One of the popular rumors surrounding the iPhone 8 is that Apple could finally be ditching the physical home button. Now thanks to a tweet by Benjamin Geskin, he has posted a photo that was allegedly obtained from Foxconn that shows off the iPhone 8’s alleged screen bracket frame which seemingly confirms the lack of a home button.
In the photo to the right, it is supposedly the iPhone 8’s screen bracket frame, and a subsequent uploaded by Geskin compares it against the iPhone 7’s bracket (see tweet below), which has a circular cutout on the button where the home button should go. Assuming this is true, it looks like the home button will finally be going the way of the dinosaur.
iPhone 7 screen bracket for comparison pic.twitter.com/NkXFOtTStF
— Benjamin Geskin (@VenyaGeskin1) July 2, 2017
The latest leak is pretty much in line with everything we’ve heard so far, and also seems to be in line with what we’ve seen in previously leaked photos. Some have speculated that Apple could have been trying to transition to an iPhone without a home button starting with the iPhone 7, which did feature a home button but it was a button that you could not physically press.
The removal of the home button has also led to rumors and speculation that Apple could be embedding Touch ID underneath the display of the phone, while some leaks have hinted that Touch ID could be moved to the back of the phone, but either way do take it with a grain of salt for now.