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iPhone 16 dummy units show off Capture button, new camera bump

iPhone 16 could get new features like a Capture button

A range of small design tweaks are coming to iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Pro, and some dummy units used by case makers provide a first glance at what's coming.

Dummy units are industry tools used to ensure prototype cases fit the upcoming iPhone designs. There's no way to know if a dummy unit is authentic, though, and some case makers end up getting the wrong ones.

Sonny Dickson posted photos of dummy units for the iPhone 16, iPhone 16 Plus, iPhone 16 Pro, and iPhone 16 Pro Max on X. The metal units showcase many of the rumored features expected for the products.

The iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max are nearly identical to their iPhone 15 counterparts minus the Capture button. These models are expected to get slightly bigger displays, but that is difficult to ascertain from photos.

The iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus have a new vertical camera bump similar to the iPhone X, but the flash is outside of the bump. The Action button and Capture button are visible on these models too.

The vertical camera bump enables the base models to capture spatial video for Apple Vision Pro. The Capture button on all four models is expected to be mechanical and used for the Camera app.

Apple will announce the iPhone 16 lineup during an event in September 2024. They are expected to feature next-generation chipsets with upgraded Apple AI capabilities and improved camera specs.