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Report: The next-next iPhone won't have a home button



Apple going homeless

We know you're focused and ready for the next iPhone (which is probably coming out in a matter of weeks). But after hearing this intriguing inside info about the next-next iPhone, the majority of your attention may be tweaked a year forward.

A new Bloomberg report about the 2017 iPhone phone says it'll be the first Apple handset to not have a home button. 

More things are being removed from the iPhone?!

You: So let me get this straight; Apple is getting rid of the iPhone's headphone jack and its home button? What'll be left just a slab of glass?

Us: Yes, actually!

Rumors backed by Apple patents imply that the iPhone slated for next year could actually be cased entirely in glass and pack a display that takes up most all of the front of the phone. Replacing the mechanical home button could be a glass-covered touchpad-like surface, rumors indicate.

Home renovations for the 2016 iPhone

Back to 2016's upcoming iPhone: Bloomberg also reported earlier this month that, though the so-called iPhone 7 expected to be released in September will have a home button, it will be a redesigned version.

Like it did with its MacBook trackpads, Apple will purportedly do away with the moving parts underneath the iPhone 7 home button and use a haptic response to simulate a "click" feel when it's pressed. This will also bring Apple's 3D Touch tech to the home button.

What will you miss most about the home button?

Go, home

So, all things considered, it sounds like we'll be saying goodbye to the iPhone home button as we know it even before 2017.

If you need a heads up on what life is like without a clicky button on the front of your phone, you can, of course, call an Android friend.

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