The iPhone 16 series is expected to go official in the second half of this year, but now we’re hearing rumors about Apple’s next-generation iPhone lineup. The alleged iPhone 17 family is expected to come with a refreshed design, front camera upgrades and a smaller Dynamic Island among other improvements. Apple may also introduce a “slim” variant with the iPhone 17 series to replace the Plus version. The iPhone 17 Pro models are rumored to be powered by Apple’s A19 Pro chip.

Like reported from 9to5Mac, Jeff Pu of Haitong International Tech Research revealed details about the iPhone 17 series in his research note. According to the analyst, the iPhone 2025 family will include four models — iPhone 17, iPhone 17 Slim, iPhone 17 Pro and iPhone 17 Pro Max. The iPhone Slim model could replace the “Plus” model and offer a “slim design”.

The vanilla iPhone 17 is rumored to get a 6.1-inch display, while the iPhone 17 Slim could have a 6.6-inch display. The iPhone 17 Pro and iPhone 17 Pro Max are said to feature 6.3-inch and 6.9-inch screens, respectively.

The iPhone 17, iPhone 17 Slim and iPhone 17 Pro will have an aluminum design that is “more complex,” the report added. The iPhone 17 Pro Max is rumored to get a titanium build and a “narrow dynamic island”. In order to reduce the size of the Face ID sensor, Apple may use the “metalens” technology for the proximity sensor in this top variant. The other models in the iPhone 17 range are said to retain the current design.

Apple’s regular iPhone 17 and iPhone 17 Slim can run on an A18 or A19 chip with 8GB RAM support. The iPhone 17 Pro and iPhone 17 Pro Max are rumored to be powered by an A19 Pro chip along with 12GB of RAM. This would be a significant upgrade over the current iPhone models. The new iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus have 6 GB of RAM, while the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max have 8 GB of RAM.

Pu reportedly believes that all four iPhone 17 models will feature 24-megapixel front-facing cameras. Apple currently has 12-megapixel front-facing cameras in the iPhone 15 lineup.

Apple is very consistent with iPhone release dates. That being said, we can expect the iPhone 17 series to launch in September 2025.

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