iPhone 8 Will Come Without the Physical Home Button, According to Latest Report


Since Apple’s iPhone 8 is going to be a representation of the company’s 10th year anniversary of when it released the first ever iPhone, the smartphone family that’s going to come next year with be oozing with a variety of changes not common to the current lineup. However, we’re not sure if consumers will find this as a prudent approach from the company, but according to the latest report, Apple is going to get rid of the home button and replace it with something different.

iPhone 8 Home Button Could Be Replaced With a 3D Touch Button With a Haptic Feedback Function

Bloomberg’s latest report states the following regarding Apple’s plans for its 2017 iPhone 8:

“Apple is already at work on a major redesign of the iPhone for 2017 that focuses more heavily on the display by removing the Home button, according to a person familiar with the matter.”

It’s also been rumored that there are going to be three versions of the iPhone 8 announced, with one being labelled as a Special Edition. This version is going to be comprised up of an OLED panel, and seeing its numerous benefits would overshadow existing smartphone display technologies, it would be the best possible choice for the company. It’s also been rumored that the Special Edition of iPhone 8 will feature a massive 5.8-inch display, showing that the company could move out of its comfort zone as far as the screen size is concerned.

The larger screen size is always advantageous in featuring larger batteries, which is why more and more manufacturers are leaning towards launching more phones bearing larger screen sizes. Let us hope that the tech giant pools in resources to increase the battery life rather than figure out absurd ways to reduce the overall thickness of the handset. The absence of the physical home button could mean that either Apple is aiming to further reduce the thickness of its iPhones, or it wants to grant its mobile devices better waterproofing.

Keep in mind that while iPhone 7 will feature better water resistance than iPhone 6s, but it’s not going to receive the IP68 certification that most high-end Android phones come with. Bearing that in mind, it’s possible that the upcoming iPhone 8 could be the first ever iPhone to come with the IP68 certification. We’ll continue to provide you guys with updates on what to expect from the next iPhone. Till then, tell us your opinion of not seeing a physical home button on the 2017 iPhone 8.

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