Saturday , 3 December 2016

Is this the iPhone 7? Dramatic redesign ‘to feature bigger screen and DITCH the iconic home button’

Apple’s iPhone 6s has been a big hit for the technology giant – but it didn’t alter much when it came to design .That could be about to change as rumours suggest next year’s model may drop the iconic home button on the front of the gadget. Designers around the world are speculating on what Apple has planned for the iPhone 7 and one artist, Marek Weidlich, has created an intriguing concept. Weidlich has turned the entire front of the futuristic smartphone into a screen – leaving no home button or any visible bezel.

“I focused on simple design language which is very important for Apple,”

Weidlich said.

“I designed a curved display without a bezel, and equipped with a software home button.”

 

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Apple’s home button has been included on every single iPhone since the first one appeared in 2007.

Many users have become accustomed to hitting it at any point to return to the homescreen. The lack of a physical home button is something commonly found on smartphones running Google’s Android software – the iPhone’s biggest rival. On Android phones, soft-touch software keys are displayed as part of the operating system, letting the user go home from any menu or app.

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This iPhone 7 would be great for gaming

And while Weidlich’s concept not only looks cool, having the entire front of the phone as the screen would make for even better gaming and video-watching.

“The back rounded body is designed in an aluminium material supplemented with a plastic strip for better holding,”

he said.

We dread to think what’d happen if it got scratched though.

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