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5 Reasons to Wait for the iPhone 15 & 5 Reasons Not To



Don't Wait for Solid State Buttons

Don't Wait for Solid State Buttons

In a bit of a surprise, it looks like one of the iPhone 15's most heavily rumored features won't make it to the device after all. 

At one point, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believed the volume button and power button of the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Max might "adopt a solid-state button design" that's similar to the home button design on the company's iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone SE 2, and iPhone SE 3. It would replace the current mechanical button design.

Kuo said the devices may have "Taptic Engines located on the internal left and right sides to provide force feedback to make users feel like they are pressing physical buttons."

Bloomberg's Mark Gurman also believed Apple would install haptic volume buttons. 

Another rumor stated that iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max users would be able to adjust the sensitivity of these buttons for cases and gloves. 

These rumors gained some steam thanks to Apple supplier Cirrus Logic seemingly hinting at the change this year. 

Unfortunately, according to Kuo, Gurman, and analysts Jeff Pu and Shelly Chou, these features have been pushed back due to unresolved technical issues. Kuo believes the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max will both have traditional buttons. 

Another source who has been accurate with information in the past also says these features have been cancelled for the iPhone 15 Pro models. 

Pu and Chou believe these changes have been pushed to the iPhone 16 series. So does Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Gurman says Apple has been "wavering" on the change, but that as of right now, it's likely coming on board the iPhone 16.

Cirrus Logic itself has seemingly confirmed the cancellation and the company says it has "limited knowledge" of Apple's plans at this time which suggests the change isn't guaranteed to come next year.

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  1. Denise

    09/25/2023 at 7:41 am

    It makes sense to me to buy a new iPhone only if you have a much older version, like a 10 or 11 iPhone. Or you want to switch from Android. In other cases, it’s just a waste of money. Another case: there are people who are simply obsessed with buying newer iPhones each year. And there is no point in convincing them that it doesn’t make any sense.
    At the office in Kontorshotell Stockholm, we watched the presentation and personally, I was really disappointed with it. Still, I would not switch to Android.

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