On Tuesday, respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo revealed that the Cupertino-based tech giant is no longer using solid-state buttons for the iPhone 15 Pro. We figured that this meant that the iPhone 15 Pro's buttons would remain unchanged gen-over-gen, but according to MacRumors, the device seems to have a sleek new volume rocker.
Leaked renders of the iPhone 15 Pro's volume buttons
Before ogling MacRumors' iPhone 15 Pro renders, let's take a look at the last-gen line.
The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max have two dedicated volume buttons for increasing and decreasing the devices' sound. However, according to leaked renders of the iPhone 15 Pro, the volume buttons will now have a more unified look à la the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra and the Google Pixel 7 Pro.
The new buttons seem to retain the iPhone 14 Pro's rounded volume button design, but it's more consolidated on the iPhone 15 Pro. Still, there's a clear line in the middle that helps you differentiate between the top and volume buttons.
This photo supports an early March leak from 9to5Mac that claimed that the iPhone 15 Pro would have one unified volume rocker.
The mute switch looks different, too. It appears to be an actual button on the iPhone 15 Pro, allowing users to toggle it on and off as they wish.
The power button (shown below) doesn't seem to have any noteworthy changes.
Get your grain of salt ready, though. We can't put too much stock into even the most reliable analysts' claims. After all, we don't know for sure until we officially hear from the horse's mouth. The new iPhone 15 line is expected to be unveiled this September.
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Kimberly Gedeon, holding a Master's degree in International Journalism, launched her career as a journalist for MadameNoire's business beat in 2013. She loved translating stuffy stories about the economy, personal finance and investing into digestible, easy-to-understand, entertaining stories for young women of color. During her time on the business beat, she discovered her passion for tech as she dove into articles about tech entrepreneurship, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and the latest tablets. After eight years of freelancing, dabbling in a myriad of beats, she's finally found a home at Laptop Mag that accepts her as the crypto-addicted, virtual reality-loving, investing-focused, tech-fascinated nerd she is. Woot!