iPhone 16 Pro likely to use polished titanium finish

With new titanium finish, iPhone 16 Pro will be less susceptible to scratches than stainless steel
An undated image of iPhone. —Apple
An undated image of iPhone. —Apple

Tech giant Apple is expected to launch the pro variant of its upcoming iPhone series, the iPhone 16 Pro, with improved titanium technology. 

Taking to the Naver blog, news aggregator @yeux1122 said that the new process will give iPhone 16 Pro‌ and ‌iPhone 16 Pro‌ Max an improved ‌finish than the iPhone 15 Pro models, which have a brushed finish. 

The improved manufacturing process reportedly would result in a glossy look that assimilates more with the heavily polished stainless steel material used in older Pro iPhones. 

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However, the new titanium finish will be less susceptible to scratches than stainless steel. The brushed finish on older models of iPhone 15 Pro is less reflective than the finish of older Pro iPhones. 

It is less subjected to fingerprints and also reduces scratch visibility. Respectively, Apple's use of a titanium frame for its ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ devices also reduces the weight of the devices. However, The ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ and ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ Max are approximately nine percent lighter than the iPhone 14 Pro and ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro Max. 

Earlier this week, a rumor stated that the ‌iPhone 16 Pro‌ models will be offered in two colours: Space Black which is likely to replace the black titanium option and Rose having a golden shade. 

iPhone 16 series launch

It's expected that the company will officially launch iPhone 16 in the upcoming fall.