New iPhone may lose the side buttons




can get rid of lateral physical buttons in the foreseeable future. The new patent application of the company describes that the next generation iPhone can receive touch sensitive faces on the case, allowing to shift all the functions of mechanical buttons to them.

Apple will not be the first if it introduces this technology. For example, the owners of HTC U11 and Google Pixel 2 already now can boast a similar way to manage the device. Both smartphones have touch sensitive side edges, which allows owners to perform a variety of actions.

As for the Apple patent – the document describes the volume control with the help of special gestures. So far, the application is only at the stage of consideration, so do not expect that this technology will find its application in the new iPhone. At least in the next few years.

Recall that in 2016, Apple refused the headphone jack , thereby causing a surge of negativity in its direction. If the company still decides to abandon the physical buttons, then this story can happen again. However, we must keep in mind that Apple, having finalized this technology, can make it really comfortable in daily use.


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