The iPhone 16 Could Come With a New Camera Button, another Report Claims

iPhone 16 pro max with action button
iPhone 16 pro max
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According to reports, in iPhone 16 the new mechanical button intended for capturing pictures and movies in landscape orientation will be located on the bottom right side of the phone. It may even be touch-sensitive so you could swipe to control the zoom.

According to another story, this one from The Information, Apple is testing a new camera-focused button that will likely be on the iPhone 16 that will be released this year. According to the publication’s sources, the button may be on the bottom right side of the iPhone, under your index finger while capturing landscape images and movies.

The camera button would be the second new button to appear on the iPhone in as many years if it is released. The conventional mute switch, often located on the phone’s left side, was replaced with a new (mechanical) Action Button when the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max were launched last year. This button is intended as a general-purpose shortcut button that, by default, modifies the phone’s ringer settings, even though it may also be configured to shoot pictures.

Apple wouldn’t be the first company to release a smartphone with a dedicated camera button. For instance, Sony has been shipping these with its Xperia cellphones for years. However, it would be a noteworthy addition to some of the most well-liked cell phones available right now. For the first time, Apple surpassed Samsung to ship the most smartphones worldwide last year.

Apple may alter its plans for the iPhone 16 series before they are revealed in September, even if the company is presently testing the feature. Widespread rumors surfaced last year that the company was thinking of replacing the mechanical action, power, and volume buttons on the iPhone with capacitive ones, along with the then-rumored action button. However, the plans were apparently shelved after the feature didn’t meet Apple’s requirements.


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