The iPhone’s Home Button is About to Be History
The days of the iPhone’s home button look numbered. Three new iPhone models, slated to be unveiled next month, will all do away with the home button, mimicking the design of last year’s $1,000 iPhone X model, according to a Bloomberg report on Monday.
That’s despite the fact that the iPhone X’s lack of a home button — which forces users to use thumb gestures instead — outraged many Apple fans and likely crimped sales, according to some critics.
On the positive side, the new iPhones will boast significantly bigger, edge-to-edge screens. The larger model will boast a 6.5-inch OLED screen — dwarfing the iPhone X’s 5.8 inches and 5.5 inches for the iPhone 8 Plus, according to Bloomberg.
Elsewhere, the new iPhones will look virtually indistinguishable from the iPhone X, keeping the notch at the top of the screen to accommodate the earpiece and the phone’s Face-ID tech, but they will have faster processing speeds and a beefed-up camera.
The story didn’t comment specifically on what the new iPhones will cost, although it said the new iPhones will be sold in “a wider range of prices.”
The new line will include a cheaper iPhone aimed at more budget-conscious customers, according to the report. It will feature a 6.1-inch edge-to-edge display, but it will be a lower-quality LCD and the phone will be made of aluminum like the iPhone 8 instead of stainless steel like the X.
The iPad Pro also is expected to receive an update that will eliminate its home button and introduce the iPhone X’s Face ID technology to the tablet.
Burglar steals odd items from cousin: "Who steals a cheese grater?"
One man is questioning his cousin's decision to steal an odd array of items from his home.
Mason Tackett said his cousin Philip Hagans broke into his home and stole a cheese grater, an empty bottle of Lysol, and soap, WAFB reports.
"Who steals a cheese grater?" Tackett asked. "He's got the works. Lysol -- he stole the empty bottle of spray. What got me the most was my soap. He stole my soap. Who steals soap?"
When Tackett arrived at his home to find Hagans inside, he said it looked like Hagans was "packing up for a yard sale." But, the situation quickly turned dangerous.
"He was lying, throwing his hands, saying stuff like, 'I didn't do it. I didn't do it.' You know, how rogues do and blame it on everybody else," Tackett said. "He did pull a gun on me when I got back around the house because I guess he thought I was upset with him."
Hagans was eventually arrested and charged with stolen property and being a convicted felon with a firearm.
"It's the most random assortment of things. It looked like he was getting ready to go to a pallet sale," Tackett said. "Must have been a bad batch [of methamphetamine] around here."
Etsy Says These 90s Trends Are Making A Comeback
In fashion, trends come and go and right now there are some 90s looks coming back in style. Etsy knows exactly what shoppers are looking for and what sellers are making and you may be surprised by the classics from the 1990s that are having another moment.
Etsy’s trend expert, Dayna Isom Johnson knows her stuff and says “Today’s 90s looks have been modernized with a touch of sophistication.” Get ready to see more of these old school looks making a comeback.
- Handmade shell necklaces - If you’ve still got any of your old puka shell chokers or necklaces, don’t toss them yet because they’re back in style. The iconic 90s jewelry is popular once again, with an almost 5,000% increase in searches on Etsy over the past year for “handmade shell necklaces.”
- Butterfly clips - The 90s hair accessories are making a comeback, but instead of the neon and glittery plastic ones from your youth, todays are more realistic and delicate. Over the last year, searches for “butterfly clips“ on Etsy have increased almost 400%.
- Glasses chains - Get your granny on because searches for “women’s glasses chains“ are up more than 5,500% on Etsy this year.
- 90s-style windbreakers - You may have spotted this trend on a few stylish celebs, like Hailey Baldwin, because the retro colorblock windbreaker jackets are cool again. Searches for “90s style jackets“ have increased 27% on Etsy, so get ready to see these on racks once again.
- Fanny packs - These days they’re calling them belt bags, but they’ll always be fanny packs to us. Fashionistas of all kinds love these practical pouches, which is why there are over 18,000 listings on Etsyfor “belt bags.“
Source: Huffington Post