Apple took out the 3.5mm audio jack for internal volume real estate.
The home button represents surface area real estate.
Removing it allows the screen to extend to the bottom of the phone.
When did Apple take away the home button?
In 2016, Apple released the iPhone 7, which replaced the home button with an unmoving, solid circle that wasn’t really a button at all.
Will Apple bring back home button?
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.
How do I get rid of the home button on my iPhone?
How to Disable AssistiveTouch Touchscreen Home Button in iOS
- Open the “Settings” app in iOS.
- Go to “General” and then choose “Accessibility” and then tap on “AssistiveTouch:”
- Toggle the “AssistiveTouch” switch to OFF position.
Is iPhone better without home button?
Without a Home button, Apple had to figure out an easier way for users to turn the screen on — something easier than pressing the Side button, at a minimum. They hit a home run here with a new Raise to Wake feature. Now, all you have to do when you want to check the time or read new notifications is pick up the phone.