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Apple Inc. replaces home button on Iphone

Iphone without a button might be attractive some and less attractive to other.

Reuters/Robert Galbraith

Reuters/Robert Galbraith

As innovations keep springing up, Apple is planning to remove the Iphone home button on subsequent iphones and replace with a virtual button capable of reading finger prints, but will not take effect until 2017.

Though, virtual button has been in use by Android competitors, while Apple has the Touch ID by holding the finger against the home button to be scanned to unlock the phone.

If Apple ditches the home button for button-less device may allow a lighter device and we would expect what kind of physical design to see, and hoping that an Iphone without a button might be attractive some and less attractive to other.

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Finally, lets keep our finger crossed and see how Apple integrates touch ID and display driver integration into future iPhones that would include a fingerprint sensor in the handset’s display.

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