Apple provider Cirrus Logic could have by accident leaked massive information in regards to the iPhone 15 Professional and Extremely fashions
Positive, this may not be “we caught you red-handed” discussing your organization’s contribution to Apple’s new solid-state buttons for the iPhone 15 Professional and iPhone 15 Extremely, nevertheless it actually sounds prefer it may match the invoice. And if that is not sufficient of a clue, Cirrus Logic CEO John Forsyth mentioned throughout an earnings name this month that the brand new part will hit the market within the “again half of subsequent yr.” That timeframe would come with the everyday September launch of the 2023 premium iPhone 15 Professional and Extremely fashions.
Rendering of the iPhone 15 Extremely
Supporting this principle are two analysts from the British banking firm Barclays, Blayne Curtis and Tom O’Malley. The pair mentioned the brand new part Cirrus Logic wrote about within the letter to shareholders is prone to be a part of the extra Taptic Engines wanted to energy the haptics for the solid-state buttons on the iPhone 15 Professional and Extremely fashions subsequent yr.
Final month, TF Worldwide analyst Ming-Chi Kuo mentioned that the dearer iPhone 15 Professional (and Extremely) fashions may have solid-state energy and quantity buttons and it will require two extra Taptic Engines for these gadgets. And sure, it will additionally require the brand new HPMS part from Cirrus Logic to drive the extra Taptic engines.
Prime analyst Kuo additionally expects solid-state energy and quantity buttons on the dearer iPhones subsequent yr
In his tweet, Kuo mentioned: “My newest analysis signifies that the quantity button and energy button on two high-end iPhone 15/2H23 new iPhone fashions could undertake a solid-state button design (much like the house button design on iPhone 7/ 8/SE2 & 3) for to interchange the bodily/mechanical button design.”
So it actually looks like we should always count on the dearer iPhone 15 Professional fashions subsequent yr to be with out bodily buttons that may put on down over time. They are often extra delicate to the touch which makes it simpler to regulate the quantity on the telephones. It could even be used as one other option to differentiate the non-Professional iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus fashions from the dearer iPhone 15 Professional and iPhone 15 Extremely.