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Report: Apple to replace Home Key in iPhone 7 with Virtual Button

Aug 9, 2016, 4:23 pm

As the expected iPhone7 launch is just a month away more news rumors coming out with probable design and new features. A new report suggests that; Apple is planning to replace the Home key with virtual button that supports the haptic feedback.

In last version of iPhones i.e. iPhone 6s and 6S Plus Apple has added Touch ID and added a couple of new features. Apple was using the Home key in previous model but new a Bloomberg report by Mark Gurman says that the technology giant to eliminate the Key in upcoming model.

Apple bringing out the concept of Virtual Button which is already inbuilt in Apple’s existing devices. Home button in iPhone is an opening key, used to analyze the user ID as well as for scanning the fingerprints.

A virtual Home button will prompt you from the Screen, giving easily to unlock your phone in a secure way as users sometimes face issues with it. The same Home button is used for Touch ID and replacing this will not be a good idea. But, Apple may have back-up plan and probably will come-up with more secure ways instead of Home button.

Apple already has features like Taptic Engine to generate haptic feedback for 3D Touch in iPhone 6s. The company may use of same type of technology to generate Home button without actually sporting a physical button.

Since there is no major design change in last three years it is expected Apple might take this year to make bit of changes in iPhone 7. Earlier we reported that the upcoming device will come with a Dual Lens Camera to beautify its picture quality. If the rumors are to believed iPhone 7 will replace the headphone jack and sport wireless headphone.

Apple may launch its much talked device on early September this year.

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