iPhone 16 Pro Max's new size could mean we need bigger pockets

New images compare the 16 Pro Max to existing model

Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
(Image credit: Future)
Quick Summary

Apple could be about to raise the bar with its iPhone sizes, with rumoured screen boosts for the iPhone 16 Pro series.

This is evident in comparison shots of an iPhone 16 Pro Max dummy unit alongside the current model.

Those who think the iPhone Pro Max series of phones are already too big to handle need look away now, the next in line may be even bigger still.

Rumours suggest that both the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max are slated for larger displays – up to 6.3-inches and 6.9-inches respectively – and to house them, their respective chassis will grow too.

Indeed, in comparison images, an allegedly accurate dummy model of the iPhone 16 Pro Max is pictured next to the existing iPhone 15 Pro Max and you can clearly see the difference.

iPhone 16 Pro Max dummy

(Image credit: Majin Bu)

Posted on X by renowned leaker Majin Bu (via 9to5Mac), the pics show a significant height disparity between the handsets. We're gonna need bigger pockets for sure.

However, the benefits will be clear if true. The current iPhone Pro Max has a 6.7-inch display, so the expanded screen size will be welcomed for those using their devices for watching video and, especially, gaming.

Apple has really been extolling the gaming prowess of its devices in recent times, with the latest iPhones and the new iPad Pro and iPad Air models able to run AAA console-quality titles. Indeed, Ubisoft recently announced that Assassin's Creed: Mirage is coming to iPhone soon, and it'll be the same game as on the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, with few compromises.

The only issue therefore is the extended girth, which is already too big for some to handle. Maybe this is why Apple has declined to introduce an iPad mini replacement in the last couple of years... its Pro Max phones are slowly creeping up in size to take that mantle.

If we're being honest, we hope not. But we're also not against a larger phone or two. So, we'll keep an eye out for further developments and rumours in this area as we head towards September and the traditional release window for Apple's iPhones.

Rik Henderson
News Editor

Rik is T3’s news editor, which means he looks after the news team and the up-to-the-minute coverage of all the hottest gadgets and products you’ll definitely want to read about. And, with more than 35 years of experience in tech and entertainment journalism, including editing and writing for numerous websites, magazines, and newspapers, he’s always got an eye on the next big thing.

Rik also has extensive knowledge of AV, TV streaming and smart home kit, plus just about everything to do with games since the late 80s. Prior to T3, he spent 13 years at Pocket-lint heading up its news team, and was a TV producer and presenter on such shows as Channel 4's GamesMaster, plus Sky's Games World, Game Over, and Virtual World of Sport.