The new iPhone may lose the side buttons

Apple may get rid of the side physical buttons for the foreseeable future. New patent application the company describes that the next generation of iPhones can get a pressure-sensitive faces on the housing, allowing to shift all functions of the mechanical buttons on them.

Apple won’t be the first if you implement this technology. For example, owners of HTC U11 and Google Pixel 2 can now boast of a similar control device. Both smartphones have touch sensitive sides, allowing owners to perform a variety of actions.

As for the Apple patent – the document describes how to manage volume with the help of special gestures. So far, the application is only under consideration, so do not expect that this technology will find its application in the new iPhone. At least in the next few years.

Recall that in 2016 Apple refused the headphone Jack, thereby causing a surge of negativity in the party. If the company decide to abandon the physical buttons, then this story could be repeated. However, we must keep in mind that Apple is using this technology can make it really convenient in daily use.

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