The article published on Bloomberg about the FeliCa mobile payments making their way to iPhones in Japan in the future contained a lot of hints about the outlook of the future iPhone as a whole.
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These hints are about what to expect from Apple in 2017 in regards to its iPhone range. iPhone will celebrate its 10 years anniversary next year and to mark the momentous occasion people are expecting Apple to come up with some major changes in the iPhone which are all expected to be for the better.
One if these changes hints at a complete redesign of the front of the iPhone. It is rumored that the iPhone released in 2017 will ditch the home button and will instead have a complete touch screen system in store.
Bloomberg had the following to say on the matter “Apple is already at work on a major redesign of the iPhone for 2017 that focuses more heavily on the display by removing the Home button, according to a person familiar with the matte. …”.
The rumor about an all touch iPhone has been going out for quite a while and was often mentioned amidst the discussions on the upcoming iPhone 7, scheduled to release this fall. One other part of the redesign is the glass casing for the iPhone which has been under development and experimentation by Foxconn for more than a year.
Apple will surly have to figure out how to incorporate the TouchID sensor within the glass touch display. The 3D touch home key which we have been hearing about for quite a while has already been incorporated within the new iPhone 7.
This could be the first piece of the puzzle for the technology required to make Apple’s 2017 plans come true.