iPhone 8 Exclusive

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  1. MattXDA macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  2. TheRealAlex macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  3. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    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.
     
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Add remove PayPal to the list as unless the phone is bullet proof on ID, the banks will bail on Apple's PayPal!:(
     
  5. JPack macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  6. ssrij Suspended

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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.
     
  7. Infiniverse48 macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  8. EM2013 macrumors 65816

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    I guess he is the source. We're just making stuff up as we go apparently :confused:
     
  9. JPack macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  10. Infiniverse48 macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  11. Carlos22Dayday macrumors 6502

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    He's Steve Jobs cousin and Steve told him this.
     
  12. JPack macrumors 6502a

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    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."
     
  13. Dave245 macrumors 601

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    if this is real (i have doubts) then it looks like leaks are starting (i don't see Apple calling it that tho)
     

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    Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    He, he. Maybe call it iPhone 8 X Edition Pro to cover all bases. Looks good to me. :)
     
  15. chrfr macrumors 603

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    The typography is completely wrong.
     
  16. nviz22 macrumors 68040

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    Box looks fake.
     
  17. ssrij Suspended

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    The photo on the box looks like something Apple may put on the box, but the typography looks wrong.
     
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    Prove it with the link that has authority
     
  19. NBAasDOGG macrumors regular

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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
     
  20. MattXDA thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Fail
     

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