Apple iPhone 15 Pro solid-state buttons will have customizable sensitivity
Rumors of the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max’s capacitive solid-state buttons have been swirling for a few months now, and a new post on MacRumors forums share more details on how they will work. Apple is believed to be bringing a unified volume button and a new programmable action button to the iPhone 15 Pro series. The latter will house the iPhone’s signature mute switch functionality as well as a number of other programmable uses, including toggling orientation lock, flashlight, low power mode and more.
The capacitive buttons on the iPhone 15 Pro series will have a dedicated low-power microprocessor that will work even when the phone’s battery is dead. The chip will sense the user’s tap and hold gestures and will provide Taptic Engine feedback. Users will be able to customize the sensitivity of the buttons from Settings, and they will be able to work with phone covers and even with gloves.
The new low-power chip in the iPhone 15 Pro series will also power the NFC, Bluetooth LE and UW chips while the device is off and even when the phone’s battery is completely drained. The source of the latest details on the iPhone 15 Pro solid-state buttons has a reliable track record and shared accurate details on the iPhone 14 Pro’s Dynamic Island before it was released.