iPhone 16 Pro fidget-spinner camera bump rumor is bogus

in iPhone edited February 27

A rumor claiming that Apple is changing the iPhone 16 Pro camera bump from a square to a triangle makes no sense, and has no back-up from any other rumor source.

Supposed iPhone 16 Pro camera bump changes [X/MajinBuOfficial]
Supposed iPhone 16 Pro camera bump changes [X/MajinBuOfficial]

The bump on the back of the iPhone has been square for quite a few years, with its thickness providing enough space to squeeze in the complex camera systems. While Apple could always change the design of the bump to something completely different, some X posts offer possibilities that are highly unlikely to happen.

Serial leaker "Majin Bu" offered similar posts to X on February 17 and February 24, with each depicting an iPhone with a completely different camera bump. While the signature square was still present, an extra triangular element adds a secondary bump tier, and holds the camera lenses.

The earlier post initially claims the image showed a new design for the camera module that "should be very similar to what Apple is currently testing."

In a follow-up tweet, the leaker's anonymous source adds that the triangle section is "literally just the safe area for producers. It's representative of where they can't cover." There has been a similar "safe area" in iPhone design information provided to a very few case manufacturers for the last decade.

Based on the information I was able to obtain it seems that the new iPhone 16 Pro will have a new design for the camera module, this should be very similar to what Apple is currently testing pic.twitter.com/wjdOcZ1lKb

-- Majin Bu (@MajinBuOfficial)

The second post offered pretty much the same sort of rumor, albeit with an appearance that was more of a rounded triangle than a "fidget spinner," the leaker adds. The module's shape is claimed could allow more cameras to be added in the future.

Within the same tweet and in a follow-up, the leaker adds that they have "no way of verifying whether this information is 100% accurate or true," and that the images are "for demonstration purposes."

As a leaker, Majin Bu is prominent but not incredibly accurate with their claims. Taking into account the source's admission of it being associated with a safe area designation for accessory producers, the leaker themselves has given enough information to disprove the claim.

Among the other more credible iPhone 16 Pro camera rumors is the expectation that the Pro will gain the Pro Max's Tetraprism lens, and the addition of a Capture Button with focusing options.

Rumor Score: B#$&(*it

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