iPhone 16 cases surfaced online, hinting at pill-shaped rear camera island

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As per previous reports, the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus are likely to launch in the second half of 2024 with some design changes. A leaked image that shows two cases for the iPhone 16 models gives us a good idea of ​​what to expect from the successors to the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus. This year, the standard model is said to have a vertical pill-shaped layout, replacing the square camera island with rounded edges found on the iPhone 15 series and other models before it.

An image of two smartphone cases was leaked by tipster Sonny Dixon via X (formerly Twitter). The case on the left appears to be slightly larger, meaning it could be for the iPhone 16 Plus, while the cover on the right could be for the standard model. Both cases are shown with a vertical rear camera bump, as well as a plastic cutout for the LED flash located right next to the camera island.

While the new camera layout may be part of a new design that has been reported several times over the past few months, MacRumors notes that the upcoming smartphone may also feature a dual rear camera setup to enable support for spatial recording. Aligned vertically – This is reportedly not supported on the iPhone 15 because the handset has a diagonal camera layout.

This year, Apple's Action Button is expected to come to all four models from the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max to the iPhone 16 series. The leaked cases also show a cutout for the action button on the regular iPhone 16 model, as well as the rumored 'Capture' button, which is expected to arrive later this year.

Another image recently shared by the same tipster shows the alleged iPhone 16 Pro model with a cutout that could be the capture button on Apple's upcoming flagship handset. Meanwhile, the color options of the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max have also been leaked, and the company's premium smartphones may come in four color options later this year.


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