Apple plans to abandon the only button on the front panel of their smartphones, however, this model will go on sale in 2017. This is informed MacRumors citing an informed source in the company.
Apple makes smartphones different from all other offerings on the market. And it’s not even iOS, which is not directly related to the devices. As a minimum, the company develops single-chip platforms for their mobile solutions. Last year, the Network appeared information that Apple intends to develop its own baseband chips, but while the Corporation uses Qualcomm chips. Instead, according to the latest data, the company will begin working on your touchscreen controllers TDDI (Touch and Display Driver Integration). They will contain integrated controller fingerprint scanner.
DigiTimes, which released this information, assumed the appearance of the first “basepackages” iPhone later this year or next. However, sources close to Apple has not confirmed this information. To radically revise the design of their smartphones in Cupertino expect only in 2017. According to rumors, Apple is already working in this direction.
It is noted that the fingerprint scanner of the future generations of the iPhone will indeed be built directly into the screen of the gadget. This will allow to get rid of the Home button, which now has a built-in scanner. Removing the mechanical key, Apple intends to reduce the size of a smartphone, thus increasing the usable area of the display. In fact, the display panel itself will be a big key. What might they say and the recent Apple patents.
However, in this case the company will have to change the algorithms of interaction with the operating system iOS. Besides the introduction of a convenient way to return to the home screen, Apple will need to come up with methods to call special functions to people with disabilities and Siri, which is also still tied to the home button of the iPhone.