Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in style. Rumor has it is that it is pursuing a new patent which will involve the replacement of iPhone’s current physical Home Button. The patent was first filed in 2014, which means that the Cupertino giant has by all means been perfecting it.
Notably, there has been an immense transformation of Apple’s iPhone Home Button in the recent years. Having been launched in 2007, the handset has had to accommodate various features. The Home Button was used as a way of getting back to the home screen in iOS. However, Touch ID, a fingerprint sensor was unveiled. Its role was to unlock the device.
Apple’s intention is to put themselves back on the map with the iPhone 8
The speculation of the removal of the Home Button indicates that Apple launching an iPhone 8. The company has a trend of launching its products in September. Hence, the new device is expected to be launched in September of this year.
Last year the company launched iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, which apparently were not well received. They had numerous technological issues, a situation that raised concerns about Apple’s competition ability. Remember Samsung Electronics Co Ltd(KRX:005930), which now holds almost twice as much as Apple is aggressively pursuing the global market share and will not stop at anything.
But here is what is in the limelight about the upcoming iPhone 8
Whether or not Apple will live up to its promise, the upcoming device is expected to be a little enhanced from its predecessor. For example, word on the street has it that it will sport major design changes the likes of a slightly curved display. This is one of the many reasons as to why the physical home button must go.
The device is also likely to come furnished for wireless charging just like most Samsung devices. However, it is not clear whether or not it will feature GPU and also nothing much is known about its RAM capacity. Internal storage is also up in the air.
As for the pricing, a report from FastCompany says that iPhone 8 will be trading for over $1,000. Meanwhile, Apple’s stock closed at $135.02 witnessing an increase of $1.73 or 1.30%.