The iPhone 8 reportedly swaps the home button for gesture controls

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They hold it down to talk to Siri. Users will be able to swipe the software bar up onto the screen and navigate between apps using their fingers.

Last year, Apple risked the wrath of millions of iPhone users by ditching the headphone button - but this year it's got the Home button in its sights.

IBD'S TAKE: Apple stock has an IBD Composite Rating of 95, meaning it has outperformed 95% of stocks in key metrics over the past 12 months. Cleveland Research upgraded shares of Apple from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $197.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday. With Apple expected to eliminate the concept of a home button entirely and effectively turn its flagship iPhone into one big screen, numerous classic iPhone user interactions will have to change along with it.

The oft-accurate Mark Gurman of Bloomberg saw images of the upcoming high-end iPhone and spoke with the standard "people familiar with the gadget".

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That expectation is reinforced by the fact that Broadcom has said that it will enjoy a significant (and atypical on a year-over-year basis) increase in the amount of dollar content that it'll supply in this year's new iPhone models. Apple often tests different designs and these details may differ from what the company ultimately releases.

About Making Comments on our Site: Patently Apple reserves the right to post, dismiss or edit any comments. To open the phone, users only need to drag this to the middle of the screen. The App Switcher has been redesigned, too, and it'll look like a grid of active windows instead of stacked cards, like it is now (similar to what Android did in Nougat). Users can change apps or go back to the home screen, Bloomberg says. An animation in testing sucks the app back into its icon.

Unique to the iPhone 8 is that it will have a shelf along the top where the front camera, sensors, earpiece, and antenna will be housed, according to today's report. The fund owned 150,000 shares of the iPhone maker's stock at the end of the first quarter. The power button on the right side of phone is longer so it is easier to press while holding the device in one hand.

The report claims that the dock for the iPhone 8 could actually be similar to how the dock will look and function on an iPad running iOS 11 (see screenshot above). However, rather than use this to hide the notch area, Apple is going to let the notch stand out. That status bar would also change based on the current task, since space is more limited.

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