iPhone 16 to ditch diagonal cameras for vertical layout

As anticipation builds for the upcoming iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Pro models, leaked images and rumors are offering compelling insights into what Apple has in store for its flagship lineup. One of the most intriguing aspects of the leaks revolves around the redesign of the rear camera layout. If these leaks are to be believed, the iPhone 16 series could mark a significant departure from the camera configurations of previous models.

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iPhone 16 leaks hint at camera redesign for Spatial recording boost

Recent leaks, particularly from tipster Majin Bu on X (formerly Twitter), have hinted at a departure from the diagonal camera layout seen in recent iPhone models. Instead, the iPhone 16 is rumored to feature a vertically stacked dual-camera sensor setup reminiscent of earlier models like the iPhone X and iPhone 12. Images shared by Majin Bu purportedly show the new camera module, suggesting a move away from the diagonal arrangement.

The shift to a vertical camera layout isn’t merely cosmetic; it could signal Apple’s intention to introduce Spatial Video recording capabilities across the entire iPhone 16 lineup. Currently exclusive to the iPhone 15 Pro models, Spatial Video allows users to capture immersive 3D video content, ideal for platforms like Apple Vision Pro. By aligning the cameras vertically, Apple may be positioning the iPhone 16 to offer this sought-after feature to a wider audience.

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While leaks should always be taken with a grain of salt, reputable sources, such as MacRumors have independently verified the authenticity of the leaked camera components. This lends further credence to the notion that Apple is indeed considering a redesign for the rear camera layout. If the leaks hold, it could mark a significant departure from the design language of recent iPhone iterations.

Beyond the camera redesign, rumors abound regarding other features and enhancements coming to the iPhone 16 lineup. Reports suggest the introduction of an Action Button, akin to what debuted on the iPhone 15 Pro models, providing users with quick access to various tasks, including camera functions. Additionally, there’s talk of a dedicated Capture button, potentially equipped with force-sensor technology, further streamlining the photography experience.

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Asma is an editor at iThinkDifferent with a strong focus on social media, Apple news, streaming services, guides, mobile gaming, app reviews, and more. When not blogging, Asma loves to play with her cat, draw, and binge on Netflix shows.

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