Due to the fact that the forthcoming, superior iPhone handset won’t include a physical home button, Apple has allegedly formulated a whole new method to activate Siri by utilizing the power switch button on the handset. iOS developer Guilherme Rambo, who has recently revealed some information regarding the “iPhone 8” as well as other upcoming Apple gadgets such as the Apple TV and HomePod, seems to have discovered a gesture to activate Siri by holding the lock switch.
Apple’s newly formulated method for end users to communicate with Siri will probably continue to be voice along with “Hey Siri” expression. Since having an effective and persistent technique of waking up the iPhone’s intelligent personal assistant without speaking to your phone is crucial — both as an alternative and for users who are more familiar with holding a button to access Siri.
However shifting Siri to the power knob will provide one more piece of ability to the rising list of functions that the button performs by now like press the button to wake up or lock the handset, hold the button a bit longer to switch off the device etc. Another key point is the connection made between the latest Emergency SOS feature in iOS 11 and power button. Using this feature, you can instantly dial an emergency number with five rapid presses of the button. Based on the latest reports from Bloomberg, Apple’s revamped iPhone 8 may also include a feature named “software bar”. It is designed to recreate several of the key interactions allotted to the home button.
Apple is likely gonna announce iPhone 8 publicly on Tuesday, September 12 this year and this 10th-anniversary handset iPhone 8 seems to be launch in the label of the ‘iPhone Edition’ or ‘iPhone X’. It appears to be the first handset to introduce a curved AMOLED screen, cordless power charging technology as well as unique upright dual rear-facing camera. If the currently circulating leaked reports are accurate, this handset will be unveiled together with the iPhone 7S and 7S Plus.
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