Apple Won’t Introduce Button-Free iPhone Before 2017
Some rumor based reports have been claiming lately that Apple is planning to introduce virtual home button in its upcoming iPhone 6S duo. However, a recent publication by AppleInsider states otherwise.
According to AppleInsider, the Cupertino may manufacture button-free iPhone in future. But that is unlikely to happen ‘before 2017,’ the news publication states on behalf of an insider source, who have been accurate in sharing such information in the past.
Apple has complete realization that it can produce lighter and smaller iPhone by achieving a button-less bezel. And this is why, it is rendering special heed to the technology. The predicted delay in replacing the physical home button with a virtual one is reportedly due to certain technical complexities.
Apple has, however, decided to remove the secure Touch ID fingerprint scanner, which is currently integrated in the home button. Apple will integrate an alternative technology within the display screen to maintain iPhone’s ability to read a user’s fingerprint, the news source explains.
Apple is having hard times to execute its plans probably because of cost or just the limitations of currently available technology. Nonetheless, as suggested by numerous rumors, Apple is expected to offer several improved features in its expected (in September) iPhone iteration.
Earlier we reported KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s predictions regarding the key features of iPhone 6S duo. Kuo claimed Apple will upgrade the processor, incorporate gesture control, and force touch in the next iPhone iteration.