iPhones being one of the most advanced and popular devices on the market anticipations are very likely to rake the brain of device enthusiasts. Though there are some rumors that are groundless in consideration to the state the state of technology, but there are others that are supported by the latest range of patents filed by the company.
#1. iPhone 7 will scrap the home buttonThis rumor about scrapping the home button altogether is on round for quite some time and at least last two releases invoked an expectation around it. But this time this may actually happen as latest technology developed by Apple is strongly supporting such a speculation.
The home button unlike all other buttons, can take you back to the home screen with just a single press. Unlike other buttons it does not need any context for the action. Until iPhone 6s came Apple could not scrap the home button just by offering the same action through the touch screen. Now with the 3D Touch technology in place the device can offer a much larger screen and consequently can do away with the home button all together. In iPhone 7 instead of offering a physical home button, an on-screen area can serve as the home button.
#2. iPhone 7 will be waterproofA recent patent filed by Apple indicates that the company has already come up with its own type of mobile waterproof technology. According to this newly filed patent, it is a system that can expel water with electric charges and consequently can keep your iPhone’s inner area dry. In a way this is also a breakthrough technology that uses an active technology for offering protection to a device from water. Until now manufacturers mostly used rubber seals and similar passive waterproof technology to protect devices.
According to the patent information, the system is likely to function by detecting water presence and then by expelling water from the surface area of the device through an electric charge. The technology is actually made to wipe away the water from the chamber to protect the inside area of the device from any damage.