The iPhone 16 schematics shared by Majin Bu on X show that Apple has indeed been considering changing the camera design on the base models to align the lenses vertically. With the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max, Apple changed the position of the lenses so that the wide and ultra-wide lenses are aligned when the phone is in landscape mode.
This enables the iPhone 15 Pro to record Spatial Videos using both lenses. Although these videos look like regular videos on the iPhone, users can watch them in 3D on a Vision Pro. If the rumors are true, the non-Pro models of the iPhone 16 will also have the ability to record Spatial Videos.
Citing its own sources, MacRumors claims that the schematics shared by Majin Bu are accurate and that the iPhone 16 will feature a “vertical camera arrangement with a pill-shaped raised surface.” This should make the camera module look similar to the one in the iPhone X, although the lenses should keep their own individual ring rather than both being placed under a single piece of glass.
As for the 16 Pro models, Majin Bu says that Apple is still testing ways to fit a periscope lens for better optical zoom on the smaller version. Currently, only the iPhone 15 Pro Max…
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