iPhone 17 Series: 7 Rumored Features That May Transform User Experience

The iPhone 17 series is rumoured to feature under-display Face ID, new display sizes, an Apple-designed Wi-Fi 7 chip, a 48MP telephoto lens, a 24MP selfie camera, and enhanced scratch-resistant displays. 

Under-Display Face ID (iPhone 17 Pro and iPhone 17 Pro Max)

Under-Display Face ID (iPhone 17 Pro and iPhone 17 Pro Max)

The iPhone 17 Pro is anticipated to be the first iPhone to incorporate under-panel Face ID technology. The only visible sign of this technology will likely be a circular cutout for the front-facing camera.


New Display Sizes (iPhone 17 and iPhone 17 Plus)

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This year, the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max are rumored to be increasing their display sizes from 6.12 and 6.69 inches to 6.27 and 6.86 inches, respectively. The iPhone 17 Plus model might adopt entirely new display dimensions. 

Apple-Designed Wi-Fi 7 Chip (iPhone 17 Pro and iPhone 17 Pro Max)

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The premium models of 2025 are expected to feature an Apple-designed Wi-Fi 7 chip for the first time. This will enable the Pro models to simultaneously transmit and receive data over the 2.4GHz, 5GHz, and 6GHz bands, resulting in faster Wi-Fi speeds, lower latency, and more reliable connectivity. 

48MP Telephoto Lens (iPhone 17 Pro Max)

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An upgraded 48-megapixel telephoto lens on Apple's largest premium device is expected to be optimized for use with Apple's upcoming Vision Pro headset, set to launch on February 2, 2024.


24MP Selfie Camera (All iPhone 17 Models)

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The iPhone 17 lineup will reportedly feature a 24-megapixel front-facing camera with a six-element lens. Previous models, like the iPhone 14 and 15, have a 12-megapixel front-facing camera with five plastic lens elements, and the iPhone 16 lineup is expected to use the same hardware.


Scratch-Resistant Anti-Reflective Display

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According to rumours, the iPhone 17 will boast an anti-reflective display that is more scratch-resistant than the Ceramic Shield found on the iPhone 15 models. The outer glass is said to feature a "super-hard anti-reflective layer" for enhanced scratch resistance. 

Smaller Dynamic Island (iPhone 17 Pro Max)

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Apple's highest-end 2025 iPhone will reportedly feature a significantly narrower Dynamic Island, thanks to the adoption of smaller "metalens" for the Face ID system, according to Haitong's Jeff Pu.