Apple Awarded Home Button Patent, Which Turns Into a Thumb Joystick

Apple Home Button As A Joystick 3

On January 15th, 2015, the US Patent & Trademark Office had published a patent application from Apple, which reveals a possible next-generation dual-functional iDevice Home Button. In the first patent concept illustration mode (shown above), the Home Button retains its original purpose and functionality. While in the second mode, the Home Button transforms into a joystick. Read more