Some reports say that the phone could use “fake” haptic buttons that simulate the feeling of pressing a physical button.
Others suggest that the phone could have capacitive or pressure-sensitive areas on the sides of the device to replace physical buttons.
What would this mean for the iPhone?
Would it be a step forward or a step backward? On the one hand, removing physical buttons could make the phone more sleek and modern. On the other hand, it could also make the phone less usable and fragile.
Imagine accidentally brushing against the side of your phone and triggering a button that you didn’t mean to.
Or imagine dropping your phone and shattering the sensitive areas on the sides. Would the benefits of removing physical buttons outweigh the potential drawbacks?
It’s hard to say at this point. Some people might love the idea of a button-less phone, while others might prefer the tactile sensation of pressing a physical button.
And, of course, we don’t even know for sure whether the iPhone 15 will actually have this feature. We’re only speculating here.
But one thing’s for sure: if the rumors are true, the iPhone 15 will be a significant departure from the current design of iPhones.