• Sign in to Neowin Faster!

    Create an account on Neowin to contribute and support the site.

The courage from apple to introduce iPhone X home button add-on with Touch ID and headphone jack

Recommended Posts

Draconian Guppy    13,035
Posted (edited)

Courage, to take away features and then ask consumers to pay for them...

 

Apple is about to release something that people have been clamoring for ever since the first wave of iPhone X leaks last year – a physical home button! What’s more, the new home button add-on will also have Touch ID, which is sure to appease those who dislike Apple’s face unlock tech.

Measuring in at 29 mm × 30 mm × 3.9 mm (1.1 in × 1.18 in × 0.1 in), the home button add-on for the iPhone X is about the size of a 4th gen iPod Shuffle (remember those?). However, unlike the Shuffle, it’s not built from aluminum, but the glossy, white plastic that Apple uses in all its power cables and accessories. The only exception is the button itself, which is covered in glass.


The iPhone X home button add-on plugs into the Lightning port of your iPhone X, but fret not, as it has a Lightning port of its own and a 3.5mm headphone jack to boot!

 

 

sauce:

https://www.phonearena.com/news/apple-iphone-x-physical-home-button-touch-id-audio-jack_id103707

 

sauce 2: lies, late april fools.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DConnell    6,085

You know, if the adapter were the width of the phone so it looked seamless, I bet people would buy an actual product like this.

 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jasondefaoite    288

april fools was yesterday, when this posting made sense.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DConnell    6,085
Just now, jasondefaoite said:

april fools was yesterday, when this posting made sense.

The article was from yesterday. But I guess Gup didn't see it or have a chance to post it then, so he's sharing the fun now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
margrave    1,088

@DConnell is right. People would buy that.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Brandon H    1,958
12 minutes ago, DConnell said:

You know, if the adapter were the width of the phone so it looked seamless, I bet people would buy an actual product like this.

 

it would need to clip on in some fashion otherwise that's just asking for the lightning port to break off...

 

lol all the same, thought this was real for a moment

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
MrArtnada    123
Posted (edited)

>>>SOURCE<<<< not sauce. 

 

This video is from 21 March - so there is a device that does this....sort of.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Draconian Guppy    13,035
4 minutes ago, Brandon H said:

it would need to clip on in some fashion otherwise that's just asking for the lightning port to break off...

 

lol all the same, thought this was real for a moment

I know. I fell too :p So I had to share, for information sakes you know.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Brandon H    1,958
4 minutes ago, MrArtnada said:

>>>SOURCE<<<< not sauce. 

 

This video is from 21 March - so there is a device that does this....sort of.

 

yeah I saw that mentioned in the comments of the source article.

 

That device is real but it doesn't have the headphone jack or TouchID.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DConnell    6,085
11 minutes ago, Brandon H said:

it would need to clip on in some fashion otherwise that's just asking for the lightning port to break off...

 

Yeah, that was part of the reason I was saying it would need to be the width of the phone - it could clip on and be a seamless addon. Or perhaps even part of a phone case.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Brandon H    1,958
6 minutes ago, DConnell said:

Yeah, that was part of the reason I was saying it would need to be the width of the phone - it could clip on and be a seamless addon. Or perhaps even part of a phone case.

or better yet, just give it it's own battery and make it bluetooth to the iPhone :rofl:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DConnell    6,085
6 minutes ago, Brandon H said:

or better yet, just give it it's own battery and make it bluetooth to the iPhone :rofl:

But then you couldn't use it as a passthrough for charging ...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.