Is Apple Working On Virtual Home Button?

Apple is always in news whether they are rumors or new patent acquisitions. The recent leaks for the Apple’s next generation are already out. This time rumors state that the company is working on with the long extremely waited ‘virtual home button’.

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Apple along with this have been rumored to bring flash and a 240fps support for its front facing camera. This is now said to have started working on a touch along with a display driver integration (TDDI) single-chip solution. This is expected to come along with a new ‘whole plane design’ which will eliminate the home button. This is being expected to point at a virtual home button, integrated on the display.

According to reports by Taiwan’s Digitimes, this single-chip solution is currently expected to feature integrated fingerprint sensors. The report further states that the integrated design will be fitting into the future iPhone model’s ‘ultra-thin and ultra-narrow displays’. Currently, there are no details where such a design would be a part of the iPhone lineup.

The new report fits in with the KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s forecast in April. The forecast stated that the next-generation iPhone will be featuring Force Touch Technology which will work differently if compared to the Apple Watch, MacBook and the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro.

The prediction also stated that this force touch technology on the iPhone 6S will detect the number of user’s finger comes in contact with the phone’s display. The device is expected to not only detect when the user ‘actually’ touches the screen but will also differentiate it from the light tap. Along with this, it also claimed that the upcoming iPhones will feature the dedicated sensor, to measure the touch pressure, which will be placed under the back light. Apple is also rumored to work on a  4-inch iPhone.