This iPhone 16 dummy unit leak confirms (almost) everything that already leaked

Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Pro this September and newly leaked dummy units show us exactly what we can expect.

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You don't need to be the biggest Apple fan in the world to know that the company, generally, announces new iPhones every September. And this coming September Apple is expected to announce four new handsets in the iPhone 16, iPhone 16 Plus, iPhone 16 Pro, and iPhone 16 Pro Max. The four handsets have all been leaking in recent months, and now a new leak has given us our best look at the new iPhones yet.

That leak comes via the leaker Sonny Dickson in a couple of posts on the X social network. Those posts show photos of dummy iPhone units that appear to show all four new iPhones in all their glory. And assuming they're legit - and we've no reason to suspect otherwise - these new dummy units confirm almost everything that we've been told to expect in previous leaks.

The first thing that most will notice is the redesigned camera layout of the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus, something that has been rumored for some time. The cameras will move to a vertical orientation rather than the diagonal one that has been used since the iPhone 13. That change isn't all about cosmetics, either, with Apple's switch allowing the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus to capture spatial video for the first time. Those spacial videos will then be played back on the Apple Vision Pro.

Currently, only the headset itself and Apple's iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max can capture spatial videos but that'll all change when the new iPhones arrive. The moving of the cameras is required in order to capture the 3D data required for spatial videos.

The other change is the sizes of the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max. Both of those handsets are set to be slightly larger than the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus thanks to a slight increase in screen size. While the iPhone 16 will come with 6.1- and 6.7-inch displays respectively, there will be an increase for those buying Pro models. The iPhone 16 Pro is expected to have a 6.3-inch display while the iPhone 16 Pro MAx is expected to have a 6.9-inch display.

There are some aspects of the new iPhone lineup that aren't shown here, however. There's no indication of the Capture Button that has been rumored, but only because the photos show the iPhone face-down, making the buttons difficult to see.

Apple is expected to announce the new iPhones in September alongside the Apple Watch X and a refreshed Apple Watch Ultra.

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Based in the UK, Oliver has been writing about technology, entertainment, and games for more than a decade. If there's something with a battery or a plug, he's interested. After spending too much money building gaming PCs, Oliver switched to Apple and the Mac - and now spends too much on those instead.

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