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There is no possibility that we’re getting a look at the next iPhone before the second half of next year, but why should that stop us from speculating about that one device everyone loves to hate?

Piper Jaffrey analyst Gene Munster writes in a blog post,

“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. One barrier to this could be Touch ID, which is integrated into the home button currently. Apple would need to move the Touch ID reader to potentially the side of the phone to remove the home button.”

Could it be possible then? iPhone 7 is also expected to be smaller in design with negligible or no changes to the screen size. Additionally, Apple recently filed a patent which suggests that the company wants to put Touch ID behind the display instead of the side, same as what Munster mentions.iPhone 6s and 6s plus igyaan 3

At the same time, there have been other patents as well which have hinted at not only keeping the home button but also adding new features and technology to it. The tech giant recently patented a way to use the Touch ID as type of a track pad. This feature would be able to identify the direction of your fingerprint movement and provide two user interfaces based on the movement of the swipe.

There is a 50% chance of Apple getting rid of its home button, if Munster’s speculations are to be taken into account.. Do you think Apple will actually do away with one of the most characteristic feature of its iPhone? Let us know in the comments below.

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Rosheena Zehra
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20 comments
Arpit Jaggi
Arpit Jaggi

Arre to dhund lenge bhai! \U0001f602\U0001f602

Adithya Gota
Adithya Gota

Lol... Iconic home button\U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602

Sachin Balan
Sachin Balan

That means the finger print sensor might move to the back of iPhone next year. WOW! then we could see a bigger screen and dual speaker.

Prashant Kaushik
Prashant Kaushik

Apple has thrown away everything that steve did for this company.

Sandeep Yadav
Sandeep Yadav

Nakal chhap article .......yaar kuch original aur jaldi diya karo......u guys wait for engadget or gizmodo post or some times macrumors too before making ur post

Kartikay Sharma
Kartikay Sharma

And we might lose our homes if Apple keep pricing their device in 70-80ks

Abhishek Mehta
Abhishek Mehta

That's for sure that's why they introduced 3D Touch so they user cud b use too with that and use it simply without home button

Kaustav Roy
Kaustav Roy

Regarding that pic u uploaded... I guess u can click much better pics than this :/

Arghya Ghosh
Arghya Ghosh

Arey wah Kaustav ebare ki lg k copy krbe nki??? \U0001f602

Smit Bangare
Smit Bangare

WTF!!!the iconic home button will go\U0001f628