According to the rumors, the iPhone 8 is expected to see Apple ditch the home button on the iPhone once and for all. While there is nothing wrong with the home button, it is an additional moving part which means that it is subject to wear and tear, which many iPhone owners can probably attest to over the years.

We have seen alleged leaks where it “confirms” that this is the case, as well as hints by Apple, like the placement and redesign of the Siri logo which fuels the speculation that the iPhone 8 could drop the home button in favor of an embedded fingerprint sensor. Now it looks like there could be more evidence of that being true, thanks to the latest version of the iOS 11 beta.

In the latest beta of iOS 11, one of the new features that 9to5Mac discovered that Apple is introducing to the software reads, “Open apps from Lock screen Notifications with new Touch ID UI.” What happens here is that when you tap on a lock screen alert, a fingerprint scanning prompt appears with a stylized fingerprint being featured in the middle of the screen, leading some to believe that this hints at the home button being removed that an embedded fingerprint sensor could be introduced.

It does seem like a stretch, especially when you consider that this UI will most likely be applied to all Touch ID phones that can run iOS 11, but either way we’ll have to wait and see, so in the meantime maybe don’t hold your breath.

Filed in Apple >Cellphones >Rumors. Read more about iOS, ios 11, iPhone and iphone 8.

Apple iPhone 8
Display
4.7"
1334x750 IPS LCD
Price (approximative)
~$775 - Amazon
Camera
12 MP
F1.8 Aperture Size
Image Stabilization
Weight
148 g
Battery
1821 mAh
Removable Battery
Launched in
2017/09/01
System
2GB RAM
A11 Bionic + None
Storage (GB)
256
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