The Path to Remove the iPhone Home Button, A Google Smartphone

Today's Above Avalon stories: 

  • The Path to Remove the iPhone Home Button
  • A Google Smartphone

We kick off today's email by discussing the idea of Apple adding Force Touch to the iPhone home button this September. We go over implications of the move including how such a feature would represent a path for eventually removing the iPhone home button. The email then turns to reports that Google is planning to sell a Google-branded smartphone later this year. We go over Google's long-standing fascination with hardware and my thoughts on a Google smartphone. 

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