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Apple Has Abandoned Solid State Buttons for the iPhone 15 Pro [Kuo]

Apple Has Abandoned Solid State Buttons for the iPhone 15 Pro [Kuo]

Posted April 12, 2023 at 5:33am by iClarified
Apple has purportedly abandoned the much rumored solid state buttons for the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, according to a new report from TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

My latest survey indicates that due to unresolved technical issues before mass production, both high-end iPhone 15 Pro models (Pro & Pro Max) will abandon the closely-watched solid-state button design and revert to the traditional physical button design.

Kuo notes that this will be unfavorable for Cirrus Logic, who was to supply the Controller IC, and AAC Technologies, who was to supply the Taptic Engine. Luxshare, another Taptic Engine supplier, will be less affected due to its larger operating scale.


Finally, it's said that removing the solid state buttons and restoring physical buttons will simplify the development and testing process for Apple.

The iPhone 15 Pro is currently in the EVT development stage, so there is still time to modify the design. In addition, removing the solid-state buttons and restoring physical buttons will simplify the development and testing process. Based on these factors, removing solid-state buttons should have a limited impact on the mass production schedule and shipments for Pro models.

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Apple Has Abandoned Solid State Buttons for the iPhone 15 Pro [Kuo]


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