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May 16, 2017
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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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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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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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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

October 9, 2015
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How to use the new back button in iOS 9

One of the most notable — albeit least trumpeted — user-facing enhancements in iOS 9 is the new back button, which lets you quickly return to where you were when following links between apps. Confused how it works? Here’s a … Continue reading

July 6, 2015
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Purported Schematic Suggests ‘iPhone 6s’ Could Be Slightly Thicker, Retain Home Button

A purported schematic for the so-called “iPhone 6s” obtained by Engadget Japan (via BGR) reveals that the next-generation smartphone could have a thickness of 7.1mm, a slight increase over the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which measure 6.9mm and … Continue reading

June 22, 2015
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Report: Apple already working on putting a virtual Home button into the iPhone screen

Concept image: Martin Hajek for Computer Bild The idea of replacing the iPhone’s physical Home button with a pure touch one embedded in the display has been around for quite a while now, but a report from the variably reliable DigiTimes claims … Continue reading