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.