The 2017 iPhone will not have a Physical Home Button
New reports from WSJ and Bloomberg point to a new redesign of the Home Button on the iPhone’s slated for a 2017 launch. Reports earlier had mentioned an all glass design of the future generation of iPhones, and that will tie in with the removal of the physical home button .
The reports come in tied to the inclusion on FeliCa in Apple iPhones for the Japan Market. FeliCa, is a tap-to-pay standard in Japan that allows users to pay for things like mass-transit rides with their mobile device.
The iPhone 7 which will launch early next month, will however have a new redesigned tactile home button, before Apple removes it completely next year. Apple is also have said to removed the 3.5mm headphone jack and redesigned the cameras and antenna lines for the 2016 iPhone lineup due in September.
We are not sure if removing the home button will go down well with iPhone loyalists, considering the 3.5mm headphone jack removal will already hit music enthusiasts hard.