Apple this year will launch two new iPhone models, including the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, which should be generally similar to its predecessors when it comes to overall design. But a new report says that Apple is already working on technology that might help it pull off the most radical redesign of the iPhone yet with the iPhone 7 in 2016.
According to Digitimes, Apple is developing touch and display driver integration (TDDI) single-chip solutions for its iPhones. At first glance, this tech might not sound that appealing to iPhone users, but it might be critical for the future iPhone.
For years, some iPhone buyers were annoyed at Apple’s stubbornness of keeping around the Home button in its iOS devices, a hardware solution that takes up plenty of space on the front of the handset or tablet. That wasted space could be used for increasing the display of the device. However, Apple kept its iconic Home button around, making it even more indispensable on the device by having it double as a fingerprint scanner.