Apple iPhone 7 Rumors: Clickable Capacitive Button To Make A Comeback Replacing Home Button?

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#iPhone7 #iOS10Apple iPhone 7 Rumors: Clickable Capacitive Button To Make A Comeback Replacing Home Button? : “Another day, another rumor” – is what comes to our minds when we hear interesting-but-wild rumors. It’s a known fact that the upcoming Apple iPhone 7 will not come with any radical design change.

Except for the internal configurations upgradation and a relatively slimmer profile. But now, a new report from Japan says the iPhone 6s successor’s home button will go through a dramatic makeover.

Apple is rumored to be replacing the “physical home button” (where the embedded Touch ID/fingerprint scanner exists) with a “capacitive button” in the iPhone 7. This capacitive button will reportedly give the device users the feel of clicking an actual button, much like the trackpad usage seen in the recent MacBook variants.

To achieve this, Apple has reportedly made use of a “set of electromagnets.” The vibration apparently creates the clicking sensation. This news comes from Japan’s notable tech portal and tipster website Macotakara, which has a pretty good record of predicting Apple-related news in the past.

In case this report comes true, where will the Touch ID go? Is Apple getting rid of the Touch ID/Fingerprint scanner and opt for the rumored Iris scanner? Or, will it move the Touch ID to a different location? We do not have any official confirmation but the expectation is that Apple might move the scanner from the home button to the screen instead.