One of the most anticipated redesigns of Apple’s upcoming flagship smartphone is the removal of the home button.
However, iOS users have been conditioned to press the physical control option to activate their iPhone and switch between apps – leaving users to wonder how they will operate the iPhone 8.
A new video has leaked online showing what claims to be the next-generation handset, and how users would work it without the home button.
The clip has suggested that gestures could be used, or a digital home button that would be positioned towards the bottom of the display.
HOW WOULD IT WORK?
The first scenario suggests that the home button will disappear once the phone is unlocked and a gesture is used to activate it again.
Users would press firmly on the left side of the screen to bring the feature back and are then able to swipe through pages to get back to the home screen.
Another way is Apple could design the home button to always be visible.
It would sit towards the bottom of the display with a row of apps placed above it – similar to where the physical home button is, but this design would place it on the screen.
Although the iPhone 7 sold out within a week of hitting the market, many saw it as nothing more than a refreshed iPhone 6 – which has put some pressure on Apple to impress its users this year.
And if all of the rumors that have been floating around the web are true, it seems the Cupertino company is pulling out all the stops for the iPhone 8 family.
But the most talked about move is the removal of the physical home button, which will allow for an edge-to-edge screen.
However, iPhone users are curious to how the new design would play out.
Domenico Panacea, with macitynet, released a video concept showing two different ways the home button could be operated in the revamped design.
The video begins with what could be, the iPhone 8, which boasts an edge-to-edge screen.
The first scenario suggests that the home button will disappear once the phone is unlocked and a gesture is used to activate it again. (source credit – Daily Mail)