Apple aims to take user experience to higher levels by always taking innovative steps in the technology world. In this context, the latest rumors about the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus models show that Apple plans to make significant changes in the camera design. According to MacRumors, the latest prototype currently being tested shows a pill-shaped camera bump featuring two vertically placed rear lenses on non-Pro models of the iPhone 16 series. This new design will accommodate wide-angle and ultra-wide-angle lenses.
Camera innovations expected in the iPhone 16 series
iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini were the last iPhone models to include two rear cameras mounted on top of each other. However, the difference between 2020’s base iPhone models and the current prototype lies in the size of the rear camera bump. The rear camera protrusion used in the prototype of the basic models of the iPhone 16 is smaller and pill-shaped, similar to the rear camera used on the iPhone X.
Majin Bu, known for his leaks, talks about 2024 iPhone models on the “X” platform shared information. His post included illustrations showing the current rear camera design of the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus, which MacRumors says Apple is currently testing. It is also stated that the latest prototypes include a smaller mechanical Action Button similar to those found on the iPhone 15 Pro and a pressure-sensitive surface-mounted Capture Button. Users will be able to slide this button to change zoom levels in photos and videos. A light touch of the button will focus the camera, while a harder press will start photo capture or video recording.
There is still a possibility that Apple will change the design of the rear cameras of the non-Pro models of the iPhone 16. However, considering that a vertical setup is required for phones to capture spatial video, it seems that the design we see now will likely not change. Apple continues to constantly innovate camera technology to provide its users with a richer content creation experience.