Analyst: iPhone 16 Pro, Pro Max probably won’t have solid-stat buttons as previously expected

This iPhone 16 Pro concept is by Yanko Design.

In a note to clients — as noted by MacRumors — there’s now a “low” chance that the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max will be equipped with solid-state volume and mute buttons, according to analyst Jeff Pu.

Solid-state buttons were initially rumored for iPhone 15 Pro models, but Apple reportedly faced “unresolved technical issues before mass production” and had to revert to mechanical buttons. Pu previously said the solid-state buttons would be postponed until iPhone 16 Pro models, but he now believes even those devices are unlikely to have them.

The iPhone 16 line-up almost certainly won’t roll out until fall of 2024. Display industry analyst Ross Young of Display Supply Chain Consultants says 2024’s iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max models will sport “around” 6.3-inch and 6.9-inch display sizes (give or take a decimal point or two).

If true, the iPhones would have the biggest displays ever. The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are equipped with 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch displays, respectively, and these sizes are not expected to change with the iPhone 15 Pro models launching later this year.

Regarding the iPhone 16, rumors say that it will pack under-display Face ID technology and haptic buttons. 

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