Apple that revolutionized the smartphones with just a single home button that saw many manufacturers follow the same is now believed to be working on to remove the home button from the next upgrade of iOS devices. Instead, it wants to integrate the features of the home button into the front display. Most probably this update would be seen on the next generation iPad. The home button will give way to a large display of 10.9-inch screen.
Also as per the rumour, the new iPad will sport a thinner bezel albeit will increase the thickness of the tablet. With the launch of the iPhone 7, Apple introduced a capacitive button which in the future would be also skipped in the iPhone 8.