One of the rumored features of the iPhone 8 is that it could finally be ditching the physical home button, a hardware feature of the iPhone that has been around since its inception. While there’s nothing wrong with the home button, removing it could free up more screen real estate, plus one less moving part means one less problem to fix.
Of course it’s hard to determine if this rumor is true, but in a recent report from AppleInsider, it seems that there could be signs of that being true, and this comes in the form of the new Siri icon in iOS 11. As you can see in the screenshot above, Siri will be getting a new icon/design in iOS 11.
Siri has actually undergone a couple of redesigns since it was first introduced, but the size and placement of the latest icon has some speculating that it could be alluding to the iPhone 8’s virtual home button. If you were to take away the Touch ID ring, the size and shape of Siri’s icon appears to be roughly similar to that of the home button, don’t you think?
That being said it could be a bit of a stretch to think that this could be a sign of things to come, but what do you guys think? Could Siri’s new icon design be hinting that an iPhone 8 feature?