Leaked camera module of iPhone 16 hints at vertical rear camera layout


According to details shared by a tipster, Apple's alleged iPhone 16 series smartphones may come with a redesigned rear camera layout. A leaked image of the camera module of the iPhone 16 models suggests that the handset may be the first model after the iPhone 12 to have a vertically positioned camera layout. A brief leak also suggests that the iPhone 16 lineup will include five models, with a “Plus SE” model replacing the 6.7-inch Plus model.

An image shared by X (formerly Twitter) user Majin Boo on the microblogging platform of the iPhone 16's alleged camera module appears to confirm previous reports that the phone will have a vertical camera layout. MacRumors reports that it was able to independently verify through industry sources that the I-34 camera project component was authentic.

X user recently leaked images of renders of the iPhone 16 series smartphones. According to the leaked images, unlike the iPhone 15 lineup, the company may launch five models this year. These could be iPhone 16 SE, iPhone 16 Plus SE, iPhone 16, iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max.

The iPhone SE models feature a single rear camera, while the standard iPhone 16 models feature two cameras in a vertical layout. The company's high-end iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max are shown to feature a vertically aligned triple rear camera layout. However, this claim should be taken with a grain of salt as user X says he has no knowledge of the source of the image.

iPhone 16 Series x Majinbu Inline iPhone 16 Series

Alleged iPhone 16 Lineup
Photo Credit: X/Majin Bu (@MajinBuOfficial)

Changes to the camera layout on the iPhone 16 lineup aren't the only ones expected to come to smartphones — Apple is also expected to equip all models in the series with an action button (introduced on the iPhone 15 Pro models) and a dedicated capture button whose It is said to provide quick access to the camera.

It is worth noting that there are still several months left for Apple's alleged iPhone 16 model to be launched. It's also unclear whether Apple will ditch the iPhone 15 Plus successor for a larger iPhone 16 Plus SE model with a single camera, and whether it will be priced lower than last year's 6.7-inch iPhone 15 Plus. More details about the company's 2024 iPhone models are likely to emerge in the coming months.

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