Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reiterated today that iPhone 15 Pro models will be equipped with power buttons and hard power buttons, and added that other high-end devices could follow suit in the future if the change is welcomed. This is supposed to include the iPad Pro, and possibly the Apple Watch Ultra.

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Kuo previously said that the iPhone 15 Pro models will be equipped with two additional Taptic Actuators that provide haptic feedback when buttons are pressed, without the buttons actually moving. This will be similar to the solid-state home button introduced on the iPhone 7 and the Force Touch trackpad on recent MacBooks.

in The series of tweets Today, Kuo indicated that Cirrus Logic will benefit from the change as supplier of Taptic Engine chips for iPhone.

Solid state buttons on iPhones can allow for better water resistance and eliminate moving parts that can wear out or break over time. The standard iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are still expected to have mechanical buttons.

Apple is expected to unveil the entire iPhone 15 lineup in September as usual, so the devices are still about eight months away from their launch.

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