Apple iPhone 8 To Launch Without A Physical Or Virtual Home Button
While, there have been reports of Apple ditching the physical home button in its upcoming flagship the iPhone 8, the latest rumour, claims that the iPhone 8 will be launched without a physical or digital home button. So, Apple may be completely eliminating its iconic home button.
It has further been reported that Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8 might rely on gesture controls for carrying out tasks like navigating to the home screen, opening the new multitasking App Switcher, all of which were previously done via the home button.
In addition to removal of the home button, the iPhone 8 will include a taller OLED screen with rounded corners. The power button on the right side of the iPhone 8 is reportedly longer, for easier access and reach while holding the device in one hand. Apple has putatively opted not to hide the notch area at the top of the display.
Furthermore, the report added that the smartphone will have a stainless steel band around the device which the glass curves into. It stated that the steel band “has small antenna cuts on the corners like past iPhones to improve reception”. The previous leaks suggested that the iPhone 8 will also have facial recognition feature to make up for the loss of fingerprint scanner.
Apple is preparing to debut the redesigned OLED iPhone 8 at September 12 alongside iterative updates to its current smartphone line-up, the iPhone 7s. The iPhone maker is also expected to launch the new Apple TV with 4K support and Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE capability.