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Apple’s iPhone 7 Could Have Touch Surface Button; Instead Of The Same Old Home Button

Redesigning the iPhone!

The New Home Button

Everybody who is familiar with Apple knows the fact that the company enjoys removing buttons, ports and so on. As the company is about to launch it new iPhone device next month, the rumors are getting exaggerated day by day. There is the report that there will be no longer physical old home button in the upcoming device, but a pressure sensitive touch surface button.

Is it the advantage or disadvantage?

This change in iPhone is good, but to replace the home button isn’t as easy as it sounds. Moreover, it is costly. Home button controls your fingerprint scanning with the touch ID. There would be a major security breach of your phone if any third party repairs since its secure enclave are not enabled. If one doesn’t want to make the secure enclaves ineffective, then it will cost around between $269 and $329 to change home button, without removing Touch ID.  Therefore, replacing the  home button with Touch Id will make the customer happy. Apple doesn’t want to create another brick incident like ‘Error 53’

Apple’s current models iPhone 6s already uses Taptic Engine to create haptic feedback for all 3D Touch movements. As soon as the user presses deeply an icon, the phone vibrates imperceptibly to denote that 3D Touch shortcut is enabled.

The company may use this kind of technology to produce pressure sensitive home button. Nevertheless, it would also help to improvise water resistance as well. The other reports for iPhone 7 are no headphone jack and dual camera sensors.

Apple’s iPhone 7 will be out in the coming month of September.

Do you think users will be happy with this change? Do share your thoughts in our comments section below.

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Abirami Pillai

Abirami Pillai

A 20 year old passionate geek, never misses a chance to read on internet culture, consumer-facing technology & social media.
Abbie loves to write about early-stage startups, disruptive technology and new Apps in the market, besides that she is a diehard cinephile and logophile.

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