The iPhone 13 could be completely without a button. What Apple might do instead


The next iPhone may not have physical buttons.

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Rumor has it that the future iPhone (iPhone 13?) Physical buttons may be missing. newly US Patent Application I noticed before Apple Insider It is suggested that the company investigate “capacitive whisper input devices”. These input devices, called buttons, appear to be “invisible backlit holes” that appear when touched and disappear when not in use.

This method looks very smooth and will undoubtedly add a bit of elegance if applied to any device. The big question is whether this feature will find its way into the next iteration of the iPhone, or whether we have to wait until 2022 onwards to see Apple integrate it. This isn’t a completely wild concept and it integrates with other potential changes Apple might make to it Future iPhones.

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The iPhone 13 might have a fingerprint ready behind its screen like the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G.

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For example there is talk about iPhone 13 Restores Fingerprint Scanner. Instead of a physical reader, the new scanner will live under the phone’s screen. This is a tactic that definitely fits without a button, Simple design aesthetics Will Apple choose to go this route?

Apple already Kill the headphone jack in iPhone 7 In 2016, rumors suggested that Lightning Port might get the ax as well. if it was iPhone 13 connects its own lightning port And by doing everything on wireless charging, it will become Apple’s first أول Completely portless phone. Why not add without a button to the mixture?

Of course this patent application could be related to a completely different product than the iPhone. After all, much of what we think we know about the expected Apple device is purely hypothetical. Even the product name is uncertain. However, one thing is clear: all these mysteries will be revealed at Apple’s upcoming iPhone launch event, May happen in September.


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