As Apple is expected to do away with the physical Home button in its upcoming iPhone flagship, a developer has suggested that the Sleep/ Wake button in the soon-to-be-released device might activate Apple's digital assistant Siri.
In iPhone models released till date, users could long press the Home button to activate Siri. However, with the upcoming 10th anniversary iPhone is rumored to ditch the Home button, iOS developer Guilherme Rambo wondered if Apple moved any of the Home button's functionality to the "lock" button. He found that there is indeed a gesture to activate Siri by pressing the lock button, apart from using the traditional "Hey Siri" voice command, Macrum
Apple is set to launch the flagship iPhone 8 on September 12. The Cupertino colossal is expected to release three new phones - iPhone 8 along with the updated versions of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Reports suggest that Apple's next device will be its most expensive yet, exceeding the $1,000 (£795) mark for the first time. The iPhone will reportedly have a new OLED display that will stretch across the whole front of the phone. This is part of the reason for the high price tag, according to the source, as the OLED display will cost Apple roughly twice as much as the LCD display used in current iPhones. The new phone is also likely to get a memory upgrade from the current iPhone 7 line, which will add to the cost of manufacturing the device.