Apple started phasing out the home button in 2017, beginning with its premium iPhone X handset.
It kept the physical home buttons on cheaper iPhones.
But we all knew their time would come.
That hammer dropped in 2018 and Apple cleared the home button from its new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max or iPhone XR.
Why did Apple get rid of the home button?
To answer the question: Apple removed the home button because it prevented them from making a full-screen bezel-less display, and they were able to do it because users understand smartphones well enough to use the bottom-swipe as an alternative to a mechanical button.
When did Apple take away the home button?
However, following this formula, the home button will disappear from all versions in following releases in 2018 or 2019. Whatever it looks like we’ll be onsite when Apple unveils the next iPhone on September 12 with complete coverage.
Will Apple bring back the home button 2019?
According to a report from Asia, Apple plans to bring the Home button back for a new iPhone. The company from Cupertino will not be overshadowed by the design of the iPhone XS and iPhone XR, but will present a direct successor to the iPhone 8.
Is Apple done with the home button?
Apple has officially killed its iPhone Home button and TouchID on the iPhone. Just like 4in iPhone displays, physical Home buttons on iPhones are now a thing of the past. The future is all-screen handsets like the iPhone XR and the incoming iPhone 11 range. And that means one thing: no more home button on iPhones.
What’s the last iPhone with a home button?
Will iPhone 11 have a home button?
Then, with the iPhone X, it suddenly disappeared, and since then, all the new iPhones (the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone 11, and iPhone 11 Pro) have featured edge-to-edge displays with no Home button. What’s more, the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro don’t have 3D Touch. Just swipe up from the bottom of the screen.