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First iPhone 16 component leak reveals updated camera housing

Marko Zivkovic

Following our previous in-depth look at the iPhone 16 and the different camera bump designs Apple tested for it, new information has surfaced on social media site X from user Majin Boo. While this user has a mixed track record, they have provided accurate information about the design of future iPhones from time to time, and their latest post could very well be our first look at the real ‌iPhone 16‌ part.


In his post, Boo shared an image of what appears to be the main camera body for the base ‌iPhone 16‌ models with a vertical camera position. Although the part image was posted upside down, as noted by users who responded to Boo's post, this does not affect the authenticity of the component itself.

MacRumors can independently verify the authenticity of the component design depicted in the image. higher. Thanks to our industry sources, we can confirm that the item featured in Boo's post is the main camera chassis for the I-34 camera project, intended for use in the base model ‌iPhone 16‌ will be released later this year.

This latest component leak coincides with numerous reports about the new vertical camera layout Apple has planned for the ‌iPhone 16‌. As seen in our December report on early iPhone 16 prototypes, as well as our look at more recent internal designs, Apple has decided to place the cameras vertically, as opposed to the current diagonal arrangement used in the base iPhone 15 and iPhone 15. ; Plus. By using a vertical camera layout, Apple could introduce spatial video recording to the base ‌iPhone 16‌ model, expanding the general availability of this feature across the entire ‌iPhone 16‌ range.

In addition to the vertical camera position, ‌iPhone 16‌ It is also expected to get an Action button as a portable version from the iPhone 15 Pro and will have an additional “Grip” button with force sensor technology located on the right side of the device.

For more information, see what to expect from new iPhones this year, check out our dedicated iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Pro rumor roundup pages.

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