From MacRumors: Apple supplier Cirrus Logic may have vaguely hinted at iPhone 15 Pro models getting haptic buttons next year, according to research firm Barclays.
In a letter to shareholders this month, the Texas-based semiconductor company said it continues to “engage with a strategic customer” and expects to “bring a new HPMS component to market in smartphones next year.” HPMS refers to Cirrus Logic’s high-performance mixed-signal chips, which includes haptic drivers for the Taptic Engine in iPhones.
The next generation of iPhones will almost certainly be unveiled and ship in the last half of 2023. Other rumors about the iPhone 15 include:
° The iPhone 15 will be made of titanium and feature a new border design. The back edge corner will purportedly be rounded and not square anymore.
° The volume button and power button of two high-end iPhone 15 models will adopt a solid-state button design (similar to the home button design of iPhone 7/8/SE2 and 3) to replace the physical/mechanical button design;
° iPhone 15 Pros will sport an increased 8GB of RAM, a USB-C port, and multiple camera improvements;
° The Dynamic Island feature will expand to all iPhone 15 models;
° The long-rumored “periscope lens” will be exclusive to the iPhone 15 Pro Max in 2015;
° Samsung Display is developing a new under-panel camera technology that Apple plans to use to hide Face ID under the display.
° China’s BOE will supply Apple with OLED LTPO displays for the higher-end models of the iPhone 15 lineup.