The wait is over and Apple has dropped the most awaited iPhone 15 series. The new iPhone 15 series comes with a lot of new features including design, hardware, and software as well. Among these features, Apple has introduced a new ‘Action Button’ in the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. The Action Button had long been speculated for the iPhone 15 series. This new button has switched the signature mute slider that’s been there in iPhones since 2007. The Action Button not only mutes the smartphones but can do much more. Let’s check out its features.
The Action Button here is a programmable button that iPhones will use for shortcuts. The Action Button can be used by tapping it once and holding it. That means, at once, you can use it for two commands of one feature. At default, it is just a muting button, which can be used to mute and unmute the iPhone 15 Pro or Pro Max. But you can customise the Action Button with more shortcuts.
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The customisable Action Button can be used to access the Camera, meaning it can open the Camera app if you hold it and even capture pictures with a single tap. Next up, there’s Voice Memos. You can use Voice recording with the Action Button. The Translate, Focus Mode, Flashlight, and Magnifier can also be accessed. Not only that, but you can also set it for Shortcuts, which can be used to open apps.
However, people on X (formerly Twitter) are not very happy about it and are missing the mute slider. On the other hand, some are comparing it with Android smartphones, saying Android has had this for a long time.
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I suggest let’s just wait for the iPhone 15 Pro to get into our hands and then we will tell you how good or bad this Action Button is. Till then stay tuned and leave your comments.