The iPhone 15 Pro will probably not have a physical key
According to the news that has just been published, apparently Apple plans to release the iPhone 15 Pro next year without any physical keys.
Apparently, Apple is planning to consider non-physical keys for the Pro and possibly Ultra models of the iPhone 15 series next year. It is said that these keys will be replaced by a taptic engine that simulates the function of the power key and volume control. Taptic is a combination of the two words tap (Tap=hit) and haptic (Haptic=tactile feedback), which provides tactile feedback in the form of vibration for users of Apple devices.
It has long been said that smartphones in the future will be touchless No physical keys or any ports are released. Apparently, Apple is going to launch its phones without a physical key on the market before launching a product without a port. The first product of this company without a physical key will probably be the iPhone 15 Pro, which, if everything goes according to plan, should be officially unveiled in September 2023.
This information was published by one of the suppliers of iPhone parts and Considering that Ming-Chi Kuo, one of the well-known Apple analysts, made a similar claim last month, we can expect this to happen eventually. According to this supplier, apparently Apple is trying to add the HPMS part to its future phones.
HPMS stands for High-Performance Mixed-Signal and is a chip that is placed inside the vibration motor of iPhone phones. According to published information, this chip will be officially available to Apple in the second half of 2023. With the help of this chip, the vibration motor can simulate the function of physical keys.
Of course, since 2015, Apple has faced many problems to implement such an idea. Taptic motors are also used in MacBooks to simulate touchpad functionality. Such motors have been used inside Apple Watches to provide a real vibration experience, and since 2020, even for the iPhone SE, such a motor has been considered to simulate the function of the circular home key. But if the iPhone 15 Pro goes to the market with such a feature, it will become the first phone that none of its keys are physical. and it will probably be considered only for two iPhone 15 Pro and Ultra models.