There may be a virtual home button, though, as references to a "home indicator" have been found by iOS dev Steve Troughton-Smith. He also said that there are tidbits throughout the code that suggest the new iPhone will have a "3X screen at 1125x2436".
Developers have claimed this will be the next iPhone iteration, which is expected to be announced in September 2017, and launched shortly after.
Some think it might be a way for the iPhone 8 to silence notifications if the user is already looking at the screen. The third-which media outlets have called the iPhone 8 but could ultimately have a different name-is expected to deliver a major upgrade with a new design.
Apple has inadvertently revealed the most authentic look yet of the next iPhone, and how the new handset will feature a screen which stretches across its entire front, removing the iconic home button. The 10-year-old brand faces fierce competition from Samsung and others in a field increasingly dominated by the look and feel of devices, following the stagnation of feature innovation. Apple accidentally pushed the firmware for the HomePod out yesterday. But seeing as this particular icon seems to hold well with the basic look of the iPhone 8, it can not be discounted as being just a generic set-piece just yet.
Some code, apparently prematurely dispatched by Apple, seems to confirm this. The iPhone has a almost edge-to-edge display, slim bezels, a notch at top for the earpiece and camera, and no Home button!