If you're as confused as we are about what's going on with the buttons on the iPhone 16, you're not alone.
Now it looks like the iPhone 16 Pro will not get pressure-sensitive buttons
Before the launch of the iPhone 15 Pro, there was talk that all of the all-digital buttons would become fully digital and offer pressure-sensitive presses. Then the rumor was changed so that only one action button was now pressure sensitive. As you know, the final product ended up with an actual action button. After the launch, a completely new rumor has emerged: Apple will implement another new button, perhaps only for the 16 Pro models, at the same time that the iPhone 16 gets the action button known from last year's Pro models.
MacRumors can now reveal that Apple is trying to figure out how to design the new button system – and according to Apple's blog, this is what the company is investigating:
- The volume control button is combined with a small action button
- Built-in volume button with large action button and new record button
- The volume buttons are separate with a large action button and record button designed into the frame
- The volume buttons are separate with a small action button and record button designed into the frame
“With the latest 'Proto2' design, Apple has once again changed up the action button. 'The company has adopted a smaller action button that mirrors the action button found on the iPhone 15 Pro, eliminating the larger, smooth look,' MacRumors wrote, not sure what the plan is with the capacitive buttons, but… It is doubtful that this year's models will be available, which means that the company has already made major changes in another direction – it will be too late to change the strategy now.
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