With much controversy of longer iPhone 5 (instead of wider), I think Apple won’t make “the new iPhone” keep longer and longer. So, what will the Apple do in order to make “the new iPhone” able to put more content (as what they told us when releasing iPhone5) into their screen?
It’s easy, I think they will remove the “home” button and keep the screen as per now (iPhone 5) or back to the original design of iphone 4/4S. We knew that since iOS5, Apple had introduced what they called as “Assistive Touch”. Is it a sign that Apple actually doing some research on-screen “home” button/gesture? Or Apple actually had done some research that their “home” button is easy to be broken. So they are going to remove it soon
Well, some people will argue that “home” button is still needed for recovery mode. If that so, Apple still able to provide another “reset” button on the left side (just below the volume button), or use the volume button to trigger recover mode, or create another button on the right side. or just create a pin-hole “reset” button at the bottom next to their new USB charger connector (that probably also one of the reason why they make the USB connector smaller now 😛 )
However, if Apple really going to throw away their “home” button, the more interesting question here, will Samsung sue them because of copyright design of no “home” button?
Well, let’s see in the couple of months, what will “the new iPhone” look a like?
Also, last not least, will they named it “iPhone 5S” or “the new iPhone”? I think “the new iPhone” will be more suitable if they remove the “home” button design …
- iPhone 5S Rumors: Duel-LED Flash? (webpronews.com)
- Report pegs iPhone 5S intro on Sept. 10 – Computerworld (newestgadgetsinfo.com)
- iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner may be this year’s show-stopping feature (slashgear.com)