iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max users will be able to customize the sensitivity of the solid-state buttons on their device, thanks to a new sensitivity toggle in Settings. That is according to the details provided by a reliable source so far shared more details on MacRumors forums.
Earlier this week, the same anonymous tipster revealed that the iPhone 15 Pro models will use a new ultra-low energy chip that allows for new volume, power, and “Action” solid-state buttons remain functional when the handset is turned off or out of battery.
Some iPhone users are immediately concerned about how the new capacitive buttons will work properly when a case is fitted or when gloves are worn. In response, the tipster revealed that iOS 17 will include a new toggle in Settings that will allow users to customize the sensitivity of the buttons to accommodate these different usage scenarios.
iPhone case makers typically receive design specifications about upcoming Apple models before launch that allow them to make adjustments for button positioning and other external changes. Along with the new sensitivity setting, this should avoid any potential issues with the quirks of the new capacitive button, which can detect touches, touches, and respond to different levels of pressure by using the new Force Touch-style mechanism and Taptic Engine feedback.
In line with previous rumors, solid-state capacitive buttons are expected to be exclusive to the iPhone 15 Pro models, with the standard iPhone 15 models retaining the same traditional button mechanism as in the iPhone 14 series. The iPhone 15 Pro also gets a new customizable Action button in place of the mute switch, with a unified volume button replacing the separate up/down volume buttons.
The iPhone 15 series is expected to be announced in September, according to Apple’s typical iPhone launch timeframe. For everything else we know about the new iPhone 15 series, check out our dedicated roundup using the links below.
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