According to a source familiar with the development of the iPhone 16, Apple’s next smartphones will feature a new button called the “Capture” button. Positioned below the Power button on the right-hand side of the device, the purpose of this button is still unknown, but speculation suggests it could be related to the camera functionality of the iPhone 16. The “Capture” button will be a capacitive button, meaning it doesn’t move when pressed and instead provides haptic feedback. It will also have force sensor functionality, allowing it to detect variations in pressure.
This rumor of a capacitive button on the iPhone 16 is not entirely new. It was previously speculated that the iPhone 15 Pro would have capacitive volume and power buttons, but this feature was reportedly delayed due to the need for more time to develop the necessary haptic engines. Now, it seems that the iPhone 16 will introduce a new button instead of redesigned volume and power buttons. However, it’s important to take these rumors with caution as the release of the iPhone 16 is still a year away.
Despite being in the early stages of speculation, rumors of improvements in brightness and display size for the iPhone 16 have already generated excitement about what the next generation of Apple’s flagship smartphones will bring. While details about the “Capture” button remain unclear, it adds to the anticipation surrounding the iPhone 16 and the potential enhancements it will offer.