With new iPhone releases, Apple is expected to fully take the physical home button out of existence and make the newer smartphone versions leaner and slickers.
Several inside sources have reported to different tech blogs and website that the ditching of home button is poised to happen. Nonetheless, we won’t see it until the next couple of years, as the swift change is a long-term goal for Apple Inc.
So, iPhones are getting a makeover and a fully new design. Or so it is rumored. But Appleinsider reports on the website that it isn’t just another rumor and solid source confirm the future plans for Apple’s handsets.
Android smartphones have long grown out of the physical home button, which allows for design tweaks in more ways then why. Perhaps aligning iPhones to the trend is what Apple Inc. has in store.
A handset without the home button featuring on the lower side of the case means a lighter, smaller and leaner iPhone to take on the simple aesthetic legacy of previous products.
According to the rumors, scraping off the home button is not consistent with scraping off Touch ID altogether. The fingerprint scanner that takes the phone’s security to a new level is currently featuring with the physical home button.
Consequently, Apple has to develop a new technology or update Touch ID to feature on the display of the handsets once the home button is gone. According to Taiwanese sources, Apple is already ahead of the plans.
A single-chip solutions could be featuring in the new generation iPhones and would integrate the fingerprint sensor in the touchscreen. Currently, Apple has filed more than one patent for display fingerprint recognition on their iPhones and iPads, yet so far nothing is sure.
Either costs or technological limitations have not seen the introduction so far. Perhaps the removal of Apple iPhones home button indicates that a successful solution has already been found.
Possibly, the new generations of iPhones will all see the inclusion of the Force Touch capabilities. Force Touch is already making a mark on the Apple Watch, as well as the lastest MacBooks.
For the iPhone upgrade that should be released by next year, Force Touch has already been rumored to stick around. Nonetheless, it will still feature the home button.
How the redesign will play out it remains to be seen.
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