As rumored previously, leaked CAD images shared in a video on the Chinese version of TikTok and posted to Twitter by ShrimpApplePro suggest that the upcoming iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max will feature a unified volume button and a separate mute button. This information confirms earlier speculations regarding Apple’s redesign of the iPhone’s physical controls.
A new leak by the reliable leaker ShrimpApplePro has revealed an iPhone 15 Pro CAD drawing that showcases the redesign of the phone’s physical controls. The leaked images and video shared on Twitter, provide a clear view of the new unified volume button and separate mute switch. This previously unseen design gives us a glimpse of what to expect from the upcoming iPhone 15 Pro’s design.
The leaked video shows the new design of the iPhone 15 Pro’s physical controls. Instead of the traditional separate buttons for volume up and down, there is now a single capacitive button for adjusting the volume levels. The mute switch has also been replaced by a new mute button, which can be pressed to turn the phone’s ringer on or off. The video also confirms earlier rumors of a smaller camera bump on the iPhone 15 Pro Max, which will likely contribute to a more aesthetically pleasing design.
More cads images— ShrimpApplePro 🍤 (@VNchocoTaco) March 20, 2023
Source in video pic.twitter.com/sxy9GaNCre
According to recent leaks, the iPhone 15 Pro models are set to introduce a new design for the volume buttons, replacing the traditional separate buttons for volume up and down with a single elongated button that can be used to adjust the volume in either direction. Additionally, the iconic mute switch – present on every iPhone since the original model in 2007 – is set to be reimagined as a dedicated mute button that can be pressed to turn the phone’s ringer on or off. This new layout promises to offer a more streamlined user experience, with easier and more intuitive control over key phone functions.
New CAD files that were shared today suggest that the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will not feature the new mute button design seen on the iPhone 15 Pro models. Instead, these devices will continue to use the old switch-style design for the mute function. While it’s unclear why Apple has chosen to keep the old design for these models, it may be to differentiate the Pro models from the standard iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus. Regardless, users of these devices can still expect the high-quality performance and advanced features that Apple is known for.
Its 15 ultra will happening?— Wibowo Murty (@MorphinsW) March 20, 2023
Tech reviewer Sonny Dickson has provided further insight into the upcoming iPhone 15 series, sharing images of alleged front glass panels for the phones. The leaked images confirm earlier reports of thinner bezels around the display for the Pro models, providing a larger and more immersive screen for users. Additionally, the images reveal that the Dynamic Island – a feature previously exclusive to the Pro models – will be expanded to the standard iPhone 15 models, offering an even more advanced user experience. These updates suggest that the iPhone 15 series will continue to push the boundaries of innovation and set new standards for mobile technology.