In the latest version of the engineering machine, the iPhone 16 Pro’s action button is changed to a capacitive button, canceling the physical button mode.
In fact, in 2022, there was news that Apple used a similar capacitive button on the iPhone 15 Pro, known as the “solid state button”, similar to the pressure sensing Home button on the iPhone 7/8/SE2 and other models.
Kuo also predicted that in order to better simulate the feedback of the volume button and the power button, the iPhone will add two Taptic engines on the left and right sides of the body, bringing the total number of Taptic engines.
In this way, the “solid state key” can also achieve very real physical key feedback, so that the user feels like pressing on the physical key.
In fact, Apple’s pursuit has always been completely non-porous, and it wants to completely eliminate interfaces, buttons and other holes.
At present, the process of eliminating the button is obviously faster than eliminating the interface, if the iPhone 16 Pro eventually uses a capacitive action button in mass production, according to market feedback may completely eliminate the physical button on the iPhone 17 Pro.