The Apple iPhone 15 May Be Missing The Power And Volume Button

Apple is rumored to be working on a few surprises for the Apple iPhone 15 series in 2019. One of these surprises will reportedly be the reintroduction of haptic technology.

Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst with TF International Securities, has predicted that Apple will replace the clicky power and volume buttons on the side.

Kuo explains further that Apple will position the Taptic Engine array along the vertical edge of the phone on both the left and right sides.

For those who aren’t aware, this is the same technology Apple uses to make virtual buttons feel like the real thing when clicking on a mouse or trackpad.

Apple included a comparable piece of technology within the Touch ID home button on both the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 8 Plus.

A technique quite similar to this one was employed by Huawei for the Mate 30 Pro, which had a very curved waterfall display that left no room for a physical volume dial.

On the iPhone 15 Pro, it is not known whether Apple will stick with its typical metallic flat-edge design or whether we will finally see a curved display style for the first time.

It’s interesting to note that installing a Taptic Engine on either side might just solve the dexterity issue. On an iPhone, the physical button that activates the device is located.

There have been rumors that Apple intends to increase the RAM capacity of the iPhone 15 series to 8GB, which would be an increase from the current 6GB.