Independent developer Steve Trouton Smith (Steve Troughton-Smith) found in the firmware column HomePod description of the principle of virtual Home button. About this he wrote on his page on Twitter.
According to him, the button will change its size depending on the running application, and when viewing movies, it will disappear from the screen. On the left and right sides will be placed function keys. Troton-Smith also talked about the fact that the user and the developers will not be able to change the color of the virtual button.
One of the first on the emergence of virtual Home button iPhone 8 said analyst at KGI Securities Min-Chi in the beginning of this year. According to him, the display will be divided into two parts, one of which will be the Home button and other keys. However, confirmation of this information appeared only now.
iPhone 8 will be announced at the annual presentation of Apple in the fall of 2017. According to rumors, he'll get edge-to-edge display, the top of which is a slot under the earpiece, sensors and camera. It is also believed that the device will lose the fingerprint scanner and instead the smartphone will get a face scanner.