The iPhone 16 is anticipated to introduce a fresh addition: a Capture Button designed for the camera function. While the iPhone 15 Pro models hinted at this innovation with their action button, Apple is poised for further enhancements in its 2024 iPhone 16 lineup.
Rumors abound regarding the debut of this Capture Button, potentially functioning akin to a shutter button for the camera. Internally dubbed the “Capture Button,” its precise utility remains under speculation within Apple. Positioned beneath the device’s power button on the right side, this feature will take the form of a capacitive button, departing from the traditional physical button.
Insider reports from MacRumors suggest that this new button is slated to feature across all models of the iPhone 16 series, encompassing both the base and Plus versions. The rumored iPhone 16 Pro Action Button is anticipated to sport a sleek, flush design, marking a shift to solid-state technology—a departure from the current standard button design.
Additionally, the iPhone 16 is expected to boast premium features, with hopes high for the incorporation of the ProMotion 120Hz display in the regular iPhone 16 models. Apple’s reliance on Qualcomm for the iPhone’s 5G modem is set to persist for the foreseeable future, amid reports indicating the possible abandonment of Apple’s in-house 5G modem development plans. This decision bodes well for companies such as Qualcomm moving ahead.
In other Apple news, the company faces a directive to halt sales of its latest Watch Series 9 and Watch Ultra 2 models in the United States due to reported patent infringements.