New iOS 17 Beta Once Again Hints At iPhone 15 Pro’s New Action Button

Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models at an event in September. The iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are perhaps the most interesting, and they’re likely to do away with the mute switch for the first time.

Rumors of a new Action button taking its place have been circling for months and now it looks like iOS 17 might have just hinted at that happening.

The iOS 17 beta 7 release arrived yesterday and people have been poring over what it has to offer. And in one case it appears that the update might have hinted at what’s to come when the new iPhones land in a few weeks’ time.

9to5Mac notes that a change to the way the silent mode haptics work suggests Apple is aware that it needs to make it more obvious when the mode has switched.

As found by 9to5Mac, iOS 17 beta 7 adds new haptic feedback patterns for when the user enables or disables Silent Mode. The new patterns make the phone vibrate more prominently when the user switches between modes, which should be quite useful for new phones with an Action Button.

Previous versions of iOS featured haptic feedback that was much more brief and it only happened when switching to silent mode. Switching back never caused a vibration, but it appears that it will when done on newer models running iOS 17.

Apple is expected to release iOS 17 in the middle of September, with the new iPhones likely to be unveiled at a streamed event on September 12.

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