Ok so here I go, I want to know if anyone else agrees..I think In the future they are willing to eliminate of all ports and buttons on iPhone and iPad. If they are removing the home button on the iPhone 8, then remove the silent/mute switch, does anybody else not use it as much anymore? Implement it in software. I think they will eventually in a few years eliminate the charging port, because of wireless charging and everybody will have wireless headphones by then. Incredibly, in theory, if they are investing to bring the Digital Crown to the iPhones and iPads, they will remove the volume buttons and lock button, implement it in sideways somehow so we can use it for volume and push in to lock the screen. Apple is usually great at hardware and quality so its not going to be cheap looking. Ultimately, they will have no buttons or ports besides the crown and it'll be VERY WATERPROOF, and they can get it slimmer, add more battery and improve the devices all around.