Apple product analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that the company is not using solid-state buttons on the iPhone 15 Pro due to unresolved technical issues.
Although previous reports said, Apple plans to use solid-state buttons on the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro and Max, the company’s product analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has stated that the Cupertinos are likely due to “unresolved technical issues.” They will abandon their decision. However, higher-end iPhone 15 models may still come with regular physical buttons.
In the previous rumors, it was said that the volume button and the switch to silence the device in the iPhone 15 Pro models would not be the same as in the past, and Apple plans to change them. These buttons, which were already clickable, were supposed to be capacitive touch like the Home button of old iPhones.
Changing iPhone 15 Pro programs due to technical problems
But now Ming-Chi Kuo has reported in his new Medium post:
“My latest checks indicate that due to technical issues not resolved before mass production, both high-end iPhone 15 Pro models (Pro and Pro Max) will ditch the solid-state button design and use the same traditional physical button design. »
Such a change would hurt suppliers, Kuo explains in his note. Among the companies affected by Apple’s decision, Cirrus Logic is mentioned, which was supposed to produce new buttons’ dedicated microprocessors.
However, according to Ko, the iPhone 15 Pro is currently in the development phase of its EVT, which still has enough time to refine the device’s design. Additionally, removing solid-state buttons and using legacy physical buttons simplifies device development and testing.
Last week, new high-quality renders of the iPhone 15 Pro were released, in which we saw this device’s USB-C port and non-moving buttons.