The IPhone 7's Impressive New Home Button Will Change Your Thumb's Life

Taking touch tech to the next level​

You'd be forgiven for feeling a teensy bit underwhelmed by the upcoming iPhone 7.

So far, all we know is that it'll look pretty much the same, bar a few smoother curves and the infuriating absence of a very useful headphone jack.

Chances are, you aren't pitched up outside your local phone store in anticipation.

Well ye of little faith, because it appears that Apple have another ace up their sleeve – and it's only slightly disappointing this time around.

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Bloomberg has word that the new iPhone's home button will use haptic feedback (vibrations) to let people know how hard they are pressing.

It's the same tech that's built in the Force Touch pad of the new MacBook. It means that using different levels of pressure will help you access various functions and tools (and not just the home screen, like now).

Will it come to be? We'll have to wait until September to find out.

What do you think?

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