AssistiveTouch - fingerprints?

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

  1. Gluben macrumors member

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    Jul 29, 2008
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    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

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    Jun 15, 2009
    #2
    I think there is a physical button in case an app freezes and the screen does not react.
     

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