Rumors abound about the highly anticipated iPhone 15 Pro duo, with speculation suggesting that the next iteration of Apple’s flagship device will feature titanium frames, a departure from the stainless steel frames seen in previous models.
Additionally, reports indicate that the Pro models will adopt solid-state buttons, a design change reminiscent of the transition from physical to virtual Home buttons in earlier iPhone versions.
Recently, an individual was able to obtain an iPhone 15 Pro dummy unit, revealing a subtle alteration in the button layout compared to the iPhone 14 series. Notably, the Volume rocker appears to be longer, possibly to enhance usability now that it no longer functions as a traditional rocker switch.
The functionality of the Ring/Silent switch has been a topic of speculation as the physical movement of the switch may no longer be possible with the rumored design changes.
Reports suggest that Apple may replace it with an “Action button” inspired by the Apple Watch Ultra, which can be observed located above the volume rocker on the iPhone 15 Pro dummy unit.
Beneath the button layout, the presence of a SIM card tray remains uncertain, as Apple has already shifted to eSIM-only for iPhone 14 units in the United States.
However, one confirmed change is the removal of the Lightning port in favor of USB-C across all models. Notably, only the Pro models are expected to offer high-speed connectivity options, such as UFS 3.2 or Thunderbolt 3, as predicted by renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.