Merakyat.org – As the iPhone 15 Pro begins its journey into the hands of eager customers, there’s a palpable sense of something amiss. Apple’s unveiling of the iPhone 15 Pro Action button, exclusive to the pricier iPhone 15 variants, was undeniably a calculated move. This button seamlessly integrates with the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max’s design, boasting a user-friendly settings menu and a range of default functions that address a multitude of potential use cases. However, its introduction has replaced the iconic ring/mute switch, a staple since the iPhone’s inception in 2007. This has left some feeling that Apple could have been more ambitious.
The pace of innovation for the iPhone has decelerated over the years, with fewer changes between each generation and users holding onto their devices for extended periods. Yet, the Action button presents a golden opportunity for enhancement. There are at least five potential upgrades that Apple could consider, either in upcoming iPhone models like the anticipated iPhone 16 or in subsequent iOS updates.
While the current limitations of the Action button don’t deter recommendations for the iPhone 15 Pro or Pro Max, there’s a growing sentiment that as more users get their hands on the iPhone 15 Pro, the wishlist for this new button will expand.
Some suggestions for improvement include:
- Enhanced Gestures: Introducing double-tap and triple-tap gestures could unlock the Action button’s full potential.
- Customizable Shortcuts: Allowing users to assign the power button’s Siri and Wallet shortcuts to the Action button would provide more flexibility.
- Simplified Custom Actions: While iOS Shortcuts is a potent tool, a more straightforward interface for customizing the Action button would be beneficial for the average user.
- Easier Access to Settings: Streamlining the process to modify the Action button’s function would enhance user experience.
- Optimal Placement: Feedback indicates that the Action button’s current position, especially on the larger iPhone 15 Pro Max, might not be the most convenient. A relocation, possibly to a more accessible spot, could enhance its usability.
While the iPhone 15 Pro Action button is a commendable addition, there’s room for Apple to refine and perfect this feature, ensuring it becomes as iconic and beloved as the features it has replaced.