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MattXDA

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The 'lock button' has been extended because it's used to open the new multitasking dock now, like on the Apple Watch. 3D Touch to multitask has been removed as it will be implemented on a per-app basis, such as switching tabs in Safari.
 

TheRealAlex

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The 'lock button' has been extended because it's used to open the new multitasking dock now, like on the Apple Watch. 3D Touch to multitask has been removed as it will be implemented on a per-app basis, such as switching tabs in Safari.
3D Touch has been Removed What !?
No Touch ID either.

So far just likely rumors but at this point Apple should have not released it.
 
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Relentless Power

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The 'lock button' has been extended because it's used to open the new multitasking dock now, like on the Apple Watch.
Interesting. I'm curious how this would actually work. But the extended button certainly indicates some feature built in more than what we know if the renders are accurate.
 

JPack

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The power button is longer to allow left handed users to better reach it.

These romantic theories about a multipurpose power button are silly. You don't mix non-critical with critical functions on a power button. This theory is as bunk as the guy here who suggested the longer power button could be a rocker switch.
 

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The power button is longer to allow left handed users to better reach it.

These romantic theories about a multipurpose power button are silly. You don't mix non-critical with critical functions on a power button. This theory is as bunk as the guy here who suggested the longer power button could be a rocker switch.
Yeah, Apple wouldn't make users move their fingers from the screen to a button on the side to open multitasking view. It will be implemented some other way.

The power button will be only for sleep/wake and perhaps TouchID.
 

Infiniverse48

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The power button is longer to allow left handed users to better reach it.

These romantic theories about a multipurpose power button are silly. You don't mix non-critical with critical functions on a power button. This theory is as bunk as the guy here who suggested the longer power button could be a rocker switch.
If you think that's the reason for the longer power button, you clearly need to think harder. Apple could simply move it down the phone, and incase you hadn't realized, Apple has stuck with its location for 2 years now (since you can't include the iPhone 6/Plus assuming you think they've now realized their mistake in placing it too high).

The longer power button may be simply a method to bring both 4.7" and 5.5" users immediate comfort with this device that they'll both be purchasing, due to the absence of a Plus sized OLED. 4.7" and 5.5" users are used to different placement of the power button relative to the length of the device, and therefore a plus user might be reaching too high when they get this device, or vice versa. This would have been found in Apple testing phases and chosen due to this.

However, you may want to look up how the Apple Watch does its power button, because you're seemingly unaware, evidenced by your non-thinking when responding to the OPs idea.

The Apple Watch uses the side button as not only the power button, but also the multitasking/dock. Now, I don't believe the iPhone will use the elongated button for multitasking, but it's plausible it has completely new functionality.
 

JPack

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However, you may want to look up how the Apple Watch does its power button, because you're seemingly unaware, evidenced by your non-thinking when responding to the OPs idea.

The Apple Watch uses the side button as not only the power button, but also the multitasking/dock. Now, I don't believe the iPhone will use the elongated button for multitasking, but it's plausible it has completely new functionality.
Apple Watch = "Side Button"
iPhone = "Sleep/Wake Button"

There's a reason why Apple uses different terms for the buttons on these two products. The Watch has a software button and the iPhone has a dedicated power button. Take time to understand these fundamental design concepts first and why the Watch needs a software button and iPhone doesn't. Then perhaps we'll be on the same level for an informed discussion.

As to your confusion why Apple hasn't moved the power button on the iPhone 6 or iPhone 7, it doesn't seem like you understand the OLED iPhone has a new aspect ratio and form factor. These differences impact the handling of the phone. This in turn affects button placement.
 

Infiniverse48

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Apple Watch = "Side Button"
iPhone = "Sleep/Wake Button"

There's a reason why Apple uses different terms for the buttons on these two products. The Watch has a software button and the iPhone has a dedicated power button. Take time to understand these fundamental design concepts first and why the Watch needs a software button and iPhone doesn't. Then perhaps we'll be on the same level for an informed discussion.

As to your confusion why Apple hasn't moved the power button on the iPhone 6 or iPhone 7, it doesn't seem like you understand the OLED iPhone has a new aspect ratio and form factor. These differences impact the handling of the phone. This in turn affects button placement.
Lmao. A hardware button is a hardware button. A software button = virtual on screen. It's actually really sad you don't understand that.

No. It seems as though you have no concept of what the iPhone 8 will actually look like, and as I said, they'd simply move the shorter button down. It's not that hard to understand, but you're failing hard.
 

JPack

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Lmao. A hardware button is a hardware button. A software button = virtual on screen. It's actually really sad you don't understand that.

No. It seems as though you have no concept of what the iPhone 8 will actually look like, and as I said, they'd simply move the shorter button down. It's not that hard to understand, but you're failing hard.
What's even more sad is you denying reality.

To you, everything is the same. No wonder you don't know the difference between a "software button" and "virtual button."
 

Givmeabrek

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He, he. Maybe call it iPhone 8 X Edition Pro to cover all bases. Looks good to me. :)
 
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The 'lock button' has been extended because it's used to open the new multitasking dock now, like on the Apple Watch. 3D Touch to multitask has been removed as it will be implemented on a per-app basis, such as switching tabs in Safari.
Prove it with the link that has authority
 

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They should call it "iPhone XXX GloryHole Edition" and priced at $999.

The higher end model will include iCondoms to monitor your @@@ and connect to the health app... just for $1100
 

MattXDA

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Yeah, Apple wouldn't make users move their fingers from the screen to a button on the side to open multitasking view. It will be implemented some other way.

The power button will be only for sleep/wake and perhaps TouchID.
Fail
 

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