AssistiveTouch - fingerprints?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Gluben, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. Gluben macrumors member

    Jul 29, 2008
    With the rumours of the fingerprint scanner underneath the Home button, it got me thinking:

    Could Apple just use the AssistiveTouch feature as a capacitive Home button and do away with the physical one completely? Then you would be able to have the scanner under the screen itself.

    You could then potentially have a larger screen within the current iPhone 5 hardware and have an extra row at the bottom to incorporate, for example, Home, Multitasking, Siri and Security (for fingerprints), which would stay visible unless playing a video.

    Thoughts? I'll see if I can do a mockup of whst I mean.
  2. yliu macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2009
    I think there is a physical button in case an app freezes and the screen does not react.

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