Apple iPhone 8 to use Sleep/Wake button to activate Siri

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Apple iPhone 8 to use Sleep/Wake button to activate Siri On current iPhone devices, Siri can be triggered by holding down the Home button.
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  September 4, 2017

With only eight days until the big launch, Apple's rumour mill is still booming and this time reports claims that Siri will not be activated using the home button.

The upcoming, high-end iPhone 8 or otherwise known as iPhone X will not include a physical home button and will instead rely on the Sleep/Wake/Power button will be used to trigger Siri.  

iOS developer Guilherme Rambo tweeted: "What is the lock button becomes the home button?"

Followed by: "I did find a gesture to invoke Siri by holding the lock button," when quizzed by a Twitter user if some sort of code had been found.

I did find a gesture to invoke Siri by holding the lock button.

- Guilherme Rambo (@_inside) September 2, 2017

On current iPhone devices, Siri can be triggered by holding down the Home button or using the ‘Hey Siri' catchphrase. With the removal of the home button, rumours have suggested that Apple will instead feature a software bar on the bottom of the screen which will be used for an array of gestures.

Rambo has also disclosed other features about the upcoming Apple products, including the HomePod and 4K Apple TV, due to the leaked code from the company's firmware.

Related: Apple confirms 12 September launch

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