Apple iPhone 7 with touch-sensitive home button is really an Android copycat

You might recall that just yesterday we showed you a picture of what was alleged to be the front panel of the Apple iPhone 7, sporting a touch-sensitive home button. It made sense that Apple would look to offer a way to lessen the wear and tear on the button which is not only used to navigate the handset, but also handles fingerprint scanning via Touch ID. There is also speculation that the 2017 iPhone will have an edge-to-edge display with Touch ID built into the screen. Changing the home button from a physical component to a touch-sensitive one seemed to be a valid transitioning step.

As it turns out, there will be no touch-sensitive home button on the iPhone 7 (at least as far as we know). As it turns out, the phone pictured in the story is reportedly an upcoming Android handset made to resemble the iOS powered iPhone. As you can see from a different photo of the unit, it actually has a USB port for charging on the top of the phone.

For those traditionalists who hate change, this is probably good news. If you fit in the latter category, no doubt you already did a victory dance over the rumor that there will be no dual camera setup on the iPhone 7 Plus/Pro. But don't get too smug because there still is the possibility that the next iteration of the iPhone will launch without an earphone jack.

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