- Apple’s rumored supplier Cirrus Logic hints at the removal of solid-state buttons in iPhone 15 Pro.
- Technical issues led to the decision, as reported by reliable analyst Ming-chi Kuo.
- The possibility of solid-state buttons being introduced in a future model, such as the iPhone 16 Pro, remains open.
Rumors were circulating that Apple might ditch the solid-state buttons from iPhone 15. It is now almost confirmed by the new bit of information. It was reported several times earlier that Apple might cancel solid-state buttons and revert to normal clickable buttons.
With the help of new bits of information, tech geeks have analyzed that Apple has temporarily shut down this project. As it is reported that Apple’s rumored supplier Cirrus Logic has mentioned in its letter to shareholders that “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.” Tech geeks have analyzed that Cirrus Logic is actually talking about the project with Apple.
According to Tech Geeks, Cirrus Logic could not disclose that they actually the supplier of Apple because of confidentiality agreements signed between the two companies. It is reported that Cirrus Logic’s more than 70% of revenue only comes from Apple. It is reported that Cirrus Logic made it clear in its last letter to shareholders that they are actually the supplier of Apple for these solid-state buttons without even mentioning it.
Ming-chi Kuo, who has made his name in leaking correct Apple-related news in the past, said that Apple would not be launching solid-state buttons in iPhone 15 pro because of unresolved technical issues.
According to analysts, this doesn’t mean Apple has totally given up on this idea. They might simply just push it for 16 pro, while Apple is expected to replace the ring/mute button with an action button, which will be fully customizable same as Apple Watch Ultra.