October 27, 2015
Apple is creating a buzz these days, be it about the application update or new launch. Couple of days back Apple launched iPhone 6s and 6s plus and then followed by news about Apple launching smartwatch in India this November. Now we have news about Apple launching its next iPhone with a big change.
Apple is planning to change the design of its next iPhone, and there’s a chance it may even remove the physical home button we’ve all grown used to. The idea that Apple could change the design of its next iPhone, which will presumably be called the iPhone 7
As many have speculated, the addition of 3D Touch may provide Apple with a way to eliminate the home button on the phone and use the additional space to make the screen bigger or make the device smaller. Eliminating the home button would allow Apple to cut out part of the bezels (the borders around device) to make the iPhone’s screen larger while keeping the design relatively small and thin.
Apple has also filed a patent application that describes a system in which a fingerprint sensor could be embedded in the screen itself. That doesn’t necessarily mean this tech will appear in Apple’s future products, but it just shows the company has at least considered it.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard rumors about Apple getting rid of the iPhone’s home button. Digitimes, a Taiwan-based publication with a shaky track record when it comes to reporting on upcoming products, reported in June that Apple is making an iPhone with a home button built into the iPhone’s screen. Apple Insider reported the same citing its own sources, but also said an iPhone without a home button wouldn’t launch before 2017.