How is Apple going to replace the Home button in the new iPhone?
Despite the fact that the new iPhone is likely to lose the physical Home key, users will have much more opportunities to interact with the smartphone. This announcement was made by the famous developer Stephen Troton-Smith, who managed to find out what Apple will replace one of the key elements of iOS-devices, whose functionality has not changed for a whole decade.
Apparently, the developer says, referring to the firmware code of HomePod, in place of the disappeared Home key there will be a special sensory zone, which everyone can adjust at his own discretion. For example, it can be hidden during the execution of some tasks or called back, when there is such a need. Estimate the approximate location and dimensions of the panel described in the layout below.
The red area at the bottom is the same touch zone that is mentioned in the audioOS code. It is expected that in the future Apple may even release a set of tools for developers, which will allow those to refine the control panel in accordance with their vision and use it as part of the interface in applications or games. Nevertheless, stressed Trotson-Smith, this and all other leaks should be considered only as information for reflection.