The iPhone 8 will change the way you interact with your phone, according to new report

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The iPhone 8 will see Apple drop the home button in favour of gesture controls, according to a new report.

Apple has long been rumoured to remove the home button on the iPhone 8, but according to Bloomberg, the new feature will completely transform the way people use their phones and will herald a new dawn in smartphone technology.

In place of the home button will be a thin software bar located at the bottom of the screen that users will press instead of a pressing a physical button.

Although, users may not have to press software bar at all. This is because, Bloomberg says, users will be able to use gesture controls to move between apps and perform other tasks.

There have been numerous leaks and rumours regarding the iPhone 8 in recent months. However, it had remained unclear what Apple had planned for the home button.

Previously it was claimed that Apple would embed the home button under the display but the new leak from Bloomberg suggests the Cupertino firm has abandoned those plans in favour of the software bar and gesture controls.

Facial recognition is also set to be a key feature of the iPhone 8 and will be used to unlock the device, in place of the Touch ID, it has been rumoured.

The Wall Street Journal reported last week that the iPhone 8 will be unveiled on 12 September, although Apple is yet to confirm the launch date for its new handset.

It has also been reported the iPhone will cost in the region of $1000.

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