Any excitement at this iPhone 16 Pro rumor suggests the phone era has ended!

iPhone 16 with shutter button simulated image being used to take photo
(Image credit: Future)

The latest iPhone 16 rumor I read about was not an exciting new camera, I was not a new feature, the ability to fold, or perhaps a holographic projector. It was not even a new button (though that has been talked about for the iPhone 16 series). No, it was that the lens will have a coating which will reduce lens flare. If that is the sort of exciting new feature we can expect in a generation of phone then perhaps the time has come to stop being excited about new Apple phones at all.

There are lots of iPhone users, and there are lots of people devoted to sharing information about the next products from Apple. There is a claim posted on a Korean blogging service Naver, which says "Apple is said to be testing a camera lens with a new coating technology for use in the next iPhone Pro model.* Additional introduction of new ALD atomic layer deposition (ALD) equipment. This is expected to improve photo quality, including reducing flare."

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