Just a few months have passed since the iPhone 14 series was introduced in September. Online rumours have already begun to circulate about the next iPhone 15 lineup. Ming-Chi Kuo, a reputable Apple analyst, recently released fresh details on the premium iPhone 15 variants.
The iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max will feature solid-state power and volume rocker buttons, according to Kuo. This indicates that the clickable switches will apparently be removed by the Cupertino-based tech company.
The modern iPhones have a physical/mechanical button design to make things easier. The home button of the iPhone 7, 8, and even the SE 2 and SE 3 share similarities with the solid-state button.
The solid-state buttons provide haptic feedback to confirm presses, giving consumers the impression that they are pushing physical buttons. The buttons don’t actually physically sink in; they just appear to. The iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max are the only models slated to receive the design modification. For this, the interior left and right sides of the smartphones will include Taptic Engines.
As a result, the upcoming Apple flagships may include three taptic engines in addition to the current vibration motor. Removing the actual power and volume buttons would help to reduce the number of places where water and dust may enter the phone, making it more durable.
High-end Android OEMs are anticipated to use Apple’s solid-state button design as a new selling feature, according to Kuo.
According to previous reports, Apple abides by the EU regulation requiring phone manufacturers to adopt USB-C connections. This might imply that the USB-C connector will replace the lightning port on the iPhone 15 instead. Buttons-free construction and a USB-C port appear to be the next-generation iPhones‘ main selling points.