iPhone 15 Pro volume control likely a single button; perhaps mute switch, too

New CAD drawings level to the iPhone 15 Professional quantity management being a single rocker-style button, quite than two separate ones for up and down.

Moreover, the transferring mute swap could also be changed by a button, as Apple makes a swap from mechanical controls to solid-state ones …


The iPhone 14 continued Apple’s normal association for quantity and mute controls: separate buttons for quantity up and quantity down, and a mechanical slider swap for mute.

iPhone 15 CAD drawings had up to now pointed to 2 quantity buttons at the same time as Apple swapped out transferring mechanical buttons for solid-state ones. These will use haptic motors to simulate the texture of a button push.

Our unique renders of the base model iPhone 15, and the bigger iPhone 15 Plus, replicate what’s seen on the CAD photographs for these fashions. Nevertheless, there’s now proof that the iPhone 15 Professional fashions will undertake a unique method.

iPhone 15 Professional quantity management

Primarily based on new CAD drawings of the Professional fashions, two of these creating renders of the upcoming iPhones have reached the identical conclusion.

YouTuber Daniel Rotar yesterday tweeted that he’s nearly sure that the Professional fashions could have a single rocker-style button for each up and down, in distinction with the 2 separate buttons on the usual fashions.

Virtually 100% positive that the iPhone 15 Professional will LONG Unified Quantity button, quite than 2 separate ones. Whereas making our iPhone 15 Professional Idea, we’ve discovered that Apple makes use of 2 pins on every of the two quantity buttons. The iPhone 15 Professional CAD solely exhibits 2 pins on an extended quantity button.

Our personal Ian Zelbo has reached the identical conclusion.

iPhone 15 Professional mute swap

Rotar additionally thinks that evaluating CAD drawings additionally factors to the transferring mute swap will probably be changed by a button on the iPhone 15 Professional fashions, by means of the proof for that is slimmer.

9to5Mac’s Take

Whereas Apple does seem like in search of better differentiation between the usual and Professional fashions, the potential variations within the quantity and mute controls are clearly not one thing customers would care about.

Nevertheless, the transfer may doubtlessly level to raised mud and water resistance within the Professional fashions – or just extra superior tech which Apple is first introducing within the dearer iPhones.

Photograph: Hector Bruce

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