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iPhone 8 Virtual Home Button Can Likely Resize, Hide as Needed

Now that Apple is apparently throwing out the iPhone's clickable home button for a touch-sensitive one, the company is getting ready to unveil a whole new virtual button for the iPhone 8. According to a new report from Apple Insider, as the uncovering of Apple secrets within HomePod firmware continues, developer Steven Troughton-Smith has revealed details on Twitter about the iPhone 8's...

Apple Has Temporary Workaround if iPhone 7 Home Button Fails

The iPhone 7 was the device that Apple has shipped in the iPhone family that did not include a mechanical home button. Instead, the company used a solid-state pressure sensitive home button that uses the Taptic Engine to simulate a button press. MacRumors forum member 'iwayne' has shared a screenshot that illustrates what happens if...

‘iPhone 7’ Home Button Said to Deploy Force Touch Haptic Feedback

The next generation iPhone’s (iPhone 7 or iPhone 6 SE?) home button won’t physically depress as the one found on the models currently available. It will instead simulate the click, various reports claim (again), as spotted by AppleInsider. The change aims to serve two main purposes: to make the next generation iPhone more waterproof than...

Leaked Photos Show New ‘iPhone 6s’ Components

  Images said to be various components of the upcoming “iPhone 6s” has been shared by Nowhereelse.fr today, giving us a first look at the some of the internal components of the device. The French site has leaked images of the power button, volume controls and silent switch, and the camera and its LED flash....

Apple May Use Liquidmetal Alloys for Home Buttons, Touch Sensors and More

A number of patent applications highlighted by MacRumors reveal Apple's plans to use Liquidmetal alloys for Home buttons, touch sensors and tamper-resistant screws in its future iPhone, iPod and iPad devices. Apple currently holds a full license to use all of Liquidmetal Technologies' intellectual property for commercialization in consumer electronics, the rights for which it acquired in 2010 after...

Alleged iPad 5 Home Button with Fingerprint Scanner Leaks Out

Right after the alleged gold iPad 5 leak, a new image has been posted suggesting that on top of the gold colour, the next-generation iPad will likely sport a fingerprint sensor. The Chinese site, CtechCN, which has proved to be somewhat reliable when it comes to leaking information about Apple's forthcoming iDevices, has obtained an...