The latest rumors about the upcoming iPhone 15 Pro, Pro Max

The upcoming iPhone 15 Pro and ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ Max won’t feature solid state buttons. Unless they do. And they won’t sport a unified volume button as rumored. Unless they do.

On Wednesday analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that won’t feature the once-anticipated solid-state buttons due to “unresolved technical issues before mass production.”

“My latest survey indicates that due to unresolved technical issues before mass production, both high-end iPhone 15 Pro models (Pro & Pro Max) will abandon the closely-watched solid-state button design and revert to the traditional physical button design,” he said.

But now, as noted by Macworld, a tweet by “less-tested” leaker @analyst941 contradicted Kuo, saying the iPhone 15 Pro “will still have capacitive touch buttons, contrary to rumors, the development team is working too closely with new hardware to turn back now.”

And, as noted by MacRumors, a tweet from leaker Unknownz21,Apple has decided that the iPhone 15 Pro and ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ Max won’t feature unified volume button that has been rumored for the last several weeks.

Instead, the ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ models will have a two-button design for the volume module. This will purportedly look similar to the two-button design on the iPhone 14 Pro models.

The iPhone 15 line-up will probably debut in September or October. Here’s a round-up of some of the other rumors about them:

° The volume controls on the side of the iPhone 15 Pro may be a single unified rocker button. 

° Pro models may pack 8GB of RAM.

° Only the highest-end model will sport a periscope lens. (That would be the iPhone 15 Pro Max.)

° The iPhone 15 and ‌iPhone 15‌ Pro’s USB-C port and accompanying charging cables will feature a Lightning-like authenticator chip, potentially limiting their functionality with accessories that aren’t Apple-approved.

° The iPhone 15 models will sport support for faster charging speeds when used with MFi-certifiated USB-chargers.

° The iPhone 15 Pro will be offered in a “stunning new dark red color option.”

 iPhone 15 Pro models will have improved LiDAR scanners that offer better battery life and improved performance.

° The iPhone 15 Pro Max will be thicker than its precedessor despite having a slightly reduced height and width, but it could offer a less protrusive camera rear array.

° The standard iPhone 15 models may lack support for ProMotion and an always-on display.

° The iPhone 15 Pro models will see a price increase due to several rumored hardware upgrades.

° The iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max will use a new ultra-low energy microprocessor.

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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.