The iPhone 15 Pro will feature unified volume control buttons, in addition to a new type of mute button that is pressed rather than moved like the current version. Recently, 3D CAD drawings of the upcoming phone design were released, giving users an up-close look at the new features.
According to press reports from a source familiar with Apple-approved accessories, the iPhone 15 Pro will replace the separate volume up and down buttons with a single button that adjusts the volume depending on where the user presses. Additionally, the traditional mute button will be replaced by a new button that requires forceful pressing to enter the phone into silent mode.
The famous leak account on Twitter, ShrimpApplePro, posted a video clip and images featuring 3D CAD drawings of the iPhone 15 Pro, revealing the new designs of the volume control and mute buttons. The video showcases the unified volume control button and the new mute button design that replaces the mute control button. Additionally, the video shows a smaller bump for the iPhone 15 Pro Max cameras.
The 2023 iPhones are expected to use static state buttons with a tactile response, similar to the Home button on the iPhone 7. This means that the buttons will no longer be made up of mobile buttons, and users will know the level of pressure required to operate them.
Finally, the CAD files also indicate that the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will not feature the new mute button design. These devices will retain the old Switch-style design instead.