Apple's voice-activated personal assistant Siri could be opened on the forthcoming iPhone 8 by pressing and holding the sleep/wake button on the side of the device, it has emerged.
Code strings discovered by iOS developer Guilherme Rambo suggest that is the case, with Apple looking to make it as easy as possible to activate its voice-controlled valet in the absence of the traditional home button.
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The tech giant is set to kill off the physical home key on the iPhone 8, which has been a core feature of the iPhone since it first launched in 2007.
While users will be reliant on swipes to unlock the iPhone 8’s screen, using a physical key to open Siri seemingly remains essential for Apple.
They will also be able to open up Siri by saying ‘Hey, Siri’ when close to their handset.
But the option to press and open the service will be welcomed by those who don’t always want to invoke voice control by shouting at their phone.
Apple is holding a special event on 12th September, where it will unveil its tenth anniversary iPhone, as well as a string of other new products.