When we read about rumors that Apple is changing the buttons on the iPhone 15 Pro from standard push buttons to solid state capacitive ones, we had one question: how will they work with a case? Apple has heard our concerns, according to a new report.
Anonymous AS on MacRumors, who previously reported on how a capacitive button would work and reported on the possibility of an “Action” button instead of a mute switch, updated his original report with some new details on how the buttons would work when placed in a case. : “Forgot to mention that he knows these capacitive buttons will work really well with gloves and cases if they’re designed right, since there’s a sensitivity switch.”
If true, this means that Apple will allow users to adjust how hard or soft they need to press the buttons in order to be recognized, so the buttons shouldn’t be affected by harder cases. If anything, the buttons might work better than they do now in some of the cheaper cases.
The power and volume buttons, as well as the mute switch on the iPhone 15 Pro, will reportedly switch to solid-state buttons like the Home button on the iPhone 7. Dedicated tactile sensors will mimic the feel of an actual press, and a new co-processor will handle power requirements after battery discharge. They will reportedly have a host of new features, including swipe controls and customization like the Apple Watch Action button.