Apple announced the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro series smartphones just 3months ago. Its successor, the iPhone 15 lineup, will not be revealed for over a year, but online rumors about the forthcoming series have already begun to spread.
According to research firm Barclays, Apple supplier Cirrus Logic may have hinted that the Cupertino-based tech giant may introduce solid-state touch-based buttons on iPhones next year.
Cirrus Logic recently delivered a letter to shareholders in which it indicated that it is still in contact with a “key customer” and expects to introduce a new HPMS component to the smartphone market in 2023, according to the report.
Cirrus Logic’s high-performance mixed-signal (HPMS) semiconductors include haptic drivers for the Taptic Engine used in Apple iPhones. Cirrus Logic CEO John Forsyth has stated that this new component would be available in the “back half of next year,” or the second half of 2023.
This new component will be available in the second half of 2023, coinciding with the expected September 2023 release of Apple iPhone 15 Pro models.
Ming-Chi Kuo, a famous Apple analyst, claimed just one month ago that the iPhone 15 Pro models would have solid-state volume and power buttons. A new breakthrough concerning touch-based buttons for iPhones has arisen. He indicated that two additional Taptic Engines would be added to the phones to provide haptic feedback similar to pushing buttons.