Apple is expected to reveal the iPhone 7 in early September and there’s already a huge amount of hype surrounding the next-generation smartphone.
Apple is expected to reveal the next iteration of its ever-popular iPhone next month.
The Californian tech giant usually updates its smartphone lineup in early September so it can see out the end of the year on a high.
This year it will almost certainly be the iPhone 7 that’s revealed, and the online rumor mill is going into overdrive ahead of the announcement.
Along with comments and predictions from industry analysts and the specialized tech media, there have been several supposed leaked images.
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Many show the casing or materials that are believed to be in the new smartphone.
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The home button has become one of Apple’s most iconic design features. And while some rumours say Apple will ditch the home button (see below) others suggest it’s getting a revamp.
According to Bloomberg Technology, the new iPhones will use pressure-sensitive technology from Macbook computers for the home button.
“Current home buttons are switches that physically press into the phone, but the new models will have a pressure-sensitive button that provides feedback to the user via a vibrating haptic sensation rather than a true physical click,” explains the site.
“This mechanism is similar to that of the trackpads on the latest MacBook line.”
We find it hard to believe that Apple would get rid of the home button. The feature actually pre-dates the iPhone as it was first used on the iPod music players.