Apple is expected to launch the next-generation iPhone 16 series in 2024 with four models like the current iPhone 14 series. Even months ahead of its debut, industry sources and leaks report alleged design changes and features of the upcoming models.
In this thread, we have compiled all the rumors related to standard iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 plus models.
Recently, an anonymous leaker @URedditor shared that Apple will change the rear camera layout of the iPhone 16 base model and bring back the vertical camera array of the iPhone 12.
iPhone 16 to reintroduce vertical rear camera layout like iPhone 12
May 23, 2023: The 2020 iPhone 12 series introduced four iPhone models for the first time, two standard and two Pro models. The base models with dual camera system had a vertical layout.
But Apple changed the vertical camera layout to a diagonal camera layout in the iPhone 13 (2021) and iPhone 14 (2022) base models.
Now, the news is that the company would be switching back to a vertical camera array for iPhone 16 rear camera in 2024 with respect to the camera bump, camera rings, and the arrangement of the camera lens.
The leaker also added that iPhone 15 base model will feature the same diagonal camera layout as the current standard iPhone 14 models.
The base model iPhone 16 will have a vertical camera layout, as opposed to diagonal on iPhone 15. This will make the device instantly recognizable as the latest model.
Currently, an iPhone 12-style design is in testing, though there is another design as well, same layout.
— Unknownz21 🌈 (@URedditor) May 22, 2023
Having said that, the leaker also cautions of possible changes in the plan. As the 2024 iPhone series is more than a year away, Apple might abandon design changes like it allegedly ditched the haptic solid-state volume buttons for iPhone 15 Pro.
iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus to feature the same display size as iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus
May 9, 2023: While commenting on the larger display size of the iPhone 16 Pro model, display analyst Ross Young said that base models of the 2024 iPhone series’ display will be the same size as the current iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus models: 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch.