Leaks and rumors surrounding the iPhone 16 series have been circulating online for some time now. Apple's next-generation flagship smartphones are expected to be released in September this year. Previous reports have hinted at the inclusion of a dedicated Capture button on the iPhone 16 models. Now, a Weibo user named Instant Digital, who has a mixed track record, has shared some details about this Capture button.
iPhone 16's Capture button may resemble a DSLR button, according to Instant Digital. It will have the ability to detect multiple levels of pressure, much like the two-step buttons found on digital cameras. The main function of this button will be to trigger the capture of images or videos. However, a light or halfway press will allow users to lock and adjust the focus. This feature would provide convenience compared to having to tap the screen to lock the focus on the subject, ensuring that the image doesn't turn out blurry. Additionally, a recent report suggests that the Capture button may also support zoom in and out functions.
It is worth noting that some Sony Xperia phones already feature two-stage shutter buttons. These dedicated Capture buttons allow users to quickly capture photos. On the other hand, the Action button on the iPhone 15 Pro models can only be programmed to launch the camera app. The inclusion of the Capture button on the iPhone 16 indicates Apple's focus on photography with its next-generation offerings. This addition could greatly benefit serious photographers and videographers.
However, it is still unclear whether the Capture button will be present on all iPhone 16 models. Early renders of the iPhone 16 Pro show the dedicated button located on the bottom right side of the device.