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The Future of Buttons: iPhone 15 Pro Leak Suggests New Levels of Customization

Haptic buttons with gloves? Yes, it will be possible.

The Future of Buttons: iPhone 15 Pro Leak Suggests New Levels of Customization
David Bernal Raspall

David Bernal Raspall

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The iPhone 15 Pro rumors continue. We know that instead of traditional physical buttons, the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max will feature solid-state buttons, which means that the buttons will not move physically as in previous models, instead, they will be capacitive and respond to different levels of pressure. A change that left us, since its first leak, with a doubt that now, in the form of another leak, is resolved while surprising us.

An option that was already available on the iPhone 7s

The iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max will have the ability to customize the sensitivity of the solid-state buttons. Something we know thanks to a trusted source of MacRumors that in its forums has provided additional details about the features of the new phones.

A few days ago, this same anonymous source revealed that the iPhone 15 Pro models will use a new ultra-low power chip that will allow the new buttons to remain operational when the device is off or out of battery. Now he tells us about the configuration and resolves a question that has been hovering in the rumorsphere for quite some time.

There was some concern about how the new capacitive buttons will work when a protective case is attached or when wearing gloves with the iPhone. In response to this, the tipster revealed that iOS 17 will include a new option that will allow users to customize the sensitivity of the buttons to suit different usage scenarios. Thus, when faced with a case, we can increase the sensitivity to touches and when faced with the occasional unintentional touch, decrease it.

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Recall that the capacitive buttons, which will respond to our keystrokes with two new Taptic Engine in addition to the one we already know, will be exclusive to the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. Thanks to this technology, Apple will be able to simplify the interior of our phones. Something that, coupled with the possible disappearance of the physical SIM, will leave more space for new components and perhaps more battery. While we expect the iPhone 15 Pro to do away with a button with 16 years of history, in terms of buttons, gloves and cases, Cupertino has thought of all scenarios.

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David Bernal Raspall

David Bernal Raspall

Architect | Creator and editor of hoyenapple.com | Trainer in Apple technologies | Editor at Softonic and iDoo_tech and previously at Applesfera

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