Does this mean that the 2017 iPhone will come with an edge-to-edge display?
The 2017 iPhone is rumored to include a curved OLED screen with an edge-to-edge design. Besides bezels, the home button will also disappear. Both the button and Touch ID will be found under the display. The Nikkei Asian Review, a well respected publication, reports that the device (which might be called the Apple iPhone 8 instead of the iPhone 7s), will contain a tiny high-performance motor that will create complex tactile vibrations on the display. This would copy the current mechanical tactile feedback that iPhone users have been used to. As a result, iPhone 7s/8 buyers will still feel as though they are pressing the home button even when it is the screen that is being tapped.
Why would Apple replace the feel of the home button/Touch ID fingerprint scanner being pressed, with a digital substitute? The quick and dirty answer is that the home button is being removed. And why would Apple remove the button? So that it could create a glass screen that covers the entire front of the phone.
source: Nikkei via BGR