Apple could kill physical buttons on the iPhone 15 Pro

A photo of the iPhone 14 Pro Max
(Image credit: Basil Kronfli / Digital Camera World)

Apple iPhone 15 rumors are gathering pace now. We've heard that the new phone is alleged to feature a new-look curved metal frame, and a new leak says the phone will have haptic buttons on the side, too. 

It's thought that Apple might get rid of physical buttons (the mechanical volume and power buttons) on its next high-end iPhones in 2021, to make for a slightly larger differentiation between Pro and non-Pro handsets. The benefit of this is that there would be fewer entry points for dirt and water to get into the handset (you can read more on haptics further down).

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Rachael Sharpe

Rachael is a British journalist with 18 years experience in the publishing industry. Since working on, she’s been freelancing, and contributing to some of the world’s best-loved websites and magazines including and and has also had a book, iPad for Photographers, published. She's currently acting as editor of - a website specializing in the latest cellular technology.