Apple loyalists who have been keeping count of the days they can glimpse the latest Apple product may well be aware that the rumours of the iPhone 7 arriving sans the home-button have been doing the rounds since last year. Soon after, the iPhone 6S was announced, speculations about the next iteration began to run wild with many reports suggesting that the radical change that fans may see on the iPhone 7 would be the absence of the home button.
Now, a recent report in DigiTimes indicates that the iPhone 7 may feature a touch-sensitive virtual button as opposed to the physical button embedded below the display, as seen on the current iterations. Also, as noted by Forbes, Apple has been supposedly working on a Touch and Display Driver Integration (TDDI), a “single-chip solutions for its iPhones” that includes a fingerprint sensor. The new development would make it possible for the home-button to be eliminated.
However, a recent prediction from KGI Securities Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, tells a completely different story. Kuo has a great track record when it comes to predicting what the Cupertino-tech giant has been up to. He suggests that there aren’t “many attractive selling points for the iPhone 7.” And that speculation seems to be widely accepted given that the device is expected to, more or less, resemble the iPhone 6S as far as the hardware is concerned. So, it will do best to take the no-home button rumour with a large pinch of salt. While Apple may probably take a call on that sometime in the future, it does seem unlikely that the iPhone 7 will be the repetition that comes out with such a radical change in its design.
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