iPhone 8 to Replace Home Button With ‘iPhone 8 function area’ and this is an Analyst Rumor. We all are curious to know what new features will be introduced in newly launched iPhone 8 handset to improve the quality and performance of the next-generation handset. Apple’s well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has been predicted that new launching iPhone 8 handset has a new feature called ‘iPhone 8 function area’ which never have been seen in iPhone 8 yet.
Following up the news from AppleInsider, iPhone 8 coming up with 5.8-inch OLED screen with $1000+ price tag in a form factor similar to the current 4.7-inch iPhone 7. Despite having extended screen estate compared to current iPhone models, the real active display area is 5.15-inchs on the diagonal and rest of the bottom panel is covered with ‘iPhone 8 function area’ like virtual buttons. The bottom panel so-called “function area” is capable of switching to an active app to another app and display controls for video or games.
The New York Times reported last year that the next iPhone would ditch the home button for virtual buttons. iPhone 8 has similar in style with the recently released MacBook.
After deletion of home screen button could indicate a lack of Touch ID, which could be replaced with inbuilt display fingerprint reader and other biometric technology assets to take over device security like face recognition. Apple introduced Touch ID fingerprint recognition technology in iPhone 5S handset in 2013, and later it brought in all iPhone and iPad models. Recently Apple brought Touch ID for Mac in 2016 after releasing Mac Pro with Touch Bar.
Also, we are excited to know about your views regarding this rumor and what you want, if you like the iPhone 8 home button replacement or not? Let us know your opinion in comments.
Source: Apple Insider