New iPhone 16 rumor is an early April Fools joke

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The launch of the next iPhone may be over 6 months away, but that isn't stopping the leakers and tipsters from dreaming up possible new features that might materialize on the iPhone 16. If we're being kind, the latest rumor is somewhat far-fetched. If we're being honest, it may as well be an April Fools joke a month too early.

The tip comes from Twitter tipster Majin Bu, who claims to have "consulted different resources" and both suggest a change to the design of the rear-facing camera array/bump. If true, this would be pretty big, as the current style of the iPhone's camera array has been fundamentally unchanged since the iPhone 11. However, while Apple could well see fit to redesign the camera bump for the iPhone 16, we HIGHLY doubt it'll end up resembling the render in this rumor Tweet.

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Ben Andrews

Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys.