Apple iPhone 7 assembled front panel hints at new capacitive touch home button

Apple iPhone 7 assembled front panel hints at new capacitive touch home button
The other day, we showed you images of what were allegedly front screen panels for the Apple iPhone 7. The leak came with information about the resolution of the screen on both phones. The Apple iPhone 7 will reportedly launch with a 4.7-inch screen and carry a 1080 x 1920 resolution. The Apple iPhone 7 Plus, according to this leak, will feature a 5.5-inch display with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. That would be a bump from the current 750 x 1334 and 1080 x 1920 on the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus respectively.

Today, images of the fully assembled front panels for the iPhone 7 have leaked, and there are differences in the area where the electronics for the home button will be, It suggests that recent rumors that Apple will replace the physical home button with a capacitive touch button are true. Electromagnetics will allow the person tapping the button to feel a "clicking" feedback as though he/she had pressed the old home button. This might sound farfetched, but Apple has already applied this technology to the touchpad on the MacBook.

Images of the Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus in Gold that we showed you today, included the home button, and it appeared to be the same physical button employed by Apple in the past. But as we noted, it isn't 100% clear that this is the case. Perhaps some video will be leaked in the next few weeks, before the expected September 7th unveiling, that will give us a more definitive look at the rumored new home button for the next-gen iPhone models.

source: GeekBar

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iPhone 7
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A10 Fusion, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 1960 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
iPhone 7 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A10 Fusion, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2900 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. Subie

Posts: 2415; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

I got used to using the physical home button as well as the capacitive side buttons on Samsung's phones so this new option from Apple(if true) should work nice.

2. Creep

Posts: 193; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

That's not how this works. If Apple does it, it automatically makes it crap. Everything Apple produces is only 1 step up from the s**t I took this morning.

4. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Well it is s**t because iFans like you said it is when you made fun Android manufacturers for doing it a few years before Apple did it (which subsequently makes it "magical"). You see, unlike iFans and their favorite iDevices, regular ppl and the Internet have plenty of memory. We are just being nice and reminding you of "your own" opinion on the technology that Apple is about to adopt so you can voice your concerns instead of looking like hypocritical retards. It never seems to help though.

5. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Apple usually takes ideas and makes them better.

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

When was the last time they did that? Or are you making assumption again?

16. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Not assuming but whenever they introduce something new it usually works well. Finger print recording and even 3d touch. I'm not saying iphones are feature rich like my Samsung but apple does things right

24. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Have you ever used another phone with Force Touch? Because other than that one Chinese model, I don't k ow of any. So this how can you claim Apple has the best. Fingerprint reader? They all work the sa,e. Apple simply has a larger sensor which can get a print faster. Better is subjective. My Note 5 unlocks just as fast. Better is subjective. Different is more accurate. I can think of anything Apple has done just outright better than any OEM. They use to have a better phone design, when all the others phones were garbage. But now that is no longer the case.

29. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

I love my edge plus and I'm not comparing them to a specific company. If I'm not mistaken my note 4 had finger print scanner and it was crap. Slow and barely ever got it right. I'm not saying they're best or are the only company to get things right but 3D Touch works great. That's my point when apple implements something it works great. It's not a direct comparison with Samsung. Dude I love both companies and use 2 phones everyday. To me it's apples and oranges at this point. They're both really good devices that for me serve 2 different purposes.

31. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

So what? Apple bought the FP sensor, and also bought the company which was about to sell the same FP sensor to other OEMs, in order to prevent Android OEMs from getting the FP sensor. So, Samsung had to invent it's own Finger Print scanner. Apple BOUGHT it's already-manufactured FP sensor; Samsung created it's own from scratch! You can't expect a finger print scanner to be perfect on it's first generation... In fact, no new invention was flawless in it's first gen! So, your point is moot!

32. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Still doesn't take away that apples sensor worked great from the get. My point is valid. They implemented new technology and it worked great

20. Subie

Posts: 2415; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Yup, but the same can also be said of any company with money and an R&D department.

10. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

That was funny! Even if I dont agree,it may made have a nice laugh.

17. Unordinary unregistered

Denial in the biggest sheep of all. The truth hurts

19. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Look at who you're talking too. His entire existence revolves around denying Apple has every done anything. Why do you think he writes a thesis every Apple article? He has no greater purpose than to be an "Apple Antagonist".......

25. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Apple has done a lot. I just don't give them credit they don't deserve. The deserve credit for making a set of products, that made other OEM stop milking the market with BS products. But now all these guys are doing better, while Apple is now the one milking the market with crappy products. I like Apple products on some level. But I am simply unwilling to pay equal for less. When you use an open mind and compare prices of Apple products, they are not price justified based on what they offer. I expect if you charge a certain amount, I expect certain features and capabilities. Apple was a trendsetter who has now just laid down. Again! You can say whatever you want. I am entitl d to call it as I see it. Steve Jobs is smart. He was smart enough to jump ahead of everyone else, for something they woul have done anyways. Apple has never done anything for me nor has any other OEM. Somwhybpraise anyone. I praise when you do a go job. What exactly about Apple should I be bragging about? Their market cap like you do? Their profits from overcharging for phone? Should I praise them for a phone 3 years behind everyone else's? How is it everyone here can see Apple has really lost its way? I could care less what you say about any Android OEM as long as what you say is fact. Because no matter how much I may not like the present fact, my opinion of it can't change it. That's why I don't care what you say about what I saw about Apple. They took off, got greedy and quality is more important than quality now. Every company in the world who has ever mass produced a product start off great and then went to garbage. If Samsung doesn't watch themselves they will be in the same boat. Right now their game was beating Apple at their own game and they have. Their products are high priced too. But 650 for an S is better than the same for an iPhone. After all if you could get a Porsche for the price of a Camry, wouldn't you take the Porsche?

26. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

So to summarize, you hate the big dog on the block so to speak? I can respect that, but understand that they aren't out to please your ilk. No sir, they care about what "average consumers" want. You aren't average, and neither am I (technologically anyways) so we see things differently than normal people. When I buy a phone, DAC quality comes before most things, then display and battery life. I do my research before blindly choosing what phone I want, because I'm interested in phones. Most people have no inclination to that hobby. You know what average consumers want? Snapchat filters, quality apps, and a good camera. To a certain extent many Android phones offer a great camera, but the apps are lacking in qaulity. Snapchat on Android is a train wreck compared to iOS. Not to mention the multitude of gaming and productivity apps that aren't available. So don't hate on Apple's success, root for Android vendors to obtain some semblance of it. That's why Samsung is successful and other OEMs aren't.

13. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

IMO Apple usually does things better than everyone else. For example, Video recording and Fingerprint scanner are the big things that Apple does better than everyone else. Some stuff they don't have and some stuff others don't have so you can't compare just yet, even so the fact remains that Apple usually implement things in a very good way the first time around and improves upon it the second time. The same can't be said about other OEMs and their attempts to make something good the first time they implement it in a new device.

30. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Apple took 2 years after Motorola to release it's first FP scanner. So, Apple had plenty of time to improve the FP scanner tech.

34. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

And? A company should take their time to get something right, instead of prematurely slapping it on their device just to say they did it first. It isn't Apple's fault that Moto did that and if you are trying to say Moto's failure influenced Apple to push back the release of their own scanner, well how would you know that.

23. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Yeah, I like the one on the HTC 10 and the scanning is really quick so I'm pretty sure it should be really nice on the new iPhone

6. fyah_king unregistered

How dem bezels look? They have the ugliest phone ever because of that.

7. zeppo

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Inspired by Oneplus 2/3

8. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Higher res screens? IPhone users don't want that, that's what I've been hearing. "It drains your battery", "you can't tell the difference ” etc etc. Wonder when iphone users will start complaining?

9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It's funny, I have yet to see any of these socalled hard core Apple fans who come here starting trouble everyday, about how the feel about the resolutions of the iPhone carry both standard resolutions for the first time and how they feel about getting 1440p. I haven't seen one say they don't need it. I haven't seen anyone say anything about the battery life since these panels are not from Samsung and we already know that AMOLED displays look better at these resolutions vs LCD and burn less juice too. With the iPhone base model have less tyan na 1800mah battery, surely a bump in resolutions will take a toll on the battery.

14. Chuck007

Posts: 1412; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

What is it about tech and politics that turns fully grown men into 10 year olds?

15. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

I don't know but there is few on here now acting childish. If don't like iPhones then don't buy them. Buy what you like. Like what you buy.

21. serge327

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

If iFan don't like other brand product,like Samsung, please don't comment bad behind, same fact. XD

22. kenaldinho4444

Posts: 66; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

Can't believe it's 2020 already

27. SamsungOfficial1

Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 30, 2016

Can't help but laugh

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