iPhone 7 to ditch the headphone jack, includes pressure sensitive home button

With the launch of the iPhone 7 just around the corner, leaks and speculations have been pouring in. The latest rumour afoot is that Apple is planning to put a pressure-sensitive home button into their new smartphone.

Apple is planning an updated home button for the new models. Current home buttons are switches that physically press into the phone, but the new models will have a pressure-sensitive button that employs so-called haptic feedback, according to the people. This mechanism is similar to that of the trackpads on the latest MacBook line. 9to5Mac reported on the home button design earlier.

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Another rumoured feature that seems to be confirmed is the presence of a dual rear camera, with someone who tested the device quoted as saying pictures were brighter and more detailed. Both cameras capture light and color differently, and then the two images are merged into one photo. However, the smaller version of the incoming iPhone 7 is expected to not feature the dual camera setup.

A third bit of news is something we’ve already heard before, that Apple is well and truly ditching the headphone jack. The smartphones will, however, look very similar to the iPhone 6 and 6S, even keeping the old 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display sizes.

The new models will run iOS 10, the new version of Apple’s mobile operating system coming this fall. The updated software offers interactive widgets to quickly glance at calendar appointments and favorite contacts, new messaging features, a new application for controlling smart home appliances, and a redesigned Apple Music. The new software will also run on current and some past iPhone models.

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