Apple’s iPhone 8 Will Apparently Use Gesture Controls
With every Apple product release comes rumours about what the new features are going to be and how the products are going to look.
And the latest leak to be circulating about the new iPhone 8 is that the home button, which has been featured on every iPhone ever made, will be replaced with gesture controls.
Apparently, pushing a button is a thing of the past, and users will now simply be required to swipe their hands over the phone to go to the multitasking page.
(Don't you think we're all going to look a bit weird waving our hands above our phones...)
Bloomberg is reporting that a thin, software bar will stretch over the bottom of the iphone screen instead of a button, which can be dragged to the top of the screen to open the iPhone and will register a person's gesture to enable multitasking.
Sensors will also be located with the camera at the top of the screen.
The design and look of many typical iPhone features seems to be changing also, with a larger screen, curved edges, and applications appearing as circular, swipeable cards instead of the usual 'stack' system.
Not sure about you, but this is sounding very 'Samsungy' to me...and sadly that is not meant as a compliment!
After all, if you're an iPhone user, there is a tendency to hate the way Samsung's look and work, and vice versa.
Luckily, Apple is expected to be unveiling two other new iPhone's along with the 8, which will be similar to those in the 7 range, just with faster processing.
I guess we'll just have to wait until the actual release of the latest iPhones to see how much these rumours live up to the real deal!