Everyone is hoping that the next generation iPhone will be unveiled with significant design changes. Maybe an aluminum backing, a bigger screen, or even a haptic home button will make an appearance on a redesigned iPhone. Details are scant on what the “iPhone 5” will look like, but if these newest leaks are to be believed it looks like the next iPhone will still have a home button.
New part leaks were spotted today on TVC Mall that show black and white home buttons for the iPhone 5. At first glance the buttons look like those found on the newest iPhone 4S, but closer inspection shows a few differences.
The main difference between the leaked iPhone 5 home button and that of the iPhone 4 and 4S is the iPhone 5 home hutton is round in the center and square outside. The two parts are indivisible. TrueSupplier also has images of the leaked buttons that show the difference from the current models.
It’s nearly impossible to discern whether or not these new buttons indicate whether Apple will make major design changes for the next iPhone. Many Apple fans are hoping Apple will lower the placement of the home button so that it sits nearly flush with the bottom of the phone to make room for a bigger screen without compromising on the size of the device. This may still be possible, but hopes for a haptic home button may have been squashed today as TVC Mall has a decent track record of leaking minor repair parts before a new product announcement.