Smartphones keep getting bigger and bigger as the times passes. iPhone is no exception. The Home button and most of the top bezel were removed from the iPhone X, allowing the screen to stretch vertically. Reports suggest iPhone 16 will take long display to another level.
The change with iPhone X was a significant design shift for Apple. The old 16:9 screens came to an end as a result, and 19.5:9 became the standard aspect ratio. The upcoming iPhone 15 will use the same aspect ratio as the current iPhone 14 series. iPhone 16 will change to game completely.
Analyst Ross Young claims that the iPhone 16 Pro and 16 Pro Max will adopt a taller aspect ratio, though it is unclear by how much. From 6.1 and 6.7 inches, the diagonals will increase slightly to 6.2 and 6.8 inches.
Dynamic Island this year, 120Hz refresh rate in 2025, and most likely a new aspect ratio at some point. At any rate, in view of Young' expectations, after the 16 series, the iPhone 17 Master and 17 Star Max will refresh the ongoing Powerful Island configuration by moving the Face ID framework under the showcase and keeping just a little poke hole for the selfie camera.