iPhone 7 To Sport Pressure-Sensitive Home Button

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An iPhone 7 Plus with a dual-camera setup is an open secret. There have also been plenty of rumors over the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack and redesigned antenna lines. Last month, Japanese blog MacOtakara learned from its sources that Apple would ditch the traditional home button in favor of a pressure-sensitive one. Now Bloomberg has lent credibility to these rumors and speculations.

iPhone 7 To Sport Pressure-Sensitive Home Button
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Why is Apple shifting to a new home button with iPhone 7?

Citing a person who has used a “prototype version” of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Mark Gurman of Bloomberg reports that the new flush home button won’t click when you press it. It will provide feedback “via a vibrating haptic sensation.” It’s pretty similar to the trackpads on the latest MacBooks. Bloomberg’s report suggests that the rumors about a new home button were accurate.

Gurman adds that the new iPhones will be “successors to the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.” We won’t see a big aesthetic change until next year, when Apple would celebrate the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. It’s still unclear why Apple is switching to a pressure-sensitive home button. It could save some space inside the device or help incorporate a new functionality.

The dual-camera would merge two pictures

Talking about the dual-camera system, Bloomberg says the two camera sensors will capture colors differently – simultaneously taking a picture. And then the device will merge them to produce a single, high-quality photograph. It will allow you to zoom while retaining image clarity. The dual-camera system will also improve the quality of images taken in low-light conditions. The smaller 4.7-inch iPhone 7 will not get the dual-camera functionality, though.

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are expected to include A10 processor, faster WiFi and LTE capabilities, and 32GB of base storage. The 5.5-inch version is said to feature 3GB of RAM. The new iPhones will run the iOS 10 operating system that is currently in beta testing. Apple is said to start taking pre-orders for the new iPhones from September 9 before the retail availability on September 16.

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