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iPhone 15 Pro to Feature Solid State Buttons [Kuo]

iPhone 15 Pro to Feature Solid State Buttons [Kuo]

Posted October 28, 2022 at 2:24pm by iClarified
Apple's next generation iPhone Pro models may switch to a solid state design for their volume and power buttons, according to a new report from TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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.

Notably, Kuo says taptic engines will be added on the left and right side of the device to provide force feedback for the buttons.

Due to this design change, the number of Taptic Engines used in each iPhone will increase from the current one to three. As a result, the existing Taptic Engine suppliers, Luxshare ICT (1st supplier) and AAC Technologies (2nd supplier) will be significant beneficiaries.

Finally, Kuo predicts Android smartphone manufacturers will copy Apple and introduce solid state buttons as well.

Notably, the iPhone 15 is also predicted to be the first iPhone with USB-C instead of Lightning, as Apple is forced to comply with EU regulations.

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iPhone 15 Pro to Feature Solid State Buttons [Kuo]
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McApple1 - October 28, 2022 at 11:14pm
I see this as being a relocated force touch the 6s once had, but will likely won’t be the case of repeating the butterfly keyboard controversy.
Ace* - October 28, 2022 at 11:06pm
It’ll totally work, and probably well. The design makes sense and further eliminates gaps.
JAYBRO - October 28, 2022 at 6:53pm
It wont work or do good - then iPhone 17 will bring back the buttons, just like the butterfly keyboard shinannigans on mac.
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