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RIP HOME BUTTON – iPhone X


Before the iPhone, phones looked like this. Introduction to the iPhone now phones look
like this. The iPhone has always been about touch interfaces,
from the keyboard to the user-interface, to even operating the hardware but it relied
solely on touch, at least until recently… The iPhone has had a few key buttons, the
sleep/wake, volume up/down, and the Home Button. The Home button has been our way for the last
decade to return to the home screen from any app with a single press. With a long press, it’s been the way to
get Siri’s attention. With a double press, I’m presented with
all my most recent apps. With a triple press, I’m able to easily
turn on VoiceOver, Zoom, Magnify, along with other Accessibility features. And with a rest of my finger, I’m able to
unlock my phone, use Apple Pay, and download apps with Touch ID. As you know the Home Button plays many roles
when it comes to the functionality of our phones. You see, Steve Jobs has never been a fan of
buttons, from the first Mac having no arrow keys to the iPod shuffle having no buttons
at one point. It was actually a selling point for the iPhone
to have as few buttons as possible. Apple is continuing this tradition with the
release of the iPhone X and the removal of the Home Button. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus foreshadowed this
design change a year ago when the clicking Home Button was actually ditched in favor
for a capacitive touch surface with haptic feedback. But what does this mean for functionality? Over the years Apple has included new ways
to interact with the functions of our phones. For instances, I just raise my iPhone to wake
it up. I can tell Siri to adjust my volume. Speaking of Siri, “Hey Siri!”. In iOS 11 on the iPad you can access other
apps through split screen, the dock, and Control Center. Speaking of Control Center, in iOS 11 I can
easily tap my accessibility shortcuts and find individual functions in the new customizable
Control Center. But what about Touch ID? With the iPhone X, Apple has ditched the fingerprint
sensor in favor for Face ID, a facial recognition system that is able to uniquely identify you. This acts a new method for unlocking your
phone, Apple Pay, and downloading apps. That’s great and all, but how would we return
from an app back to the home screen? The iPhone X is all screen from the ears to
the chin. Similar to iPad’s dock in iOS 11, the iPhone
X will have one as well, pull up and easily access the new Home Button, a virtual home
button. Although the physical home button is long
gone, the functionality is all still there. What does this mean for the remaining buttons? What about other devices? We’ll have to wait and see but I bet you,
expect less physical buttons. R.I.P Home Button. Rest in peace. Thanks so much for checking out the video. Let me know if you’re going to be buying the
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