It seems that certain technical problems could cause Apple to have to reuse physical buttons on the new generation of iPhone Pro.
The first leaks hinted that Apple would clean up the design of the iPhone 15 Pro to differentiate them from the non-Pro range.
This difference would be marked by the elimination of physical buttons and integration of solid state buttons with haptic feedback.
It’s a technology similar to how touchpads work on MacBook laptops and gives the sensation of pressing the button without having physically moved anything.
Initially it seemed that Apple planned to replace the mute switch and the two volume buttonsleaving the power button as the only physical one.
Breaking technical issues: End of new buttons?
Ming-Chi Kuo has reported that the company has failed to solve certain technical problems before mass production which has forced the company to Ditch the solid-state button design for the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max.
According to Kuo, iPhone 15 is in the Engineering Validation Development (EVT) phase. It is the earliest development stage just before mass production. There is still the possibility that Apple integrates this new technology if you fix the issues before Design Validation Status (DVT).
Once that phase begins, the final product is tested to verify that all the components work as they should.
Jeff Pu is another analyst who has corroborated that the iPhone 15 Pro might not integrate that new technology for the volume buttons and the mute switch.
Let’s see, the world is not ending, it is clear that Apple has been with this configuration of physical buttons for years, and it certainly works. But one of the novelties that could boost sales of the Pro models is dropped.
It is clear that Apple does not want another future Buttongate as happened years ago with his antenna design on the iPhone and his antennagate.
Apple is not the first to think about how to remove buttons from its mobile, we have already seen a pioneer Huawei with its Mate 30 Pro eliminating the volume buttons and leaving their functionality to the touch area of the screen closest to its traditional area.
However, it is a design that did not fit. He replace physical buttons that end up failing due to pulsations and use by solid state buttons Yeah that seems like a good compromise.
We will have to wait for the arrival of the new family of mobiles this year to see if they finally Manzana gets it.