- iPhone 15 Pro to skip out on solid-state buttons
- Complex manufacturing and higher costs to blame
- iPhone 16 Pro could receive the new buttons next year
Apple now plans to include solid-state volume and power buttons on next year’s iPhone 16 Pro instead of the iPhone 15 Pro. This is according to Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman in his latest Power On newsletter.
The news corroborates other sources, such as reputable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who earlier claimed that the haptic-powered buttons are no longer expected due to “unresolved technical issues.” While Gurman states that iPhone 15 Pro testing units are still hardware-fitted with the new buttons, they have been allegedly “scrapped” from the planned production models.
Gurman similarly states that “manufacturing complexity, higher associated costs, and software integration concerns” are to blame for the apparent delays. Gurman finally claims that the feature is destined to be adopted next year instead, presumably on the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max.
iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max are expected to feature a new design with narrower bezels, a titanium chassis with subtly rounder edges, a new 3nm A17 processor, and a USB-C port to replace Lightning.