Rumored iPhone 15 Pro redesign might push a few buttons

There’s no denying that Apple is a brand that both gives and takes away. For every Dynamic Island or Always-On Display, there’s a feature that Apple chooses to remove from the iPhone, whether it’s the power adapter or headphone jack. The removal of the latter was described as “courageous” by Apple in 2016 – but its next rumored design move might be an even braver design choice.

We’ve heard rumors for a while that Apple is planning to ditch physical buttons on the iPhone 15 Pro in favor of solid state haptic buttons that respond with vibrations (think the home button on the iPhone SE). And now, a renowned Apple analyst has suggested that the move is going ahead. (Don’t fancy waiting? Check out the best iPhone 14 deals available now.)

A fan-made concept imagining a button-less iPhone (Image credit: ConceptsiPhone)

Ming-Chi Kuo has taken to Twitter to claim that Apple is working with the supplier of its Taptic Engine controller, Cirrus Logic, on “cancelling physical buttons and the change to adopt solid-state buttons on the 2H23 high-end iPhone 15 models. “

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