Speaking of buttons, calling upon Siri is done in a new way, too, now that the home button is gone. In addition to saying Hey Siri, the digital assistant can be invoked by pressing and holding the iPhone Xâ€™s larger power button. Previously, iPhone users could bring Siri up by pressing and holding the home button. Itâ€™s not a difficult concept, but itâ€™s yet another change iPhone X users will need to get used to.
The whole idea behind removing the home button was so Apple could include a 5.8-inch edge-to-edge display. But it doesnâ€™t come without its own set of problems. Re-learning to navigate iOS will be a big part of using the iPhone X when it launchesâ€”not to mention living without Touch ID.
Samsung faced this very issue when the Galaxy S8 launched, introducing a clever solution that made the bottom portion of the screen pressure sensitive, so when users pressed the software key, it would bring them back to their home screen. Itâ€™s exactly like a home button, it just wasnâ€™t like consumers know it in the traditional sense.
Rather than doing that, Apple came up with a series of gestures it believes is much more intuitive. Only time will tell if Apple was right.
The iPhone X is the most significant redesign to the iPhone in years, signaling a new future for the device. Weâ€™ll have much more coverage of the device, including Face ID, when it launches on November 3.
Article source: https://www.technobuffalo.com/2017/10/21/iphone-x-ios-gestures/