Apple will reveal the iPhone 15 series by the end of 2023, which is a long time away. However, leaks for the next generation of iPhones have already begun. It has already been established that the next generation of iPhones will support USB-C, and it is now being said that Apple plans to abandon the physical button design. Everything you need to know is right here.
Details about iPhone 15 Pro versions are expected to ditch physical button design
According to insights released by analyst Ming Chi Kuo, the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max versions may feature a solid-state button design. This allows the device to respond to a user’s touch without requiring a physical press, similar to the home button design seen on the iPhone 7, iPhone 8, and a few other models.
“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 to replace the physical/mechanical button design,” Kuo Tweeted.
According to the referenced source, the devices will contain Taptic Engines “placed inside on the left and right sides to offer force feedback to make users feel like they are pushing real buttons.” This implies that Apple will have more room within the smartphones to include a larger battery. While there is no confirmation at this time, the referenced source claims that the next iPhones will have three Taptic Engines instead of the current device’s single vibration motor.
Aside from having solid-state buttons, the iPhone 15 series is reported to have a USB-C port for the first time. According to The Verge, Apple has confirmed this. The punch-hole display design seen on this year’s iPhones will most likely be carried over to the Pro variants. They will be powered by Apple’s A17 Bionic chipset and will run iOS 17.