The iPhone 16 is expected to have a dual vertical camera setup and slightly curved frame edges.
Citing insider sources, MacRumors reports that Apple is designing two pre-production prototypes for the standard iPhone 16 model, but has not yet decided on which version to choose. Based on leaked information, the tech site generated images of both prototypes to help readers visualize the company’s future product.
The two iPhone 16 prototypes mainly differ in their rear camera design.
One version (left) has two separate camera lenses similar to the iPhone 12, with a larger lens size. The other has a vertical pill-shaped camera bump like the iPhone X, but housed in a square section. Both have slightly curved edges for easier gripping. Compared to the iPhone 15, the flash position is identical in both designs.
The volume buttons are located on the left side, along with an Action key like the iPhone 15 Pro line. However, Apple is still considering having either separate or conjoined volume buttons, as well as larger or smaller Action key sizes.
The power button sits on the right side, but Apple also plans to add a camera shutter button. It has not finalized whether this would be a capacitive sensor button (left and middle images) or physical shutter button.
The front of the iPhone 16 may not see many noticeable changes, likely retaining the Dynamic Island design of the iPhone 15. The device will be equipped with a USB-C port.
“The images are based on accurate descriptions of early iPhone 16 prototypes from internal sources, but the existence of multiple versions suggests everything remains in flux. There is still plenty of time before the iPhone 16 is released, and additional changes can always come,” MacRumors cautions.
The iPhone 16 is expected to be unveiled by Apple in September 2024 at its Cupertino, California headquarters.