Next year’s iPhone may be the first ever Apple product that can be unlocked just by looking at it, based on the latest rumor out of Asia that claims Apple plans to add iris scanning even sooner than we thought.
Apple’s latest iPhones could be its last with physical home buttons. According to a new report from Bloomberg, the iPhone 7 series will instead feature a new pressure-sensitive home button that uses Apple’s Force Touch technology.
The headphone jack might not be the only feature Apple plans to throw away on the next iPhone.
Apple allegedly plans to replace its physical home button on the iPhone 7 (or iPhone 6 SE) with a new 3D Touch button that won’t move when you press it, but well instead give users a haptic feedback to replicate the feeling of pressing a button, like on the Magic Trackpad 2.
The iPhone 7 may not be the major refresh that Apple’s full-number iPhone releases usually are, but it could feature an intriguing new addition in the form of a “Force Touch Home button,” according to analysts at Cowen and Company.
Every single model of the iPhone has shipped with a physical home button, but that could change this September. According to the latest iPhone 7 display leak, Apple is planning to swap it for a touch-sensitive alternative.