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  • Home Button to Change on 6th Generation iPhone?


    Since the refreshed versions of the iPhone started being released over the years, the staple feature of a bottom lower home button has been a fixture every bit as common and expected as the iPhone's touchscreen itself.

    But just as the rumor mill has suggested in the past, the home button may either be on the chopping block or up for a dramatic refresh of its own. According to the latest insight, it could be the 6th generation iPhone, likely due out this fall, that could finally deliver on this longstanding rumor.

    But don't expect too much of a dramatic change - or even a noticeable one. According to reports today from the far east, if any change is coming, it's a simple redesign, as illustrated by the alleged home button replacement part pictured above. But the change may truly be almost indistinguishable to the human eye, as the biggest component tweak to the home button may be internal.

    As we get close to the prospective launch window (June-through-October), the rumor mill is bound to turn out more supposed insight. But for the time being, the most widely anticipated new feature of the next-gen iPhone will be 4G LTE compatibility and, per Gene Munster's compelling suspicion, a significant redesign that has yet to become apparent to the rest of us.

    Source: TVC-Mall (Via AppleBitch)
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Home Button to Change on 6th Generation iPhone? started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 26 Comments
    1. JPili's Avatar
      JPili -
      It looks ugly. I just hope they make the home button so it doesn't lose sensitivity over time. I'm paying good money. The least they could do is make a high quality home button.
    1. jeffhesser's Avatar
      jeffhesser -
      this would be about the third device to supposedly be losing the button so that means it's probably about time for it to be right. usually takes the rumor being incorrect for at least one if not two generations before it finally comes true. Guess we can dream a little bit bigger than apple can deliver these days.
    1. WhiZZ's Avatar
      WhiZZ -
      I wish they put Notification light in home button.. One can wish right?
    1. vempire's Avatar
      vempire -
      The right one is the new home button? Unbeleivable apple can make such a ugly design !
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      Let me take this moment to say that the following is completely not sarcasm and 100% serious: I'm thoroughly convinced the home button (along with LTE) will be the killer feature of the next iPhone.

      I envision an elliptical home button, possibly even square with very rounded corners, with touch-sensitivity in it, much like the click wheels on classic iPods. The extra lateral space will give you room to swipe your finger across it left or right to swipe through apps, just like the multitasking gestures on the iPad. It would also make multitasking a more core element of the phone instead of just a little swipey app tray hidden underneath your app that you have to double-click to open up.
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Quote Originally Posted by n00neimp0rtant View Post
      Let me take this moment to say that the following is completely not sarcasm and 100% serious: I'm thoroughly convinced the home button (along with LTE) will be the killer feature of the next iPhone.

      I envision an elliptical home button, possibly even square with very rounded corners, with touch-sensitivity in it, much like the click wheels on classic iPods. The extra lateral space will give you room to swipe your finger across it left or right to swipe through apps, just like the multitasking gestures on the iPad. It would also make multitasking a more core element of the phone instead of just a little swipey app tray hidden underneath your app that you have to double-click to open up.
      That's brilliant bro