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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.

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