Is the Newest iPhone Losing Its Home Button?

Oops! Apple accidentally released the firmware for the upcoming iPhone 8, which has sent developers into a tizzy as they tease through the code searching for clues on what the next iteration of the famous Apple phone could entail. So far, they’ve announced some juicy finds.

According to an article by Thuy Ong on The Verge, new features could possibly include:

  • A bezel-less screen design
  • Some form of facial recognition
  • Attention detection
  • A tap to wake feature
  • A virtual home button (in place of a hardware home button)

These tantalizing new features are sure to get Apple fanatics excited as they wait for the phone to be officially released (reportedly in September, though some sources think it might drop later in the year).

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