3D Touch to replace the Home Button?!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Cavan2211, Sep 7, 2015.

  1. Cavan2211 macrumors member

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    The new 3D Touch sounds like a good idea to finally replace the Home Button.
    Think about it: touch and press would function just like on the Apple Watch. The deep press would get you to the Home Screen. Apple could get rid of the bezels and make the iPhone (7) not only thinner but smaller.
     
  2. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    One such subject that's been touched upon on many an occasion.

    What would happen if a person needed to reset their iPhone and due to the omission of a physical button the option of homebutton / power button press cannot be performed if the screen is having a hiccup ?

    Would force touch come into play if it's added to the iPhone maybe ?
     
  3. MaxBga macrumors regular

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    As said, the physical button is just needed. But we could always be surprised in good.. Let's wait & see
     
  4. Cavan2211 thread starter macrumors member

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    That problem could easily be solved by using the volume buttons instead.
     
  5. Oridus macrumors 6502a

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    I don't see it going away until they come up with a solution to replace Touch ID from the home button to the screen somehow.
     
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Not too much chance of it changing for the next few years.
     
  7. Cavan2211 thread starter macrumors member

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    All the ingredients are there.
    All the ingredients are there...;)
     
  8. gaanee macrumors 6502a

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    How does one reset an Andriod phone? would be interesting to know.
    Eliminating the Home button will allow for slimmer bezels, thus a larger screen with smaller footprint.
    Right now, touch id is so seamlessly integrated into home button that you don't even realize it's there.
    It's possible if touch id is integrated into the screen itself.

     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    Its needed for touch id, I don't see any elegant replacement for touch id, and apple is all about elegant solutions.
     
  10. Italianblend macrumors 68000

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    Touch ID will become you putting your thumb anywhere on the screen. The iPhone takes a picture of your fingerprint and compares it to your security thumbprints.
     
  11. Traverse macrumors 603

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    Maybe it could be integrated into the Apple logo on the back so that your index finger would unlock the phone? That would work with all those cases that have that gaping hole on the back of the Apple logo to shine through.
     
  12. Oridus macrumors 6502a

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    And only those... to the others who want to use regular cases are SOL if they did that.
     
  13. maflynn Moderator

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    That's not feasible as its a pain to try to get your fingers to the logo on the 6 plus (I just tied). Also what about people who use cases?
     
  14. Traverse macrumors 603

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    Well, I doubt Apple considers cases when they're designing their devices.

    As for the 6 Plus, I didn't think of that. I guess you'd be forced to use two hands. I suppose it will remain in the home button until it can be integrated with the screen. I don't see why so many people want to git rid of the home button myself. I like it, but I wish you could tap and double-tap to close apps and enter the app switcher because every iOS device I've ever owned gets a creaky home button after thousands of uses.
     
  15. bhayes444 macrumors 6502a

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    Power + volume down to reset most Android phones.
     

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