Apple’s upcoming iPhone 16 series is expected to introduce a new hardware feature that will enhance the photography experience for users. According to a report by The Information, the iPhone 16 models will come with a dedicated Capture button that will allow users to adjust zoom and focus levels, as well as capture images and videos, without touching the screen.
The Capture button will be a physical button located on the lower right-hand side of the iPhone 16 devices and will respond to both touch and pressure. Users will be able to swipe left and right on the button to zoom in and out, and press lightly to focus and firmly to capture or record. This will make the process of taking photos and videos more convenient and intuitive, especially when holding the phone horizontally.
The Capture button is rumored to be available on all iPhone 16 models, including the base iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus, as well as the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max. The latter two are also expected to feature upgraded cameras, such as a 5x tetraprism lens for the iPhone 16 Pro and a 48-megapixel main sensor for both Pro models.
Apple is likely to unveil the iPhone 16 series in September this year, along with other products such as the Apple Watch Series 8 and the AirPods 4. The iPhone 16 series is also expected to sport a Dynamic Island, a USB Type-C port, and a 120Hz refresh rate display.