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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

July 11, 2016
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Download iOS 10’s HomeKit Home app wallpapers for iPhone and iPad

We’ve already shared the new default wallpapers currently in iOS 10 and macOS Sierra, but there are also two additional new wallpapers that ship with iOS 10. Apple’s new HomeKit app called Home includes two house-themed images that you can set as … Continue reading

June 15, 2016
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Inside iOS 10: 3D Touch-enabled home screen widgets sidestep opening apps

When 3D Touch launched alongside iOS 9 and the iPhone 6s, part of the promise was quick shortcuts to some of the most used functions in apps. With iOS 10, people may sometimes be able to skip opening apps entirely. … Continue reading

June 15, 2016
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Apple’s iOS 10 makes iPad a ‘Home Hub,’ expands HomeKit appliance support

Apple is getting serious about HomeKit. Two years after introducing the automated home platform on iOS 8, the company this week announced new support for a host of connected appliances, as well as a forthcoming iOS 10 setting that turns … Continue reading

January 21, 2016
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California bill over encryption backdoors could prevent Apple from selling iPhones on its home turf

California is now presenting a new bill that, if passed into law, would stop Apple from selling iPhones on its home turf, via ZDNet. The bill requires smartphone manufacturers to sell devices that have backdoors to allow them to be decrypted. … Continue reading

August 3, 2015
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Elgato’s ‘Eve’ Smart Home Accessories Are Useful, But Hampered by Buggy HomeKit Platform

Elgato, with its Eve line of smart home products is one of the first companies to come out with home accessories that integrate with Apple’s HomeKit home automation platform, and it’s the very first company to produce a Bluetooth-enabled HomeKit … Continue reading

July 7, 2015
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Eddy Cue: Apple ‘working’ to bring back music Home Sharing with iOS 9

Last week, we noted that Apple’s latest iOS 8.4 release with Apple Music removes support for the long-existing Music Home Sharing feature. This function allows an iOS device user to stream music from a computer running iTunes on their own WiFi … 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