Rumor has it that a future iPhone (?) may lack physical buttons. A recent US patent application spotted by Apple Insider suggests that the company is studying “capacitive sensing input devices”. Apparently, these input devices, aka buttons, will be “invisible backlit holes” that appear when touched and disappear when not in use.
This approach looks quite slick and will undoubtedly add a bit of elegance if applied to any device. The big question is whether a feature like this will find a place in the next iteration of the iPhone, or whether we have to wait until 2022 or beyond to see Apple integrate it. This isn’t an entirely wild concept and fits with other possible changes Apple could make to.
For example, we talk about. Instead of a physical reader, the new scanner will live below the surface of the phone’s screen. It’s a tactic that certainly fits a buttonless, if Apple chooses to go this route.
Apple alreadyin 2016, and rumors suggest the Lightning port might get the ax as well. If the and opts for wireless charging, it would become Apple’s very first . Why not add the buttonless to the mix?
Of course, this patent application could be associated with a completely different product from the iPhone. After all, much of what we think we know about Apple’s expected handset is pure guesswork.. However, one thing is clear: all of these mysteries will be dispelled at Apple’s upcoming iPhone launch event, .