iPhone 15 Pro might continue to offer physical buttons instead of solid-state buttons

Apple's iPhone 15 Pro models may end up having physical buttons instead of solid-state ones after months of speculation.

Ahead of Apple’s iPhone 15 series launch, there are a lot of unofficial information about the smartphones we are getting on the internet. The latest information has revealed that the iPhone  Pro models will offer solid-state buttons. However, latest report has suggested otherwise as they may end up having physical buttons instead of solid-state ones.

According to Apple analyst Ming Chi-Kuo, due to unresolved technical issues before mass production, the iPhone 15 Pro models will feature a traditional physical button design.

“My latest survey indicates that due to unresolved technical issues before mass production, both high-end iPhone 15 Pro models (Pro and Pro Max) will abandon the closely-watched solid-state button design and revert to the traditional physical button design,” Kuo wrote in a Medium post on Wednesday.

Moreover, he said, investors expected that the new solid-state button design would increase suppliers’ revenues and profits; thus, this change is particularly unfavourable for Cirrus Logic (exclusive Controller IC supplier) and AAC Technologies (Taptic Engine supplier).

Another Taptic Engine supplier for solid-state buttons, Luxshare ICT will likely be less affected by this change due to its significantly larger operating scale vs AAC Technologies.

Kuo said that the iPhone 15 Pro is currently in the EVT development stage, so there is still time to modify the design.

In addition, removing the solid-state buttons and restoring physical buttons will simplify the development and testing process.

Based on these considerations, removing solid-state buttons should have a minor impact on the Pro model’s mass production schedule and shipments.

However, we are quite sure that the other specifications of the smartphone that were leaked on the internet will be same. Some of the important features in the iPhone 15 Pro include titanium casing with rounder-edged design, smaller bezels and USB Type C port. The camera lens of the iPhone 15 Pro will also get an upgrade as compared with the iPhone 14 Pro.

(With IANS inputs)

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