Rumours of Apple ditching its physical home button in favour of a Force Touch component have been rife and now more evidence has arrived. Apple reportedly plans to use a solid state capacitive component in the iPhone 7.
The latest leak comes from Business Insider sources that claim the Touch ID home button will not be found in the iPhone 7. While these analyst sources are not what we'd call solid, this rumour has appeared several times.
A leaked photo, claiming to be of an iPhone 7, recently showed a mere ring on the phone's front where the home button currently sits. Hit and miss rumour mill DigiTimes also reported that Apple will ditch the button in favour of fingerprint Touch ID recognition built right into the entire front panel. This also refers to a single-chip solution, similar to the wording of this latest report.
Apple is also rumoured to get rid of the 3.5mm audio port on the iPhone 7. If Apple is making physical changes, a redesign would make sense. The end of Apple's iPhone home button could be soon.
Check out our feature on the iPhone 7 in the read link below to learn everything that can be expected so far.