Home bar is the Home button
The new iPhone, which Apple intends to present in September will have the usual Home button. On it informs edition Bloomberg, citing anonymous sources, the information does not contradict the previous leaks. The disappearance of the button associated with the need to maximize the area of the screen — apparently, it will be virtually frameless.
The function of the Home button will take on the so-called Home-bar — thin sensor strip that the user can move around the space of the display, says Bloomberg. For example, to unlock the device, Home bar will need to drag the center of the screen. In the app, the same action will open the multitasking menu. With the help of bar the user can go to another app or back to desktop. Home bar will resemble striped Dock with quick access keys, which is present in OS X and recently appeared in 11 iOS for iPad.
Life without a Home
If the information is confirmed, it will be the most radical change in the design of the iPhone since the release of the first model in 2007, the newspaper writes TechCrunch. Home button is present in every iPhone released since then. With its help, users are able to unlock the device or go back to the app list. In the latest models of the Home use to identify the device owner’s fingerprint and for conversation with the voice assistant Siri, during which you need to hold the button.
Home bar new iPhone will be similar to the Dock in OS X and in iOS for iPad 11