iPhone 15 Pro models to get unified solid-state volume buttons
3rd March, 2023 at 2:12 pm by Waasif
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- The iPhone 15 Pro models are rumored to get solid-state volume buttons.
- ZoneOfTech tweeted about new CAD renders including this detail.
- iPhone 15 Pro models will also reportedly get two more Taptic engines.
The iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max models are reportedly getting a single solid-state volume rocker instead of two individual volume buttons.
YouTuber ZoneOfTech recently tweeted that the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max models might get a single volume slot with two pins, as per the latest CAD models. Where it used to be two slots with four pins may be seen in the non-Pro models. The mute switch could also be replaced by a single press button.
Almost 100% sure that the iPhone 15 Pro will LONG Unified Volume button, rather than 2 separate ones.— Daniel (@ZONEofTECH) March 2, 2023
While making our iPhone 15 Pro Concept, we’ve found that Apple uses 2 pins on each of the 2 volume buttons. The iPhone 15 Pro CAD only shows 2 pins on a longer volume button. pic.twitter.com/KzkpS9fYBB
Apple may opt for solid-state buttons using haptic feedback for power as volume buttons in the iPhone 15 Pro models. Solid-state buttons can make the iPhone more water and dust resistant, but a question arises about phone cases because solid-state volume and power buttons require touch detection to operate.
Apple has used singular volume rockers in its iPhone 3G and 3GS, but these were later replaced by circular buttons and then long pill shapes in the iPhone 6 series. Apple may also introduce two more Taptic engines in iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max models to power these new solid-state buttons. Image credit: 9to5Mac What are your thoughts on the new rumors about physical buttons getting replaced by touch-sensitive buttons? Leave a comment below and let us know.