That leaked iPhone 16 camera design finally makes sense

Rumours about the next generation of iPhone have been a little sparser than usual this year, but there's one thing that most leakers seem to agree on: the standard iPhone 16 model will feature a vertical camera layout. This has been compared to older iPhone models (it's taking us straight back to 2017), but it turns out there's a forward-thinking reason for the backward-looking design.

According to reports, the vertical camera layout is linked to Apple's VR headset, Vision Pro. Apple has made a big deal of Spatial Video, which essentially lets the user take 3D videos using an iPhone that can be viewed immersively on Vision Pro. (Looking for new kit? Check out the best iPhone 15 Pro deals available now.)

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.