Perhaps the iPhone 15 design won't be quite so radical after all

iPhone 15 concept
(Image credit: Saad Ismail)

WIth just a few months to go (probably) until Apple officially reveals the iPhone 15 line up, the rumour mill has been working overtime to churn out leaks and tidbits about the upcoming devices. One of the most persistent rumours has involved the buttons – or lack thereof. But new reports are pouring cold water on these claims. 

We've heard for a while now that the iPhone 15 Pro could do away with physical buttons in favour of solid-state counterparts. Using Apple's 'taptic' engine (which, yes, is simply Apple's own word for 'haptic'), these create the sensation of a button press – but what the user is actually feeling is vibrating feedback. But apparently Apple has now abandoned the idea. (Don't fancy waiting? Check out the best iPhone 14 deals.)

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.