Apple might be about to remove its headphone jack, prompting anger and fear around the world. But far more important, and less speculated on, is the removal of the home button – a change that probably signals the future of phones.
Apple has long been rumoured to be getting rid of the small button that sits at the bottom of the phone. It’s traditionally been one of very few buttons on the phone, and is used for everything from activating Siri to logging in.
There will still be what appears to be a button sitting in that location on the iPhone 7. But it won’t be real – instead the phone is going to use vibrations and other tricks to make people think they’re pressing something, according to reports.
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