Are you going to miss the iPhone home button? (The 3:59, EP. 280)

We discuss the biggest change coming to the new iPhone, Amazon's effort to nail scammers, and tech's quest to save DACA.

Ben Fox Rubin Former senior reporter
Ben Fox Rubin was a senior reporter for CNET News in Manhattan, reporting on Amazon, e-commerce and mobile payments. He previously worked as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal and got his start at newspapers in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts.
Roger Cheng Former Executive Editor / Head of News
Roger Cheng (he/him/his) was the executive editor in charge of CNET News, managing everything from daily breaking news to in-depth investigative packages. Prior to this, he was on the telecommunications beat and wrote for Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal for nearly a decade and got his start writing and laying out pages at a local paper in Southern California. He's a devoted Trojan alum and thinks sleep is the perfect -- if unattainable -- hobby for a parent.
Expertise Mobile, 5G, Big Tech, Social Media Credentials
  • SABEW Best in Business 2011 Award for Breaking News Coverage, Eddie Award in 2020 for 5G coverage, runner-up National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Award for culture analysis.
Ben Fox Rubin
Roger Cheng

Ending months of rumors, Apple is expected to finally reveal its newest iPhone to the world on Tuesday.

For today's show, we discussed the biggest change rumored for the device -- the loss of the home button -- and whether that's even such a big deal.

Plus, we chat about Amazon's continued push to rid its sites of fake reviews and fake products, and the tech industry's uphill battle to preserve the policy known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder.

Check out the extended shows on YouTube.


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