A report from a couple of months ago revealed that the upcoming iPhone 7 will come with a Force Touch home button, and now a report from Bloomberg by Mark Gurman has more or less reaffirmed those rumors as they have heard from people familiar with the matter that a pressure sensitive button will make its debut in the iPhone 7.
It should be noted that this report from Bloomberg holds a bit of weight, especially when you consider that Gurman used to write for 9to5Mac and has had a pretty impeccable track record when it comes to getting the scoop on Apple, so while rumors should always be treated with some skepticism, there might actually be some truth to Gurman’s claims.
Gurman’s report on Bloomberg more or less echoes what we had heard previously, which is that instead of a physical button that moves when pressed, it will be a Force Touch button similar to the MacBook’s trackpad which will simulate a “click” when pressed. Hopefully this means that home button woes for iPhone users will soon be a thing of the past.
It could also make the phone potentially slimmer and lighter with the different components. We had initially heard the rumors that the new home button would debut in 2017’s iPhone, but it looks like Apple might have decided to move the schedule up.
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