The stage is set for Apple to unveil its line of iPhones this year in its September 12 event. People are most interested in the flagship handset from the company this year, which is said to sport a completely revolutionary design and a unique specs list. However, the most talked about point regarding the iPhone 8 is the absence of the physical Home button. Some fans have been wondering how they would be accessing Siri, Apple's voice assisted digital assistant, without the Home button. Code references from iOS reveal some indication how users will now have to access Siri if they use the impending iPhone 8.

How can Siri be summoned?

According to a MacRumors report, the impending iPhone 8 will allow users to access Siri by pressing the wake/sleep button on the handset.

Previously, users had to hold down on the home button to launch the personal digital assistant. However, since there is no real home button in this year's iPhone, this new functionality is essential.

This discovery is being accredited to a Brazilian iOS developer Guilherme Rambo, who posted a tweet about the subject. Pressing down on the Home button was not the only way to call Siri, even though it was the most popular one. Alternatively, users can still use the Voice Command "Hey, Siri" which also launches the AI assistant. Apple has been trying to popularize this voice summoning feature lately, with ads centered around Dwayne Johnson using the Siri functionality.

The voice control and sleep/wake button summoning feature for Siri will most likely turn out to be a hit among fans. However, more information regarding the same will likely come out on September 12, along with the iPhone 8 itself.

Apple is also poised to reveal the iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus, Watch Series 3, and its own HomePod smart speaker. The names of the iPhones to be launched are still not certain and most recent rumors predict that the iPhone 8 will most probably be called iPhone Edition.

What will the iPhone 8 sport?

Apple will introduce a device with an almost all-display design. It will reduce bezels considerably and bring in OLED panels for the first time in iPhone history. The handset is also expected to sport a dual rear camera setup, similar to the iPhone 7 Plus, last year. Under the hood, the handset will come with the A11 chipset and 3 GB of RAM. Rumors also indicate that the fingerprint sensor or Touch ID has been ditched. In its place, the Cupertino-based company has added the 3D facial recognition feature in the smartphone.