Apple May Bid Goodbye to iPhone Home Buttons by 2017

June 26, 2015, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Apple’s home buttons are not just like any button seen on Android devices. They form the identity of the entire iPhone series ranging from the prime version to the latest iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices.

The dodgy round buttons stood out as the kingpin in Apple’s frontal face design, even the iPad had them. But, not anymore!

Evolution of technology has been trimming the smartphone body in an effort to make it slimmer and handy.

A customer holds an iPhone 6  and iPhone 6 Plus after the phones went on sale at the Fifth Avenue Apple store in New York

Vision laid out by the late Steve Jobs wasn’t standing at odds to this; he desired to keep the Apple devices as thin as possible.

In an effort to pursue such a vision, Apple is set to bring a makeover with its iPhone design, which will have the physical home buttons chopped off from the front of iPhones.

Future iPhones will be designed by giving the home buttons a miss, as Apple will have these buttons laid out inside the touch-screen display.

Whether or not it will imitate the Android layout is yet to be seen, as there has been no word on the design parameters as yet.

But, what Apple bags is some extra freedom in terms of spacing. Either that would have the display enlarged, or it may just give birth to compact iPhones with the same screen size.

Besides, there will also be integrated fingerprint sensors in the new design layout, so that users can now have their fingerprints accessed by the device at any angles.

If it turns true, physical button adherents can have their laugh at least until 2017, upon which Apple will be fetching their new design norms to the iPhone devices.

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