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Apple is expected to unveil its iPhone 7 next month with a design similar to the current iPhone 6s models. We’ve already heard plenty of rumors regarding the dual-camera system, removal of the headphone jack and redesigned antenna lines, but now Bloomberg Technology is reporting that the new iPhone will also feature a “pressure-sensitive” home button.

Bloomberg quotes unnamed people “familiar with the matter” as saying the new iPhones will have a home button that “provides feedback to the user via a vibrating haptic sensation,” more akin to the trackpads on the latest MacBooks instead of a physical click.

The report seemingly confirms a number of the other rumors. Chiefly, Apple’s plans to remove the standard headphone jack and instead promote Bluetooth and Lightning headphones. The removal is said to allow Apple to add a second speaker and thus improve the quality and volume of the sound.

Bloomberg also reveals some additional details around the dual-camera system that’s expected to feature on the bigger iPhone 7. It says that both sensors will capture color differently and simultaneously take pictures that are then merged into a single photo. They’re said to improve brightness and detail, and sharpen snaps taken in low-light.

Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 7 on September 7.

Daniel is the editor of Highsnobiety Life. He grew up in north of England and is now based in Berlin.

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