He iPhone 15 has just been released, but rumors surrounding iPhone 16 They are already circulating. This is normal, Apple starts working on new smartphones years before they go on sale. According to a report published McRumorsThe upcoming phone will have a new capacitive button called the “capture button”. It will be located below the power button.

Inside the company, according to the report, the new “capture button” is known as “Project Nova” and will be one of the main advantages of the project. iPhone 16, which will go on sale in September 2024. Unlike physical buttons, capacitive buttons are not mechanical and do not move when pressed. They detect pressure and generate tactile feedback.

The button will also have force sensors to detect how hard you press it, similar to Touch ID, which is still available on iPhone SE or what’s in the iPhone 6.

According to the report, the “capture button” will be available on all iPhone 16s, including the base models. They are also designing devices without a new button in case the design fails the testing stages or encounters problems during large-scale production.

Apple also tested the ability to change the physical buttons to iPhone 15 with capacitive buttons. The idea was to replace the volume and power buttons. Finally, the company abandoned changes during the quality testing phase and troubleshooting component problems.

The iPhone 16 will have all its capacitive and solid-state buttons.

According to the report McRumorsiPhone 16 will also make the action, power and volume buttons capacitive or solid state.. The mechanism will be the same, with haptic motors that will generate feedback when pressed.

According to Mark Gurman of Bloombergthis technology will be reserved for iPhone 16 Pro models. Although analyst Jeff Pu of Haltong International Securities, who has sources on Asian production lines, believes the likelihood of this happening is low.

The reasons are the same as during the development phase of the iPhone 15. That is, technical problems during the testing stages before the launch of large-scale production. Solid-state buttons, although more complex and expensive, last much longer since they do not have mechanical parts that are prone to wear.

Source: Hiper Textual

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