The design and shape of the physical Home button to exist from the date of presentation of the first iPhone in 2007.
10 years later, Apple may refuse it.
There are many rumors that the company is developing the functional area to display the on-screen control buttons located below the display, a hardware Home button will become virtual and it could be the plot of the matrix.
In the body, comparable in size to 4.7-inch iPhone will be made available 5.8-inch OLED display. The display area will occupy an area of 5.15 inches, and the remaining space will be used for navigation buttons or more virtual switches.
The functional area on the display of the iPhone can offer greater flexibility in configuring the system. But adaptation of this technology will present many challenges for the company, for example, the integration of various functions “Home” button, which it received for many years: a challenge to Siri, the output from the lock screen, screenshot, and many others.
Apple has already received patents for the introduction of this technology in the OLED display, but the questions remain still. Will the display have a hole for touch ID? Or would the new function of fingerprint recognition to work on the entire area of the matrix?
Answers to questions must wait for the presentation of the iPhone 8 is expected in September 2017, together with the iPhone 7S and 7S Plus. The device should get a glass case, the display is “edge to edge” and wireless charging.
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