According to a credible source who shared additional information on the MacRumors forums, users of the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are rumored to have the ability to personalize the sensitivity of their device’s solid-state buttons. This will be made possible through a new sensitivity toggle that will be added to the Settings menu.
Just a few days ago, the aforementioned anonymous tipster disclosed yet another piece of information. The tipster had actually disclosed the information earlier that the iPhone 15 Pro variants would come equipped with an advanced ultra-low energy chip. This cutting-edge chip will ensure that the phone’s power, volume, and “Action” solid-state buttons will continue to function even when the device is turned off or has completely drained out of battery.
After news broke that iPhone 15 Pro models will feature capacitive buttons, some users expressed concerns about how these buttons will function with phone cases or when gloves are worn. Addressing these concerns, the same anonymous tipster has shared that iOS 17 will include a sensitivity toggle in the Settings menu. This toggle will allow users to fine-tune the sensitivity of the buttons to better suit different usage scenarios, such as when the phone is used with a case or when gloves are worn.
Typically, manufacturers of iPhone cases receive details about the upcoming models of Apple’s products ahead of their official release. These details allow the manufacturers to make necessary tweaks to the design of the cases, including the positioning of buttons and other external features, so that the cases fit perfectly with the new models.
In conjunction with the new sensitivity setting, the early design details provided to the manufacturers should avoid any potential issues that may arise with the new capacitive buttons. The buttons have a unique ability to detect presses, holds, and respond to varying levels of pressure through the implementation of a new Force Touch-style mechanism and Taptic Engine feedback. This combination of features ensures that the buttons are intuitive to use and provide haptic feedback that is both responsive and precise.
As per earlier rumors, the iPhone 15 Pro series is expected to come equipped with solid-state capacitive buttons, which are likely to be exclusive to these models. In contrast, the standard iPhone 15 models are expected to retain the traditional button mechanism seen on the iPhone 14 series.
In addition to this, the iPhone 15 Pro is set to gain a new customizable Action button that will replace the mute switch. This button is expected to offer a range of customizable functions that can be assigned by users, thus providing more flexibility in terms of how they use their device. Furthermore, the traditional up/down volume buttons are set to be replaced by a unified volume button, which will streamline the overall design of the device.
Overall, these new features and changes are expected to enhance the user experience of the iPhone 15 Pro models, while also retaining the functionality and familiarity that users have come to expect from Apple’s devices.
Apple typically unveils new iPhone models in September, so it is expected that the iPhone 15 series will also be announced around this time. As we get closer to the launch, more details about the features and specifications of the new devices are likely to emerge through leaks and rumors from insiders and analysts.
One of the most highly anticipated changes for the iPhone 15 series is the introduction of Dynamic Island instead of the notch. This feature was first introduced in the iPhone 14 Pro models, but it is expected to be included in all models of the iPhone 15 series, including the standard iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus. The Dynamic Island is a new design element that replaces the traditional notch on the top of the display, providing a more immersive viewing experience for users.
Another highly anticipated change for the iPhone 15 series is the introduction of a USB-C port, replacing the Lightning port that has been used in previous iPhone models. This would bring the iPhone in line with other Apple products such as the iPad Pro and MacBook Pro, which already use USB-C ports.
Source: Macrumors Forums