Kuo: Apple iPhone 15 Pro to bring solid state volume buttons

Michail, 28 October 2022

In the latest edition of iPhone 15 rumors, TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims Apple will bring solid-state power and volume buttons to the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max. The new buttons will function like the Touch ID sensor introduced on the iPhone 7 and still used today on the iPhone SE (2022) thanks to two additional Taptic Engines on the left and right sides of the frame.

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iPhone 14 Pro Max buttons

The solid-state buttons will not sink in physically and will instead offer haptic feedback to confirm presses. These new buttons are only rumored for the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max/Ultra while the regular iPhone 15 models are expected to retain their pedestrian click buttons. Lastly, Kuo expects Android makers to also follow in Appleā€™s approach with their premium phones also adopting solid-state buttons.

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Reader comments

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