August 30th 2017
By Mike Flaminio
Bloomberg has a summary of expected changes on the new iPhone controls. What's expected to be the new flagship model will have a number of new features and changes. Biggest is the removal of the decade-old home button.
The new model's overall size will be similar to that of the iPhone 7, but it will include an OLED screen that is slightly larger than the one on the iPhone 7 Plus (5.5-inches), people familiar with the product have told Bloomberg News. The phone will have symmetrical, slim bezels around the entirety of the screen, meaning the area below the screen that used to house the home button and the area above the screen for the earpiece have been removed. The earpiece, facial recognition sensor, and selfie camera are instead present in a cutout, or "notch," at the top of the screen, the images show.
New sensors and cameras are thought to offer a range of new interfaces for augmented reality and facial recognition, in addition to the home button.