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November 1, 2017
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Apple rejects AstroPad update that turned the iPad’s front-facing camera into a button

Astro HQ has made a name for itself with its innovative drawing apps on iOS. Just this month, the company showcased a new feature for its AstroPad Studio app that essentially turned the front-face camera into a newfound button for iPad … Continue reading

October 14, 2017
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iOS 11 lets you turn off iPhone or iPad without the power button

Among the lesser known features included in Apple’s latest iOS 11 is a new software function that lets users turn off their device without touching a physical button, handy in the case of random hardware failures and other glitches. AppleInsider … Continue reading

September 3, 2017
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Apple’s ‘iPhone 8’ may allow triggering Siri by holding sleep/wake button

To get around the absence of a physical home button, the "iPhone 8" may let people trigger Siri by holding down the sleep/wake button when they’re not using "Hey Siri." AppleInsider – Frontpage News

August 16, 2017
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New iPhone 8 concept imagines ‘HomeBar’ for virtual Home button, dark mode, and more

A variety of concepts have taken on the task of imagining what Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8 will look like, both in terms of hardware changes and iOS changes. This afternoon, a new concept from John Calkins provides an optimistic look at … Continue reading

August 10, 2017
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Comments Off on Code suggests ‘iPhone 8’ virtual home button area resizable, can be hidden

Code suggests ‘iPhone 8’ virtual home button area resizable, can be hidden

A deep dive into recently released HomePod firmware reveals a few bits of information regarding the operation of Apple’s "iPhone 8" virtual home button, specifically in relation to app and user interactions. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

May 16, 2017
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Comments Off on Apple granted patents for bezel-free display and Touch ID button embedded in screen

Apple granted patents for bezel-free display and Touch ID button embedded in screen

Apple has today been granted patents for two headline features expected from the iPhone 8: an edge-to-edge display, and a Touch ID button embedded into the screen. The edge-to-edge display patent has the rather mundane heading ‘Reducing the border area of … Continue reading

October 16, 2016
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Apple Offers a Temporary Workaround if the Home Button Fails on an iPhone 7

With the introduction of the iPhone 7, Apple did away with the classic click-mechanism home button in favor of a “solid-state” pressure sensitive one that uses haptic feedback to mimic traditional button presses. The programming that controls the Taptic Engine-powered … Continue reading

September 17, 2016
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Comments Off on iPhone 7’s new Home button is rendered useless without skin contact, spelling trouble for winter

iPhone 7’s new Home button is rendered useless without skin contact, spelling trouble for winter

One of the changes with the iPhone 7 that has earned mixed reactions thus far is the new Home button. No longer is the iPhone’s Home button an actual moving button. Instead, a Taptic Engine beneath the display provides the … Continue reading

August 26, 2016
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Comments Off on Apple again said to remove Home button with iPhone coming in 2017

Apple again said to remove Home button with iPhone coming in 2017

Following a similar report from the WSJ earlier this summer, a new report from Bloomberg today briefly mentions that the iPhone introduced in 2017 will not feature the iconic Home button that has been present from the start. The Bloomberg piece … Continue reading

August 11, 2016
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iPhone 7 Display Photos Show Reversed Orientation, Usual Home Button Cutout

Mobile phone repair firm GeekBar continues to share photos of iPhone 7 components on its Weibo page, with the latest set showing off the display assembly for the device. One photo in particular is interesting because it includes the display … Continue reading

August 8, 2016
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Apple’s ‘iPhone 7’ again said to have pressure sensing haptic home button

The Touch ID home button on this year’s iPhone will not physically click, instead mimicking the sensation of a click with haptic feedback, just like Apple’s Force Touch trackpad found on newer MacBooks, a new report reaffirms. AppleInsider – Frontpage … Continue reading

July 27, 2016
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iPhone 7 again rumored to feature Force Touch Home button, come in new Space Black option

Earlier today, we shared a handful of videos that gave perhaps the best look yet at the upcoming iPhone 7. Now, a new report from Macotakara reiterates a few features that the iPhone 7 could very well feature, including a … Continue reading

June 16, 2016
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iOS Twitter app now has button to start live Periscope broadcast … kind of

Twitter has updated both iOS and Android apps with a Live button that starts a Periscope broadcast. It’s actually a bit of a cheat, though, as all the button does is open the Periscope app – or prompt you to … Continue reading

April 14, 2016
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Comments Off on Vine for iOS updated w/ new ‘Watch’ button for easily watching all of the videos on a channel

Vine for iOS updated w/ new ‘Watch’ button for easily watching all of the videos on a channel

Popular short-form video sharing service Vine has today announced a new feature that avid users of the service could appreciate. In a blog post, the Twitter-owned service announced that there is now a “Watch” button on all Vine channels that … Continue reading