Apple has been granted a patent for an “interactive display panel with IR diodes.” This is a method that would allow users to activate a device through a virtual home button inside the touchscreen. The technology may replace the home button traditionally located in the space below the iPhone’s screen. As Apple hits the 10th anniversary of the original iPhone, rumors are still circulating about major hardware changes expected on the next-generation phone. The removal of a physical home button is one of the alleged changes.
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