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Apple iPhone 7 May Not have a Home Button

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The iPhone 7 to be launched this year is expected to bring about a significant design change for the Cupertino-based technology giant. With Apple revising the design of the iPhone with each new number, the iPhone 7 is expected to improve its looks drastically in comparison to the iPhone 6s.

Adding to the rumors of the new all glass design is the recent announcement by LG. The company announced that they have developed a new display technology which will allow manufacturers of smartphones to place a fingerprint scanner right on the display glass.

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It is not new information that LG is one of the biggest display providers to Apple, and with the next iPhone due in September 2016, LG’s announcement comes right on time. The new display by LG allows the user to scan their finger anywhere on the glass of the screen, making the need for a button or a panel to scan the fingerprint redundant. LG said its new module has a false acceptance rate (FAR) of 0.002 percent. Because the module is sealed under a layer of glass, it remains protected from splashes and scratches.

Back in June 2015 reports pointed to Apple working on an integrated fingerprint scanner display :

Apple is internally developing touch and display driver integration (TDDI) single-chip solutions for its iPhones, according to sources in Taiwan’s IC design industry.

The TDDI single-chip solutions will also come with integrated fingerprint sensors, said the sources. The integrated design would fit into future iPhone designs – models with ultra-thin and ultra-narrow displays, and with a whole plane design eliminating the Home button.

In fact, Apple also has a patent for the same.

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Other reports point to a flush home button made of liquid metal, which would be recessed when pressed but would return to original shape after recovery.

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LG’s solution, which is 0.3mm thick, is inserted on the lower backside of a smartphone’s cover glass. LG has also designed its own adhesive to allow this module to be stuck to the glass of the smartphone.

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With 3D touch, the need for the home button may also be directly replaced by making the screen 3D touch capable. With LG’s new fingerprint technology, and Apple’s 3D Touch released with the iPhone 6s combined with rumors of a seamless glass design, it is highly likely that Apple may drop the home button on the iPhone 7.

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Bharat Nagpal
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43 comments
Bhushan Dond
Bhushan Dond

Apple iPhone 7 May not launch/release -_-

Yashwanth SAi
Yashwanth SAi

It looks sooooo chillar even though its fake

Saiteja Kode
Saiteja Kode

Wtf!! Full display as a fingerprint , I think it will cost worth 2 kidneys

Satya Sohham Pradhan
Satya Sohham Pradhan

No 3.5mm jack well that is not smart at all ... yes there will be home button which will be pressure sensitive too ... 9toMac said about it

Saraj Lalwani
Saraj Lalwani

Ravindran Vishwas u keep your kidney I am happy with my #iphone6\U0001f612\U0001f612

Rudraksh Popli
Rudraksh Popli

After 10 yrs apple I phone 18 may not have a screen in it

Abhishek C Raveendra
Abhishek C Raveendra

May not have 3.5MM Audio Jack , now they it's still there.. May not have Home Button , If you know what I mean

Qazi Faisal
Qazi Faisal

Well they need too do something there loosing customers they havent done anything inovative in recent years and after the 4inch iphone big idea they need to win customers some how.personally being a techie i can never go iPhone after android ever but iphone users deserve something inovative once in a while too apple.

Upamanyu Kashyap
Upamanyu Kashyap

I call bs, this rumor has been floating for 4years, apple's patent for this is also 4 years old, if they would have done something it would have been done by now

Upamanyu Kashyap
Upamanyu Kashyap

I'm waiting on next nexus, if it's as good as 6p it will be in my pocket, nothing else. Apples BS is ridiculous

Nikhil Kashyap
Nikhil Kashyap

Upamanyu Kashyap whats wrong with G5 with Bang & olufsen Module ?

Bharath Iyengar
Bharath Iyengar

Go for note 6 coming this July 6gb ram Nikhil Kashyap Sheth! \U0001f607

Upamanyu Kashyap
Upamanyu Kashyap

Nikhil Bang and Olufsen is nice if I'm the Sheikh of Saudi, but you can get same audio quality without the bs for 100x cheaper, B&O is for design

Upamanyu Kashyap
Upamanyu Kashyap

I went to the showroom and the guy there said he only gets 2 sales a month

Deepak Kr
Deepak Kr

Looks like Xperia Z5 not impressed.

Anmol Anmol
Anmol Anmol

I dont think so it is a tractional desig of apple so apple will never remove the home button

Mukul Mehra
Mukul Mehra

its nothing but a garbage against new upcoming SGS Note 6......

Bikram Singh
Bikram Singh

One day it will not have screen also. \U0001f602

Psych OG
Psych OG

No I need wide screen like 5.5 inch r 5 then only I'll buy. And one more thing I want use SD card in iPhone. No problem u leave ur company memory card only. Only it work apple memory card only.

Psych OG
Psych OG

I want use SD card in iPhone. That facility I want

Rehan Shaikh
Rehan Shaikh

Ya ya...apple will be destroyed if you didn't buy an iPhone...it's because of only you that they've survived so far

Bharat Taneja
Bharat Taneja

Yashankit Gurung yes like your capitalisation is on point, you're in a position to point out other people's mistakes.

Ravindran Vishwas
Ravindran Vishwas

Sell your mother and sister to brothel and buy iPhone 7 , 7plus, 7s and 7s plus

Psych OG
Psych OG

I'm alone they are not their

Sid SuRaj
Sid SuRaj

\U0001f61c\U0001f61c\U0001f644\U0001f644 m happy with 6s\U0001f61b\U0001f61b\U0001f61b