February 28, 2024
Apple to Bring Capacitive Action Button to All iPhone 16 Models [Rumor]

Apple to Bring Capacitive Action Button to All iPhone 16 Models [Rumor]

Posted December 1, 2023 at 4:16pm by iClarified
Apple is planning to bring the Action button to all iPhone 16 models next year, according to a new report from MacRumors.

The site says it has seen extensive evidence that confirms the Action button will be included on the entire iPhone 16 range. Additionally, the site believes that the Action button will be changed from a mechanical to a capacitive type button. The feature is being developed under the codename Atlas.

According to internal documentation, the updated Action button will feature a force sensor, which detects changes in pressure, as well as "tact-switching functionality," although exactly what the latter entails is currently unclear. The new "Capture" button planned for the ‌iPhone 16‌ lineup is also set to include the same functionality as the improved Action button. As with the ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌, even the earliest known designs and prototypes of the base model ‌iPhone 16‌ featured an Action button. The presence of the Action button has remained constant across different development stages and even different hardware configurations.


The company has purportedly experimented with different sizes for the button, with some configurations being larger than the one on the iPhone 15 Pro, closer to the size of the volume buttons.

Notably, the site site also expects the Action button to make its way to the next generation iPhone SE. This would effectively end the existence of the Mute switch across all iPhone devices.

While these changes are pre-production and could change by next year, they are not expected to.

Read More



Apple to Bring Capacitive Action Button to All iPhone 16 Models [Rumor]
Add Comment
Would you like to be notified when someone replies or adds a new comment?
Yes (All Threads)
Yes (This Thread Only)
No
iClarified Icon
Notifications
Would you like to be notified when we post a new Apple news article or tutorial?
Yes
No
Comments
You must login or register to add a comment...
Recent. Read the latest Apple News.
RECENT
Tutorials. Help is here.
TUTORIALS
Where to Download macOS Monterey
Where to Download macOS Ventura
AppleTV Firmware Download Locations
Where To Download iPad Firmware Files From
Where To Download iPhone Firmware Files From
Deals. Save on Apple devices and accessories.
DEALS