Carrier Does "Touch ID" mean the home button is here to stay?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by zipster, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. zipster macrumors 6502

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    Now that we've seen that Apple has integrated their fingerprint scanner into the home button, does this mean the button is here to stay? For years, there have been discussions calling for Apple to abandon the physical home button... but now that there are rumors of Touch ID making its way onto the iPad, we might see the home button stay for good. Also, the home button and it's size, will it mean the bezels stay unchanged, as well? Compared to flagship android's, the iPhone has some ridiculously large bezels.
     
  2. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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    I've wondered about this briefly, too. Yes, it does seem that the home button will remain, but not necessarily as a physical button. They could do a slick, fully capacitive button for the 6. The size, unfortunately, will have to remain, as I can't see another way for them to collect or scan fingerprints without having a large surface. So that means the bottom bezel will likely stay larger.
     
  3. fs454 macrumors 65816

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    I think as soon as they figure out how to integrate it into the screen layer it'll be there.
     
  4. bjcskier macrumors member

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    In theory they could do touch ID on a screen or something...Doesn't necessarily need to be in the home button.

    I think that would be better...
     

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