We have not yet had time to see the iPhone 15, which is still a few months away from its presentation, but there are already more and more rumors about the next line, the iPhone 16.
Yes, MacRumors, with a link to the @URedditor Twitter account, reports that simpler smartphone models from Apple next year may get a vertical placement of cameras like it was last seen in the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini. Such changes will also apply to the larger version of the iPhone 16 Plus.
The base model iPhone 16 will have a vertical camera layout, as opposed to diagonal on iPhone 15. This will make the device instantly recognizable as the latest model.
Currently, an iPhone 12-style design is in testing, though there is another design as well, same layout.
— Unknownz21 🌈 (@URedditor) May 22, 2023
We will remind you that with the appearance of the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini, the company began to place the camera lenses diagonally, which remained the same on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, and will most likely continue with this year’s models.
As the source notes, such a change “will make the device instantly recognizable as the latest model.”
With the release of the iPhone 13, the company justified the change in the location of the cameras with some technical features that allowed to improve the system. Obviously, before the release of the iPhone 16 next year, the entire camera unit will undergo an update. Perhaps they will also allow you to change the overall design of this element again.