iPhone 15 Pro Leak Reveals Unified Volume Button and Mute Button

As previously rumored, the next-generation iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max will feature a unified volume button and a mute button, according to leaked CAD images shared in a video on the Chinese version of TikTok and posted to Twitter by ShrimpApplePro.

iPhone 15 Pro Buttons CAD Leak
Instead of separate buttons for volume up and volume down, the iPhone 15 Pro models are expected to have a single elongated button for adjusting the volume up or down. Meanwhile, the mute switch that has been present since the original iPhone in 2007 is expected to become a mute button that can be pressed to turn the iPhone's ringer on or off.

Both the volume and mute buttons are rumored to have a solid-state design. Instead of physically moving, the buttons would provide haptic feedback from two additional Taptic Engines inside the iPhone to simulate the feeling of movement, similar to the Home button on the latest iPhone SE or the Force Touch trackpad on modern MacBooks.

The standard iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus models are still expected to have two physical volume buttons and a mute switch, as other CAD images in the video show. Apple should announce the entire iPhone 15 series in September as usual.

In related news, tech reviewer Sonny Dickson has provided an additional look at alleged front glass panels for the iPhone 15 series. Like the original leak, the images show that the Pro models will have thinner bezels around the display, and that the Dynamic Island will be expanded to the standard iPhone 15 models.

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Top Rated Comments

JCCL Avatar
16 months ago
Mute button is not something I’ll ever see as an advantage over the switch, which quickly tells me if the phone is muted or not upon touching it or looking at it. Change for the sake of change.
Score: 179 Votes (Like | Disagree)
anshuvorty Avatar
16 months ago
Fascinating....when you have a mature product, like the iPhone, to differentiate it from year-year, you come up with these minute and ridiculous changes for the sake of change.
Score: 100 Votes (Like | Disagree)
coffeemilktea Avatar
16 months ago
Sounds like Apple is ready to serve up another generous helping of Courage™ this autumn. :apple:
Score: 74 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dannyyankou Avatar
16 months ago
Wouldn't a mute button be easier to accidentally press in your pocket? Unless it requires skin contact like the iPhone 7 home button.
Score: 68 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mike... Avatar
16 months ago
I can tell if my phone is muted or not, and change it, if it's in my pocket. I don't want this button. I like the switch.

Also I hope the volume buttons aren't capacitive as I can currently change volume through my pocket or with gloves on.
Score: 56 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jarman92 Avatar
16 months ago

They should've just removed the mute button completely. It makes no sense.
What? You can feel when the phone is on mute; it's one of the best parts of the iPhone.
Score: 50 Votes (Like | Disagree)