September 28, 2023

The rumor mill presently has it that Apple’s upcoming iPhone 15 Professional and iPhone 15 Professional Max will use a brand new ultra-low power microprocessor permitting sure options like the brand new capacitive solid-state buttons to stay purposeful even when the handset is powered off or the battery has run out, in line with a supply that shared particulars on the MacRumors boards.

The supply additionally shared correct particulars concerning the Dynamic Island characteristic that debuted with the iPhone 14 Professional, and is taken into account dependable.

The supply has indicated that the brand new microprocessor will change Apple’s present super-low power mode that enables an iPhone to be positioned through Discover My after it has been powered off or for as much as 24 hours if its battery has been depleted, and allows Apple Pay Categorical Mode for use for as much as 5 hours after the battery has run out.

It’s additionally thought that the brand new chip will take over current Bluetooth LE/Extremely Wideband features along with powering the handset’s solid-state buttons – which might embody an “motion” button that replaces the mute swap – when the handset is on, off, or the battery has been depleted. The microprocessor will “instantly sense capacitive button presses, holds, and even detect their very own model of 3D Contact with the brand new quantity up/down button, motion button, and energy button, whereas the cellphone is lifeless or powered down,” acknowledged the supply.

The supply additionally claimed that the brand new low-energy capacitive options are presently being examined with and with out Taptic Engine suggestions whereas powered off, however not whereas the battery is lifeless, nevertheless “whether or not this tidbit makes it to manufacturing or not is very unsure however IS being examined,” they added.

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Lastly, the supply claims that their very own contact is a part of Apple’s improvement group, and that this individual has seen two purposeful variations of the rumored new unified quantity button in testing, together with one the place the amount goes up/down quicker relying on the quantity of drive used when pressed, and one other the place the amount might be adjusted by swiping up and down on the button with a finger. They have no idea which methodology will likely be adopted for the ultimate launch, however these options are enabled by software program, so this performance might be user-customizable.

Keep tuned for added particulars as they develop into out there.

By way of MacRumors and MacRumors Boards