The iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max capacitive solid-state buttons have been rumored for a while now few months now and a new post on the MacRumors forums shares more details on how they will work. Apple would bring a unified volume rocker and a new programmable action button to the iPhone 15 Pro series. The latter will feature the signature iPhone mute switch functionality, as well as a host of other programmable uses including orientation lock toggle, flashlight, power saving mode, and more.
The capacitive buttons on the iPhone 15 Pro series have a special energy-efficient microprocessor that works even when the phone’s battery is empty. The chip detects the user’s pressing and holding gestures and provides Taptic Engine feedback. Users can adjust the sensitivity of the buttons through Settings and they can work with phone cases and even gloves.
The new low-power chip in 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’s battery is completely drained. The source for the latest details on the iPhone 15 Pro’s solid-state buttons has a reliable track record and shared accurate details on the iPhone 14 Pro’s Dynamic Island before its release.