Home Button-equipped devices are just hanging on by a thread as Apple moves to totally stop supporting them with iOS 17 and beyond, but for those who own them and recognize their worth in terms of hobby hacking, there’s a new MacDirtyCow exploit-centric add-on in town called Gestureify by HackZy that may captivate your attention.
Apple's $329 iPad could adopt a squared body style with sharp edges like other models, but a Touch ID home button and those thick borders will apparently stay.
Apple will update the iPad mini later this year with an overhauled design featuring slimmer bezels and no Home button though it's unclear if the refreshed tablet may adopt Face ID.
There’s no doubting the fact that smartphones are receiving larger displays by popular demand, and while this can be considered a benefit from the standpoint of media consumption, it also tends to be a shortcoming by way of one-handed usage.
Apple tries to make things on handsets with large displays easier to reach with just one hand through a native Accessibility feature called Reachability, but using it can be cumbersome, and it tends to lack much-needed functionality. For those who demand more out of their one-handed smartphone usage, it’s tough to go wrong with a jailbreak tweak called OneHandWizard 2 by iOS developer sharedRoutine.
Apple may be experimenting with notch-less designs for its iPod touch family of media players, which were last refreshed in July 2015, based on a new glyph discovered in the iOS 12.2 code.
Having a jailbroken iPhone or iPad means being able to customize it such that it delivers an experience unlike anyone else’s handset, and with a new free jailbreak tweak called Cabello by iOS developer daniel63194, you can do just that.
Cabello compliments your handset’s hardware buttons with customizable effects, such as custom sounds and haptic feedback. Right out of the box, the tweak lets you configure these parameters for the Home button, volume buttons, and the sleep/wake button.
The iPhone X doesn’t have a Home button like traditional iPhones do. Instead, Apple has users swiping up from the bottom of the display to leave applications and unlock the handset.
But even if you’re still rocking a traditional Home button-equipped iPhone, you can take advantage of a new free jailbreak tweak dubbed HomeGesture by iOS developer MidnightChips to simulate the iPhone X-like swipe gestures on unsupported devices.
After receiving complaints about the “Error 53” issue which bricked some iPhones and iPads repaired by a third-party, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has fined Apple $9 million for misleading Aussie customers about the issue.
The iPhone X lacks a Home Button, so Apple created the Home Bar to take its place. Swiping up on the Home Bar lets users unlock their device, return home from apps, and access the App Switcher, but the Home Bar itself isn’t very aesthetically-pleasing in the long run.
Given the circumstances, a new free jailbreak tweak called ByeHomeBottomBarX by iOS developer CydiaGeek has been released in Cydia this week. As the name suggests, this tweak efficiently hides the Home Bar from view.
One of the things we see a lot of in the jailbreak community are tweaks that bring haptic feedback to the iPhone, and a new free release called Erie by iOS developer Sniper_GER follows in these footsteps.
While most tweaks along these lines bring haptic feedback by way of screen taps, Erie takes a different approach by imposing haptic feedback whenever you press a button on your device.
Jony Ive, Apple's boss of all design across the company, and hardware engineering boss Dan Riccio sat down with TIME on Thursday to defend the controversial decision to ditch the familiar Home button in favor of touchscreen gestures on iPhone X.
Do you already miss the good old Home button on your shiny new iPhone XS? If so, you have several options ahead of you. You can either suck it up and live with it, return your iPhone XS, or replicate the Home button by using the AssistiveTouch accessibility feature to replicate the functions of the Home button.