Barely a month has passed since the release of the iPhone and there are already rumors about what would be different about the 2023 family, which for the first time would not have any physical buttons.
the analyst Min Chi Kuo ensured that the Pro versions of the iPhone 15 they would leave aside the keys on the sides to place haptic volume buttons and the power button.
The design would be very similar to what the iPhone 7 presented, which used a Taptic engine to simulate the press of a button with vibrations, or what the trackpads of Macwhich don’t move, but simulate clicks using similar haptic technology.
“There will be Taptic motors located on the inner left and right sides to provide force feedback so users feel like they are pressing physical buttons,” the analyst stated.
In this way the next telephone of Manzanaat least in the Pro versions, it would be fully tactile, since these two are the only buttons that the current versions have and, in general, most cell phones on the market.
What would cause the iPhone increase its Taptic motors to three, in an internal design change for a different use for the user, although with a possible increase in the weight of the mobile, as is the case with el Watch Ultra.
A path that, according to the analyst, brands that use Android as their operating system would also be willing to follow. “High-end Android smartphones are also expected to follow Apple’s design to create new outlets, which is structurally positive for the mobile phone vibrator industry,” he wrote.
This is not the first time Manzana seeks to adapt this technology to some of its devices. In 2018 they would have already been looking to integrate it into the smart watch, with the aim of improving water resistance.
In this way, the next iPhone It would have two important changes in its design by 2023, because in addition to the elimination of the buttons, the USB-C port would also arrive for Europe, according to what he said. Kuo. Although there is still a long way to go to reach your announcement.
USB-C is coming to iPhone
Manzana announced through Greg Joswiakvice president of marketing, who will fulfill the mandate of the a European Union to change the charging port of the iPhone and incorporate USB-C for phones sold in that continent.
The manager gave the confirmation when asked by a journalist from The Wall Street Journal about the replacement of the Lightning port, which would continue to be present in the rest of the cell phones in the world. “Obviously, we will have to comply; we have no choice,” he stated.
In addition to confirming the change, Joswiak took advantage of the space to mention that between the company and the legislators of the European Union They have gone through “a little disagreement” about the measure.
In addition, he clarified that the Lightning port is one of the most popular in the world, like USB-C, and that is why they have released adapters so that users can use it. In this way they trust the work of their engineers, beyond legal designations, so they do not believe that this change is the solution.
“We believe that the approach that would have been better environmentally and better for our customers is not to have such a prescriptive government,” said the manager during the US media event, assuring that making the move from Lightning to USB-C would generate a large amount of electronic waste, somewhat counterproductive to the designation.