The Pro iPhone models always have some differential feature that sets them apart from the rest of the models. In the case of iPhone 15 Pro An Action button was integrated for the first time on the side of the device. This is a shortcut to a specific action. A new rumor indicates what we all expected: All iPhone 16s will have the Action button on their structure. But all this goes further and there is speculation about possible updates to this action button that could go from being a simple mechanical button to becoming a capacitive button.
A redesigned action button will come to all iPhone 16 models
The mute switch disappeared on the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max to make way for the action button as we have seen. This new solid button served as a launcher for a certain action that can be customized from the iOS settings. Whether we agree or not with the integration of this new button, what is clear is that There is a trend on Apple's part to advance in the development of new functions and new hardware and the demo with the iPhone 15 Pro was the action button.
A new rumor extracted from the pre-production plans of the iPhone 16 has been published by a user from the hand of MacRumors. This rumor indicates that all new iPhone 16 will have the Action button. That is, both the iPhone 16, iPhone 16 Plus, iPhone 16 Pro and the iPhone 16 Pro Max will have this button. However, it will not be the same button but rather Apple will take the step and this button will become capacitive and not solid as it currently is.
This capacitive technology reminds us of the current Force Touch on Macs or the same technology integrated into the Touch ID button on older iPhones. This technology allowed the user, depending on the pressure applied, to access certain different content within the software itself. This would allow the user determine different actions based on the pressure made on the action button.
We will see if Apple finally ends up integrating the action button in all iPhone 16 models and if there is an evolution to the capacitive system.