iPhone 7 may see Force Touch replace the Home button

iPhone 7 may see Force Touch replace the Home button

Replacing the Home button on an iPhone 6S Plus

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Along with the dumping of the headphone jack, Apple could also be preparing to replace the iPhone’s physical Home button with a touch-sensitive “Force Touch home button.”

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The claim was made by analysts at financial services firm Cowen and Company and reported by Business Insider.

The analysts cite “field checks” to support the firm’s claims.

Cowen and Company also expect the headphone jack to be dropped and for the new iPhone to be waterproof.

All this fits in with other claims that Apple has been examining ways of getting rid of the…

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