There have been rumors about solid-state capacitive buttons on the Apple iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max for a few months now. A new post on the MacRumors forums has now provided more details on how it works. As a result, Apple is bringing a unified volume button and a new programmable action button to the iPhone 15 Pro models. The new action button not only adopts the characteristic iPhone mute switch function, but can also accommodate a variety of other programmable applications. These include, among other things, toggling the orientation lock, the flashlight and the energy-saving mode.
The capacitive buttons of the Apple iPhone 15 Pro series also have their own low-power microprocessor. This should also work if the battery of the Apple smartphone is empty. The chip recognizes the user’s press and hold gestures and provides Taptic Engine feedback. You can adjust the sensitivity of the buttons in the settings and even work with protective cases or gloves.
The new low-energy chip in the Apple iPhone 15 Pro series will also power the NFC, Bluetooth LE and UW chips. This works while the device is switched off and even if the phone battery is completely drained. The source for today’s iPhone 15 Pro solid state button details has a pretty good track record. In the past, the tipster has already provided precise details about the Dynamic Island of the iPhone 14 Pro.