iPhone 7 to feature a flush, digital home button along with dust- and waterproof housing

The iPhone 7-related rumors are coming through thick and fast just now, and apparently, the handset's home button could be due a revamp...
This is a discussion for a news article. To read the whole news, click here


4. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

i love my home button/fingerprint scanner!!! Tried this out on my Galaxy Nexus 3 and wasnt really a fan.

7. Eclectech

Posts: 346; Member since: May 01, 2013

This sounds very similar to the setup employed with the HTC 10. It's a button that doesn't press, but provides feedback, when you touch it.

8. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Apple stopped inventing in the 70s.

11. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

And your head stopped working in the 70s too.

19. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Dont exagerate :) They stopped been really innovative in 2010

45. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

They actually never started. Apple has never made a unique product in their lifetime. What they did make was some niffy, streamline better looking options vs what the competition had. That's it.

61. cherry.dev

Posts: 107; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

if not for iPhone, Android would be copying Blackberry.

10. dbmcelroy

Posts: 44; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

replaceable battery

12. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Just rumors till its official.

14. DRS1977

Posts: 678; Member since: May 27, 2015

So they are coping HTC and Samsung, what else is new?

20. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

nothing much lol same old same old.

21. jove39

Posts: 2142; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Reduce size of 6SP top & bottom bezels...well just make it compact like note series is. 6SP footprint is huge for device with 5.5" display.

23. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014


24. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

"won't be dissimilar" couldn't have you said similar.


Posts: 2813; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Iphones........greatest turds of this century!

52. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Why does Apple keep changing the charging port on the Macbook? -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyTA33HQZLA

31. arman9953

Posts: 49; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I was willing to buy the 7 for all the rumored features(water and dustprofing, dual lens, wireless charging, speed charging, multi forcetouch, etc.), but after recent rumors it will be a 6s with 2 lines less on the back, dual lens ist only for pro, wireless charging after redesign (Iphone 7s or 8) So all in all the rumors are right i dont think that this will be an good iphone. Everyone should wait and this is the reason analysts are saying that apple will sell less in 2016. I wanted it to be awesome but apple ist disappointing me every day with these rumors... (i own a 6P and a 6S as daily driver so no fanboy here). I think this year i will buy the note 6... Sry for my bad english

33. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3947; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I like the physical home button, I think it should be moved to the side but I don't think it should become a flushed digital button.

38. monoke

Posts: 1151; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

So they invented capacitive home button?.. Mind blown!

48. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Where does it say that? Where is that claimed by anyone? Are all Fandroid's slightly delusional? Most of you say the same things quoting facts and statements that you've literally made up in your own minds.

62. cherry.dev

Posts: 107; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

new leak, next Galaxy flagship will have capacitive home button too!

46. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I think all OEM's should drop physical buttons and just use capacities or some alternative. Even though Samsung tests their buts over 100,000 times, the fact is; if you keep a phone long enough they do wear out. But the iPhone home button has always been terrible. They dont last long at all, especially after they get some dirt in them. I like my phone, there is no room around the button for dirt or grease to muck up the button on my Note 5. There isnt even wiggle room for the button, unlike the iPhone wobbly button. So no button at all, should be a welcomed change.

47. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

What are you waffling about? Had iPhones since the 3G, each one for two years, never a problem with the home button. There's no wiggle room on my iPhone 6 button... Notice iPhone users don't need to spend all their time making up "facts" about Android products? Maybe it's because they're happy with what they've got.

57. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

But they don't know what other OEM offer

58. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

100,000 times is alot.. you'll need to hit that button 55times everyday for 5years to hit that number.. the worst button I know is blackberry's trackpad.. it broke just after 3months on my bold9700, fixed it and it broke again in less than 6months, I gave up, lol

51. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

I don't get it. What's a flush home button? Capacitative? Or maybe like the OnePlus 2 home button?

59. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

it just wordplay, to make it looks different than others.. lol

64. aznhachi

Posts: 212; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

//waiting for full leak pictures of iphone 7

66. AceNJ

Posts: 26; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

this will be their greatest iphone yet! lol

67. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

I hope apple to add silver color to front of the iPhone like galaxy s7
This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.