Will Apple Remove Home Button From Next-Gen iPhone Models?
While the home button has been a constant in iPhones, Apple is reportedly developing new tech that could lead to a number of changes in the iPhone design.
Crediting sources in Taiwan’s IC design industry, Digitimes has reported that Apple is internally developing touch and display driver integration (TDDI) single-chip solutions for its iPhones.
“The TDDI single-chip solutions will also come with integrated fingerprint sensors, said the sources,” the report states. “The integrated design would fit into future iPhone designs – models with ultra-thin and ultra-narrow displays, and with a whole plane design eliminating the home button.”
The report doesn’t put any time frame on as to when this tech could make an appearance, and it could well be a few years yet before Apple does away with the iPhone home button.
The report further notes that Apple has already in-house developed CPUs for its products, with Digitimes’ sources indicating the likely expansion of its in-house design business will have a significant impact on the global semiconductor industry landscape.