9to5Mac last month revealed a first look at the design of the entire iPhone 15 range based on the CAD files used to build the phones and also the compatible accessories. But one thing that remained unclear was the layout of the volume buttons, which would be capacitive rather than physical. 9to5Mac heard from a source that the iPhone 15 Pro will have new unified volume buttons, as well as a “press-like” mute button.
Details on the iPhone 15 capacitive volume buttons
According to our source, who is used to making certified accessories for Apple products, the iPhone 15 Pro models will ditch the separate volume up and volume down buttons for a new single button that works both ways depending on the device. where the user presses it.
A first iPhone 15 Pro rumor had already mentioned that this year’s phones will adopt new solid-state buttons with haptic feedbacksimilar to the Home button introduced with the iPhone 7. This means the buttons will no longer have any moving parts and will identify the level of pressure to operate.
Renders had already revealed a single cutout for the volume buttons, but it wasn’t clear if Apple would actually opt for a single button instead of two. The layout of the new volume buttons may resemble that of older iPhone and iPad models. But of course, with the new technologies behind.
Additionally, the source told us that the classic mute switch will be replaced with a new “tap type button”, suggesting that the button will also be capacitive and users will need to force press it to silence the phone. We also heard that the renders leaked by 9to5Mac are in line with what Apple has planned for the new iPhones.
Learn more about the iPhone 15
The most notable change in this year’s iPhones based on leaked renders is the switch from Lightning to USB-C, which would mark a major departure from Apple’s proprietary connector used on iPhones and most. Apple accessories since 2012.
However, the new phones will have a new design with slightly curved edges, while the camera bump will be larger and the display bezels slimmer. Apple will keep the same four sizes from the current iPhone 14 lineup for new models. However, iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will ditch the notch in favor of Dynamic Island.
The new iPhones are expected to be announced by Apple in September.
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