Ahead of the September release of the new iPhone, blogger @Hongyang Technology shared a video on Tiktok showing CAD designs for the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max.
The video shows that the two high-end models will do away with the split volume plus or minus button and the side mute switch, and instead have an overall slim button to adjust the volume. Meanwhile, the mute switch, which has existed since the early 2007 iPhone, is expected to become a button that needs to be pressed.
Both keys are reportedly solid-state, meaning they don’t actually move, but instead use two built-in Taptic Engine motors to simulate the sensation of pressing, similar to the Home button on the latest iPhone SE or the Force Touch trackpad on the MacBook.
In addition, the two models will use a titanium alloy body for durability and lightness. At the same time, the bezel of the screen will be narrower, reaching the highest level in smartphone history. Of course, the new phone will also have a USB-C port.
The standard iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus retain the original physical button design. Igeekphone has not yet been able to verify the authenticity of the blueprints, so the Revelations need to be taken with a grain of salt.