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iPhone 15 Pro Mute button design overhaul in-the-works; multi-purpose makeover likely

The iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max are tipped to get a Mute action button, which will be customizable.

| Updated on: Apr 22 2023, 20:06 IST
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1/5 Apple is expected to announce its new iPhone 15 lineup at the September event, and the leaks and rumours have been coming thick and fast. As per the latest detail, Apple's iPhone 15 Pro Max will be competing with the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra in terms of camera performance. A recent report has revealed that the iPhone 15 Pro Max could get an optical zoom lens with 5-6x zoom capabilities. (HT Tech)
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2/5 According to a report by MacRumours, the periscope camera on the iPhone 15 Pro Max could have almost double the optical zoom as the current iPhones. Just a few weeks ago, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo revealed that Apple had chosen parts manufacturer Largan to make the periscope lens for the iPhone 15 Pro Max. (HT Tech)
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3/5 MacRumours now report that this new periscope camera, which would be built into the telephoto lens, could offer 5-6x optical zoom, which is almost double the 3x zoom offered by the current iPhone 14 Pro Max. It is an exclusive feature that will be limited to the iPhone 15 Pro Max only, according to reports. (HT Tech)
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4/5 Advantages of Periscope camera: By redirecting light from the camera's aperture to align with the phone's body, periscope lenses enhance the camera's zooming capabilities without adding thickness to the camera module. This is particularly important for phones to remain pocketable and easy to carry. (HT Tech)
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5/5 The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra takes advantage of this technology to offer a stunning 10x zoom via a folded periscope lens. According to reports, the iPhone 15 Pro Max’s periscope lens could feature 5x or 6x zoom, which beats the current 3x magnification offered by the current flagship iPhone models. (HT Tech)
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The new action button on iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max is likley to serve multiple purposes. (Representative Image) (Unsplash)

The iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max's mute button is tipped to get a major makeover this year. It could potentially be customizable and will work like the Action button on the Apple Watch Ultra. Now, a reputed leaker, analyst941, took to Twitter to reveal that the Action button will have extensive new capabilities, such as taking over the power off and force restart functions currently managed by the volume buttons.

"The volume up + power button will no longer be used to power off the device, or "force-restart" it. The sequence remains, but the combination will be changed to action + power button," the leakster tweeted. The latest leak aligns with previous information from last month, which indicated that Apple is working on a specialized chip that enables the Action button to operate even when the phone is switched off or out of power.

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Additionally, analyst941 says that the Action button will take on the functionality of the volume up button when capturing photos, and will also include new shortcut options. A light press will focus the camera, a hard press will capture a photo, and a hard press followed by a long hold will capture or record video, the leak suggested. The added controls, as per analyst941, are made possible by pressure sensitivity in the Action button.

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Forbes report also suggests that if this leak is true, then support for multiple input recognition is unlikely to be restricted to the power and camera functions. It says that Apple may bring this customization feature to other applications. "It could also be a boon for gamers, though it is unknown whether Apple would open up access to the Action button to developers, with the company known to be cautious with the new technology out the gate," the report mentioned.

Meanwhile, another leak also hinted that Apple is planning to stick to the two-button design for the iPhone 15 Pro models instead of earlier tipped solid-state technology.

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First Published Date: 22 Apr, 20:05 IST