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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. iang123's Avatar
      iang123 -
      ....and this maybe the only change?
    1. Daniel212's Avatar
      Daniel212 -
      Quote Originally Posted by iang123 View Post
      ....and this maybe the only change?
      Of course not!!! Lol
    1. Nest's Avatar
      Nest -
      Quote Originally Posted by iang123 View Post
      ....and this maybe the only change?
      Of course it is! This WILL be the reason to upgrade to the next iPhone! THE HOME BUTTON!
    1. nicrfe's Avatar
      nicrfe -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nest View Post
      Of course it is! This WILL be the reason to upgrade to the next iPhone! THE HOME BUTTON!
      Awesome. I'll get one just for that button. Of course I would get one just to say I have the new one.
    1. Nick113's Avatar
      Nick113 -
      Saw this on twitter then rushed over her this will not happen it's a rumor
    1. Killahbyte's Avatar
      Killahbyte -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nest View Post
      Of course it is! This WILL be the reason to upgrade to the next iPhone! THE HOME BUTTON!
      Yes but it's not just any home button. They will add a feature to the button that no other iPhone can ever run.
    1. rickuk's Avatar
      rickuk -
      Lets hope the iPhones version of 4G LTE is international unlike the poor effort of the iPad 3
    1. iMosa3da's Avatar
      iMosa3da -
      Quote Originally Posted by iang123 View Post
      ....and this maybe the only change?
      yeah, it's gunna be The New HomeButton
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      The Home button is good as it is
    1. buttamix's Avatar
      buttamix -
      The home button should be an outline of the apple logo not a square
    1. rcm's Avatar
      rcm -
      FINALLY AFTER 5 YEARS A NEW HOME BUTTON, i can picture it now, black with a white circle in the middle, and the ability to return you to the home screen or send you to spotlight. $600 bucks that's worth every penny.
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      Im sure there will be a flood of iOS changes..I mean Apple is ousting OS X for crying out loud. This is prime time to showcase iOS across multiple platforms. I think the biggest changes are yet to come. As for the iPhone..are we really lacking much as far as physical? We already have the most simplistic phone to use. I like the home button and hope it never goes away..its a selling point. The body(chasis) is what im interested in. The 1st gen iPhone has a decent body but it was slippery in the hands and scratched rather easy. Hoping they get the scratch issue under control and get rid of the glass..you know the one you've had to replace 3 times haha! Jokes! I work in IT so i see a lot of "dropped" iPhones coming through. Very excited about what the 6th phone will look like and how many new tweaks we'll get..excited!!
    1. brodimus's Avatar
      brodimus -
      Lmao @ "The New Home Button"
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      If rehashing a rumour (that gas so far been untrue) is the best MMi can come up with - it must be a slow week...
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      lawl i swear.. if i knew the right pepole i would write all this junk and start the most retarded rumors that
      1. will most definitely happen
      2. ones that no one will notice so it wouldnt hurt my reputation
      like this homebutton. if they do or dont change it nothing will happen to the gossipers reputation for being reliable

      but like the other "rumors" that get published about stuff like "the next iphone will have 4g!" is just ridiculous. you wouldnt have to do much digging to come to that conclusion

      but anyways my point to this whole rant is, WHY IS THIS IN THE NEWS?
    1. MrLingerLonger's Avatar
      MrLingerLonger -
      And so the rumors continue
    1. louee6's Avatar
      louee6 -
      Guys lets face reality, Apple isn't changing crap about a new iPhone!!!
    1. blueberry27's Avatar
      blueberry27 -
      Is it just me or is it just me!? Ya know, I always want my home buttom to come with customizable 8-way sliding softkeys (something like blackberry's but better). Then can say bye bye to those kinda weird iControlPad or whatever stick-on-the-screen-joystick-things and say hello to new-ways-of-gaming on par with vita. U can even use it for added security mechanism for lockscreen; ya know... up-up-down-down-left-right-left-right-slide2unlock. Anyway, that might start-up a whole bunch of patent world war III.
    1. Cellular's Avatar
      Cellular -
      The new home button will be touch and hopefully if I leave my finger on it it will know what I want it to do and it does it no questions asked.
      *leave finger on new home button*
      "searching for PORN, umm what! I wasn't thinking that at all!"
    1. iLoveWindows&iPhone's Avatar
      iLoveWindows&iPhone -
      Why mention Gene Munster and his dumb predictions?! First of all...such a ugly name...Makes me think of a
      retarded villain of some type.

      Second, why do you guys always quote him, and why take this guy so seriously?! Seems like he is always saying something dumb or obvious. I can make guesses and "predict" obvious changes just as good as Mr. Munster can.