Apple to eliminate the home button from next iPhone; likely to be unveiled on 12th September

Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8 to change the way ‘iPhone’ has been known so long. As Apple is likely to eliminate the physical home button from the devise, it will carry a completely new design. The all screen front fascia will certainly enhance the iPhone 8’s visual appeal. Apple is expected to unveil the new iPhone 8 on 12th September Alongside the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus.

The physical home button is something Apple introduced back in 2007 in the first model and since then it has not changed. Another change in the new iPhone is going to be the relocation of the fingerprint scanner to the back of the device. The smartphone is likely to get a facial recognition feature thanks to the 3D scanner positioned up front.

In the latest generation model available in market, the iPhone’s physical button is clicked to return to the app grid. It can be held down to communicate with Apple’s artificial intelligence system Siri. Also, by double clicking the button users can multitask in different apps by swiping.


Speaking about the upcoming iPhone 8’s design, it is expected to sport a taller screen with rounded corners instead of the current model’s squared corners, a cutout on top of the display for camera and sensors. The antenna will be relocated as well. However, these are not confirmed as Apple usually tests different designs and the final product comes with a completely new appearance. In terms of size, the Apple iPhone 8 will be similar to the iPhone 7.

The upcoming flagship iPhoone will have an OLED display offering greater viewing experience to the users. It could be slightly larger than iPhone 7 Plus’ 5.5-inch display. The new iPhone 8 will have six vertical rows of app displaying 24 apps on each page alongside the dock. Rumors suggest that the pricing of iPhone 8 could start from $1,000 (Rs. 63,990). Following Apple’s trend we might see the new flagship iPhone hitting market within a couple of weeks.

Apple iPhone 8 Specifications:

Processor Apple A11
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion
Display 5.8-inch OLED
Storage 32GB / 128GB / 256GB
OS iOS 11
Rear Camera 12-megapixel
Front Camera 7-megapixel
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