Entire iPhone 16 Lineup Could Feature Thinner Bezels

If Apple follows its own well-trodden iPhone release path we can expect it to announce the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Pro this September, and we’ve been seeing various leaks relating to those devices for months.

Now, a new leak claims that the iPhone 16 models will feature thinner bezels thanks to Border Reduction Structure (BRS) technology.

The Elec tells us that BRS technology allows phone makers to make better use of the space around a display. The tech refactors the display’s circuitry to allow for thinner bezels around its edges, with the report claiming that LG Display is working to bring that technology to the iPhone.

The iPhone 16 series OLED applies BRS (Border Reduction Structure) technology to thin the bottom bezel. To implement a thin bezel, the circuits under the bezel must be placed more tightly and some wiring must be bent downward, which increases the technical difficulty. It is known that no company has stably secured the iPhone OLED production yield to the level desired by Apple.

It isn’t immediately clear whether this new technology will be limited to the iPhone 16 or if the iPhone 16 Pro models will also be included. However, the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max have already been tipped for a slight display size increase and it’s possible this technology could be used to facilitate that.

It’s expected that Apple will announce the new iPhones in September and make them available to the public shortly afterward. The same month is also expected to see the debut of the Apple Watch X and a refreshed Apple Watch Ultra, too.

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