iPhone 15 Pro Low Energy Chip Allows Buttons to Work When Device is Off

iPhone Pro Low Energy Chip Allows Buttons to Work When Device is Off
iPhone Pro Low Energy Chip Allows Buttons to Work When Device is Off

The iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max will use a new ultra-low energy microprocessor that will ensure that some features, such as the new capacitive solid-state buttons, will continue to work even when the device is turned off or the battery is empty.

The information below is believed to be correct because its source is the same forum user who provided accurate information about Dynamic Island before the official release of the iPhone 14 Pro last year.

The new microprocessor will replace Apple's existing super-low energy mode, which allows Apple Pay Express Mode to be used for up to five hours after the battery is dead, and allows an iPhone to be found via Find My for up to 24 hours after it's been turned off or when the battery is dead.

The new chip is said to take over these existing Bluetooth LE/Ultra Wideband functions, as well as powering the solid-state buttons, including an "action" button that replaces the mute button when the phone is on, off, or when its battery is low. The source claims that even when the phone is on or off, the microprocessor will “instantly detect when capacitive buttons are pressed, held and held, and will even detect its own version of 3D Touch with its new volume button, action button, and power button.”

The source also states that tests of the new low-energy capacitive features are currently being done with and without Taptic Engine feedback while the device is powered off, but not with the battery completely dead. However, the source stated that it is "extremely unclear" whether this information will be used in production.

The source claims that Apple's "inside men" observed two operational prototypes of the rumored new unified volume button during testing, one of which the volume can be changed by swiping the finger up and down on the button, while the other can be changed according to the amount of force applied when pressed. They don't know what approach to use for the final release, but this functionality is user-modifiable as software is used to enable these features.

If software development is needed to complete the physical aspects of the new models, the anonymous whistleblower claims to have an insider in the Apple development team, so they don't know anything else about their designs.

According to previous rumors, only the iPhone 15 Pro models are expected to feature solid-state capacitive buttons, and the regular iPhone 15 models will continue to use the same traditional button design as the iPhone 14 series. On the iPhone 15 Pro, the mute button can be replaced by a software-customizable button, and the up and down volume buttons can be replaced by a single volume “rocker”.

Source: macrumors

Günceleme: 29/03/2023 18:43

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