While we’re still far away from the iPhone 16 launch, rumors about the phone are gradually popping up. The latest rumor suggests that Apple might add a button to the iPhone 16. The functionality of this new button is still a mystery.
The iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max came with an additional Action Button, which is customizable for various tasks. A report from MacRumors (via Weibo’s Instant Digital) now states that Apple might take the same path for the iPhone 16 series and add a new button that’s set for inclusion.
While the Action Button was available to iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max variants, the source says there’s a “great chance” that all iPhone 16 variants launch with the new button. The future generation of Apple’s smartphones includes the iPhone 16, the iPhone 16 Plus, the iPhone 16 Pro, and the iPhone 16 Pro Max. Meanwhile, some other rumors suggest that iPhone 16 & 16 Plus may not get 120Hz displays.
The Apple iPhone 16 series supposedly will launch with even more buttons
To accommodate the change, Apple reportedly plans to relocate the mmWave antenna to the device’s left. The mmWave antenna is now located on the right side of the iPhones. Volume and Power keys remain in their place as they’re not solid-state yet.
The report also notes that the Action Button sits flush with the device in the next iPhones as Apple wants to switch to solid-state technology. As a side note, the solid-state design means the device doesn’t utilize moving parts and relies on haptic feedback instead.
The previous 16 leaks also pointed to a new button below the power button. The new button is allegedly a capacitive type, internally called the “Capture” button. Given the internal name, the button might be related to the iPhone 16 camera. Meanwhile, adding a new button to iPhones when the Action Button is customizable raises many questions about Apple’s next smartphones.
For now, we can take the news with a pinch of salt as the iPhone 15 series has just launched, and it’s too soon to talk about the following models. More details about the alleged iPhone 16 button will leak in the coming months.