OLED iPhone May Use Sleep/Wake Button For Non-Voice Siri Activation

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  1. Maura

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    MacRumors reports that according to a tweet from iOS developer Guilherme Rambo, who has been digging around in source code, it looks like Apple might be getting round the lack of a physical home button to activate Siri by having users hold down the Sleep/Wake button if they don’t want to use the “Hey Siri” voice command.

    When musing on Twitter about whether or not Apple might have moved some Home button functionality to the Sleep/Wake button, and bearing in mind that the new S/W button looks to be noticeably larger than previously, Rambo explained to a follower that he had found something in Apple’s code that hinted that it might be possible to activate Siri by holding the button in question.

    Rambo was not specific about the code he was referring to, but he has previously had success in finding details about Apple products in beta software code, such as the recently leaked HomePod firmware that revealed many secrets about the forthcoming OLED iPhone.

    Source: 'iPhone 8' May Include Option to Activate Siri By Holding the Sleep/Wake Button
     
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    Why can't Apple just put a second button on that side, just like the volume buttons, and use the second for the home button?????
     
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    One problem with this is that holding the sleep/wake button is how you bring up the power off slider. It’s been like this since the first iPhone in 2007. If this rumour is true, a new way of turning off the iPhone will have to be used.
     
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