Apple, known for its innovation, has kept tech enthusiasts on their toes. With the introduction of the Action button in the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, the tech giant has raised eyebrows with speculations about yet another mysterious button in the upcoming iPhone 16. Instant Digital, a reputable leaker with a history of accurate Apple predictions, has recently suggested the inclusion of this enigmatic button across all iPhone 16 models.
Intriguingly, the details surrounding this new button remain shrouded in mystery. While Instant Digital claims there is a “great chance” that every iPhone 16 model will feature it, there’s no information available about its intended function or purpose.
Design Modifications for iPhone 16
Tweaks to the design will accompany this mysterious addition. Instant Digital states that it will relocate the mmWave antenna to the left edge of the iPhone 16 models to make space on the right edge for the new button. Furthermore, they are planning changes for the Action button, which will adopt a solid-state design. This alteration will allow the button to sit flush with the phone’s side and provide haptic feedback instead of physically moving when pressed. Despite these changes, the power and volume buttons are expected to retain their current design.
Interestingly, previous leaks regarding the iPhone 16 have also alluded to this enigmatic button. Some sources have even internally called it the ‘Capture’ button, hinting at a potential association with photography or camera-related functions.
Nevertheless, it seems surprising to add a new button for the second consecutive year, especially when you consider the customizability of the existing Action button, which you can program for various tasks.
The full extent of Apple’s plans regarding the iPhone 16 will likely remain under wraps until its expected release in September 2024. Until then, the tech world will eagerly await further information and continue to speculate about the purpose and capabilities of this intriguing new button.