IPhone 8 and iPhone 7s WILL Launch on September 12

Apple might remove the iconic physical home button of the device and replace it with a virtual button.

A non-functioning model of the redesigned iPhone including YouTube/MKBHDApple is now preparing for a launch event reported to take place next month where it will reveal the latest iPhones.

Apple has already tested the complete removal of the home button on the iPhone 8, including a virtual version of it, according to Bloomberg which cited people familiar with Apple's plans. Users will be able to drag it up to the middle of the screen to unlock the phone.

Multiple rumours suggest that the Home button will be missing from the new iPhone - and sources speaking to Bloomberg suggest users will get a "software bar" instead.

Rather than having a home button, users can perform the same actions through using gesture controls on screen that will include a set of icons. Pinnacle Bank bought a new position in Apple during the first quarter worth approximately $1,924,000.

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Alongside this, the home screen's dock is expected to use the same design previewed on the iPad in iOS 11 at the company's Worldwide Developers' Conference in June.

The iPhone 8 will feature 3D recognition sensors capable of generating a "FaceID".

The facial recognition feature will also rely on infrared tech to scan faces in the dark, flawless for tweeting in bed. The power button on the right side is physically longer to make it easier to press. Double click it and you get multitasking where different apps screens can be swiped through like a carousel. As noted, Apple inspires so many small and big companies around the world that copies the design, look and feel and even the user interface of Apple devices. The current time, which now resides in the center of the status bar, has been relocated to the left side, and wireless connection status (Wi-Fi, cellular) moves to the right. Whether or not Apple will choose to hide the notch by making the status bar black has been the subject of some speculation, but Gurman reports the company will embrace it, with leaked images "showing a definitive cutout at the top of apps with non-black backgrounds".

A metal band (a la the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S) with antennas reportedly runs around the edge of the iPhone 8, and the phone's bezels will be uniform around the entire screen.

It will also come with a faster processor and a clearer, brighter screen, according to the report. The handset's frame is said to be made from stainless steel, while the back will be glass just like the front.

  • Delia Davidson