“According to a new report from Macotakara — a site with an impressive track record regarding Apple rumors — the home button on Apple’s next-gen iPhone will sit flush with the screen and will not move when pressed,” Heisler reports. “Instead, Apple is planning to incorporate a series of sensors underneath the home button that will trigger a slight vibration when pressed. This, in turn, will provide users with the illusion that the iPhone 7 home button is a mechanical button.”
“The report further adds that the sensors underneath the iPhone 7 home button will be pressure sensitive, thereby paving the way for Apple to incorporate 3D Touch functionality on the screen as well as via the home button itself,” Heisler reports. “Notably, Apple has already implemented this type of technology on its MacBook line via a feature it calls Force Touch.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Of course, everyone with an Apple Watch already understands the value of Force Touch.
One your Mac, the Force Touch trackpad lets you Force click. This allows you to take advantage of added functionality in many apps and system features on your Mac. Imagine that functionality within iPhone’s and iPad’s Home button!
See everything you can do with Force click on a Mac here.