Analyst: Apple May No Longer Use Physical Buttons On The IPhone 15 Pro

Various rumors about the iPhone 15 began to surface, even though the previous iPhone 14 series was only released a few months ago.

In a recent rumor, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max will use solid-state buttons for volume and power buttons with haptic response instead of using physical buttons.

The solid-state home button first appeared on the iPhone 7, which the user can’t actually press, but vibrates in response to touch.

iPhone 8, 2nd generation and iPhone SE 3 devices also have a loud home button powered by Apple’s Taptic Engine.

Apple uses this same technology to enable haptics keyboard presses in iOS 16, as well as with the Force Touch trackpad they use on their MacBooks.

Kuo tweeted that Apple had to add Taptic Engines on the left and right sides of the two high-end iPhone 15 models, to “provide forced feedback to make users feel like pressing a physical button

Quoted from The Verge, Monday (10/31/2022), this will bring the number of Apple’s Taptic Engines on the iPhone 15 from one to three.

Kuo didn’t mention the base model or the Plus model of the iPhone 15, so we’d expect the second variant to have physical power and volume buttons that can still be pushed.

Keep in mind that this is still just a rumor. Apple wanted to introduce solid-state buttons to the Apple Watch in 2018, but that hasn’t happened yet. The newer Apple Watch Ultra still has a physical lock.

About a year before the launch of the iPhone 15, rumors about the iPhone 15 were still out. One of the series that is being discussed today is the iPhone 15 Pro. This model uses 8GB of RAM as reported by MacRumors, Thursday 27 October 2022.

A Taiwanese company called TrendForce said that in addition to using higher RAM than previous iPhone models, the iPhone 15 Pro will use the A17 Bionic chipset.

While the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus models will use the A16 chipset currently used in the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Apple also made changes to battery charging, where previously using Lightning now using USB C. This is in line with Apple’s confirmation, where the Cupertino-based company is trying to comply with regulations in the European Union.

Apple is known to be following regulations implemented by the European Parliament regarding the use of USB Type-C as standard charging for devices marketed in the European Union.

This was stated by Apple Marketing Greg Joswiak when speaking at the Wall Street Journal Tech Live event.

The Verge connects to both USB Type-C and USB Type-C. At that time, he replied, the company had to comply, because there was no choice.

However, he did not reveal the details of the plan, including the possibility of implementing this technology outside Europe. Although claiming to comply, Apple itself is not too happy with the regulation.

In addition, what had emerged was that the ‘s used in the highest ranks of the iPhone 15, where The name that is said to be used is the iPhone 15 Ultra.

The iPhone 15 Ultra will feature two front cameras and larger storage options than the current iPhone 14.

It is a leaker with the Twitter account Majin Bu (@MajinBuOfficial) who shares information about this premium iPhone 15 model. He said that Apple would make major changes to the design of the iPhone 15 Ultra against the Sevelumna model.

One of the changes is that the iPhone 15 Ultra will be the first Apple phone to have dual selfie cameras.

Quoted from Android Authoriy, Wednesday (28/9/2022), this front camera arrangement will be one of the features that distinguishes the iPhone 15 Ultra model from the 15 Pro model.

In addition to using two front-facing cameras, the Cupertino-based company will also offer storage options in the new phone.

Majin Bu claims the iPhone 15 Ultra will offer the smallest storage capacity of 256GB. iPhone 14 Pro Max starts at 128GB.

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