iPhone 7 might feature a digital home button

Less than half a year is left in the release of the iPhone 7, however rumors and leaks regarding the smartphone have started to pour in one on another. Today a new report came in which further supports some previous claims. Apparently the upcoming flagship has successfully passed the third round of its testing for water and dust proofing. Note that this report came from a Taiwanese source in Apple’s supply chain. In addition to the water and dust proofing, the iPhone 7 will allegedly sport a touch-sensitive capacitive home button. This means that you won’t need to press the home button, rather just touch it. That’s not all folks, the new touch-sensitive capacitive home button might also be 3D Touch-enabled, making it pressure-sensitive.


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Earlier this year, a reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo announced that the upcoming Apple iPhone 7 Plus will be offered in different variants. There will be a special edition of the 7 Plus (which might be called iPhone 7 Pro) that will, allegedly, feature a dual camera system on its back. These lens are to be manufactured by Sony and are expected to be of 12 megapixels each. One of the lens will host a larger aperture than the other and will be accompanied by OIS. The other lens will be equipped by 2-3x optical zoom. Almost a year ago, Apple was given a patent for the exact photographic setup mentioned above.

The iPhone 7 is rumored to have ‘ no headphone jack ‘, Apple is expected to remove the 3.5mm standard headphone jack from its upcoming smartphone to achieve the amazing thickness of 6.1mm (similar to the iPod touch). Of course the company will come up with another alternative to the 3.5mm jack, hopefully the wired headphones will connect to the iPhone 7 using its Lightning port and Bluetooth headphones will connect wirelessly. Apple is rumored to be working on Lightning-equipped EarPods too while a second stereo speaker could be introduced instead of the headphone jack.

Stay tuned for the latest news.

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