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Rumor: Apple will replace the physical home button on iPhone 7 with a clickable capacitive one

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Rumor: Apple will replace the physical home button on iPhone 7 with a clickable capacitive one
According to Japan's Macotakara blog, Apple is replacing the physical Touch ID home button with a capacitive button for the Apple iPhone 7. The button will give users the sensation of clicking on a real button similar to the trackpad on the latest Apple Macbooks. A set of electromagnets is employed for this task, and when they vibrate it creates the clicking sensation.

This rumor is similar to one about the 2017 iPhone that calls for Apple to move the Touch ID home button to the screen. A certain portion of the display would be allocated for the feature, allowing users to verify their fingerprint by tapping on that portion of the glass. Touch ID would be embedded inside the screen. By doing this, Apple would be able to offer a bezel-less edge-to-edge display.

The Japanese based blog also confirmed earlier rumors about a Space Black color option for this year's iPhone models. Other changes expected include the removal of the 3.5mm earphone jack (which will be replaced by another set of speaker grilles on the bottom of the unit), and a larger rear camera lens. In addition, Apple has moved those HTC-esque antenna lines on the back of the phone to the upper and lower edges of the handset. The Apple iPhone 7 Plus could have a dual camera setup in back with a second 12MP lens providing optical zooming capabilities.

The Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus could be unveiled on September 12th with the launch taking place four days later.

source: Macotakara (Translated) via Playfuldroid

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