Rumors about the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max’s capacitive solid-state buttons have been going on for a few months now and a new post on the MacRumors forums shares more details of how they will work. Apple is believed to bring a unified volume button and a new programmable Action button to the iPhone 15 Pro series. The latter will accommodate the signature iPhone mute switch functionality as well as a bevy of other programable uses including toggling the orientation lock, flashlight, low power mode and more.
The capacitive buttons on the iPhone 15 Pro series will feature a dedicated low-energy microprocessor that will work even when the phone’s battery is drained. The chip will sense user presses and hold gestures and will bring 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 cases and even with gloves.
The new low-energy chip inside the iPhone 15 Pro series will also power the NFC, Bluetooth LE and UW chips while the device is powered off and even when the phone battery is completely drained. The source for 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 its release.