The upcoming iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max models have received some intriguing new information, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Due to unresolved technical issues before mass production, Kuo claims that Apple has foregone the solid-state button design in favor of the conventional physical button design. The initial goal of solid-state buttons was to simulate the feeling of pressing them without actually moving using haptic feedback. The company appears to have decided to return to the old design because the new one seemed to pose too many difficulties.
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The physical button layout will either have two volume buttons or, as was previously reported. It will surface just one elongated volume button. Given that the iPhone 15 Pro is still in the Engineering Validation Test development stage, Kuo thinks that Apple still has time to make changes to the design. However, it is not anticipated that the change will significantly affect the Pro models’ mass production schedule and shipments. It may be detrimental to important Taptic Engine component suppliers.
We might not see the solid-state button not until the iPhone 16 series in 2024, according to tech analysts Jeff Pu and Shelly Chou’s assessments at Hong Kong-based investment company Haitong International Securities. According to recent rumors, the iPhone 15 Pro will have new buttons, a large camera bump, and a titanium frame with rounded edges. We suspect that each camera protrusion will grow again, and the hump will thicken. On the other hand, the iPhone 15 Pro Max will have a smaller camera protrusion that will contain a periscope zoom lens.
According to expectations, both devices will have “all-new sensor technology. These will capture more light and reduce overexposure or underexposure in certain settings.” Furthermore, all iPhone 15 are to have a USB-C port, but only Apple-approved USB-C cables will provide the fastest charging. So what do you think of the iPhone 15 not having the solid-state button?