The iPhone 15 Pro Will Not Have The 15-Year-Old Mute Switch, But Rather Will Feature A Multi-Use Action Button Instead

Rithika Biswas
Rithika Biswas July 24, 2023
Updated 2023/07/24 at 4:41 PM

The iPhone 15 series debut date has yet to be disclosed. However, multiple iPhone 15 leaks and rumours have surfaced ahead of the announcement. The iPhone 15 series will be unveiled in the second part of 2022. According to a source, Apple will replace the mute button, which has been present on iPhones since 2007. The new Apple Watch Ultra Action dial is expected to take the place of the mute button.

Apple will deliver the iPhone 15 series this year, which will include the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max, which will most likely be dubbed iPhone 15 Ultra. Ahead of that, a MacRumors rumour quoting a forum user stated that the firm will remove the iconic mute button, which has been visible on iPhones since 2007, from the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max and replace it with a new Action button, similar to the one found on Apple Watch Ultra.

The Action button will replace the mute switch, according to the insider, but no details were provided. However, it will most likely be customizable, allowing users to move the button to other system operations for quick access.

iPhone 15 Pro models will not have the mute switch, to be replaced with \\' Action\\' button: ReportiPhone 15 Pro, iPhone 15 Pro Max/Ultra Action Button

By clicking the Action button, you can: Ring/Silent, Do Not Disturb, Background Sounds, Magnifier, Flashlight, VoiceOver, Shazam, etc. Toggle on Reachability, Light/Dark Mode, Low Power Mode, Lock Rotation, and Show App Library. Display the Lock Screen, Display the Home Screen, Record a Screenshot, Run a Shortcut, Open Camera, Open Notification Centre, and Display Control Centre. 

Back Tap, which was introduced with iOS 14, already manages the majority of these functions. Back Tap lets you do a specified action, such as turning on the flashlight or capturing a screenshot, by double or triple tapping on the back of an iPhone. The functionality may be activated by going to the Settings app.

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