“Yesterday we reported on an anonymous tip we received claiming the iPhone 7 will feature a Home button that uses haptic feedback to simulate a click,” Chance Miller reports for 9to5Mac. “The source claimed that it would use the same approach as Force Touch. Now, analysts from Cowen and Company are corborrating that report.”

“The analysts report that the iPhone 7 will feature a ”Force Touch Home button’ that sits flush with the rest of the phone,” Miller reports. “In addition to offering a more clean design, a Home button that doesn’t actually move will mean that there’s one less physical part that could fail.”

Leaked iPhone 7 photo shows new flush, touch-sensitive Home/Touch ID button

Leaked iPhone 7 photo shows new flush, touch-sensitive Home/Touch ID button

 
Miller reports, “The Home button has always been a point of pain for iPhone users and Apple Geniuses alike, and this could be Apple’s way of looking to reduce Genius Bar visits.”

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MacDailyNews Take: It’s amazing the mechanical Home Button lasted this long.

Apple ditched the iPod’s mechanical scroll wheel after the first generation.

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