. However, the rolling copper wiring method used by BRS is claimed to solve that problem.

The report says that Samsung Display and LG Display, both the companies that will be providing screens for the iPhone 16 models, will use BRS technology. The feature will reportedly be available for all four rumored models – the base iPhone 16, iPhone 16 Plus, iPhone 16 Pro, and iPhone 16 Pro Max. This could be considered a step towards Apple's stated goal of developing bezel-less smartphones.

The iPhone 16 Pro models were previously reported to come with larger displays than the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max handsets. The iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max models are expected to come with 6.27-inch (159.31 mm) and 6.85-inch (174.06 mm) screens, respectively. The Pro model is also likely to have a new capture button to act as a photo or video capture trigger. Earlier leaks have also suggested that the iPhone 16 may come with a vertical camera layout. The upcoming series is also said to get an AI-supported advanced neural engine.


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