Leaked iPhone 16 design is giving me major 2017 vibes

iPhone 16 render
A fan-made render of the iPhone 16 (left) and iPhone 16 Pro (right) (Image credit: AppleHub via Twitter)

Over the last few years of iPhone design, it seems Apple has liked to move in cycles. Back in 2020 the company unveiled the flat-edged iPhone 12, which echoed the iPhones 4 and 5, then things went full circle with last year's more rounded iPhone 15. And if new leaks are anything to go by, Apple is set to take a leaf out of its own history books again.

Leaked schematics (below) suggest the iPhone 16 will adopt a vertical camera layout, doing away with the diagonal design we've seen since 2021. And with a slimmer cutout, the whole thing looks strongly reminiscent of 2017's iPhone X. (In the market for new gear? Check out the best iPhone 15 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.