Thanks to Apple supplier Cirrus Logic, we finally know: the iPhone 15 Pro won’t feature solid-state buttons! Well, we kind of expected this to be the final result. Just last month, the reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said there would be no solid-state buttons on the iPhone 15 Pro variants as had been first speculated because of some “unresolved technical issues before mass production.” Kuo went on further to explain how the gadgets will feature conventional buttons that are so sleek because they’ll smoothly respond to pressure. Here’s an excerpt of Cirrus Logic’s statement:
[…] a new product that we mentioned in previous shareholder letters as being scheduled for introduction this fall is no longer expected to come to market as planned; […] we are removing the revenue associated with this component from our internal model.
Apple’s supplier has a next-gen tech known as HPMS. That’s something quite interesting because it actually comes as high-performance, mixed-signal chips that also feature some sleek haptic drivers for the Taptic Engine in iPhones. Here’s a remarkable fact that you should know: 79% of Cirrus Logic’s sales in the fiscal year 2022 came from our favorite tech giant based in Cupertino, which is also the company’s biggest client.
Other reports claimed that the Ring/Silent switch would also be replaced with a button that could be programmable more like the Action button on the Apple Watch Ultra. Quite impressive, isn’t it?!
What are your thoughts about iPhone 15 so far? Do you think such a change as no more solid-state buttons is necessary?
Furthermore, Cirrus Logic’s recent report shows that Apple is unaware of these intentions as of yet (excuse me, what?!), contrary to the prediction of another reliable Apple analyst Jeff Pu who said that the solid-state buttons would likely be delayed to iPhone 16 Pro versions debuting next year.
Stay tuned for more cool Apple news and tips soon!