iPhone 15’s new detail has arrived regarding its design and side buttons on its chassis. According to this detail, the volume and power buttons of next year’s iPhone would inherit solid-state versions.
By making these buttons solid, it is clear that Apple will make another way to use them, so the company might be planning to give nostalgia by picking the technology from the old iPhone model.
Apple Would Replace iPhone 15’s Button Clicks With Taptic Engines
As a reliable analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo has shared a complete series of tweets on this solid-state swap for the buttons from Apple.
Let me explain it in simple language, the company will make the volume up, volume down, and power buttons in solid-state, and their purpose and layout will stay the same.
My latest survey indicates that the volume button and power button of two high-end iPhone 15/2H23 new iPhone models may adopt a solid-state button design (similar to the home button design of iPhone 7/8/SE2 & 3) to replace the physical/mechanical button design.
— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) October 28, 2022
And to make these buttons work, Apple will add a Taptic Engine for every button so that via this haptic feedback, the button can do its job by just tapping, and it will also make vibrations while tapping.
The perfect example of it is the iPhone 7 and 8’s home button and about, which almost everyone knows or might even be used in the past that these iPhone’s home button was unique as it was unpressable.
Because it was in a solid state and to perform, it also ran on haptic feedback.
It will be interesting to see this technology on the side buttons of the iPhone, and also, we don’t even have to wait so long for it because iPhone 15 will launch next year.
Like iPhone 14, the iPhone 15 will also inherit many new changes and improvements as it is also expected to get a USB-C port which will make it the first iPhone with a USB-C instead of the Lightning port.
Besides, Kuo has also mentioned that this change is expected to be seen in only pro models as the company has done in the iPhone 14 series with many differences, which really worked well for them.