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New iPhone 16 'shoot button' rumored to mimic high-end camera functionality

by Hartley Charlton

According to a Weibo source, the new capture button in the iPhone 16 line will be able to detect multiple levels of pressure, simulating the two-step shutter button on dedicated digital cameras.


MacRumors was the first to report the presence of a new button on iPhone 16 models called the “Capture Button” last year. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman noted that the Capture button will be able to record video, and The Information reported that the Capture button will add features such as the ability to zoom in and out by swiping left and right on the button, and to focus on a subject using light source. click.

Weibo user “Instant Digital” now confirms that the main function of the Capture button will be to trigger an image or video capture, but a light press will allow the user to adjust the focus. This is essentially the same function as most DSLRs and mirrorless cameras, where the shutter button has two stages: pressing it halfway locks focus or exposure, and pressing it all the way takes the photo. The source added that the addition of the Shoot button reinforces the iPhone's focus on photography.

As explained in the first look at iPhone 16 prototypes, the Shoot button will be located in the bottom right corner &zwnj. ;iPhone 16‌. It will replace the mmWave antenna on the ‌iPhone‌ in USA. models where the mmWave antenna will be moved to the left side of the device under the volume and action buttons. Non-US models do not have the millimeter antenna, which must be moved to accommodate the capture button.

Instant Digital has a mixed record for revealing accurate information about Apple's plans. The source was the first to report the iPhone 14 Yellow spring update, spatial video capture on the iPhone 15 Pro, and a minor hardware update to the Apple Watch Series 9, and was the only source of rumors claiming that the iPhone 15 and &zwnj ;iPhone 15‌ Plus it will have a frosted rear glass. However, they also made claims about some features of iOS 17 and the release of the new iPad Air in October 2023, but these did not materialize.

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