After a myriad of leaks and rumors, we are now fairly certain that the new iPhone lineup will be available in the middle of September. This shortness in time also tends to give the rest of the Apple rumor collection a certain air of plausibility as well. However, that logic seems to be failing quickly, with head-turning latecomers to the show, like the recent iPhone 6SE naming rumor or the shots of a trio of devices, instead of a duo.
Continuing the same trend of alleged surprises, a new rumor suggests the next iPhone will have a 3D touch home button. The idea is that it will work similar to recent MacBook touchpads. This means being able to distinguish between different levels of force and also providing a vibration or “haptic” feedback to the user, instead of actually pushing in a key.
It definitely sounds plausible, but there is a lot to be said about usability and reception, as the round, physical home button has become somewhat of a constant presence in the iPhone family.
In another rather intriguing development, the same source also hints at the possibility of a Black iPhone option this year. This, of course would be a welcome sight for many, especially those who remember the elegance of the Black iPhone 5s.