Anybody notice the Home Button is rock solid?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bobright, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. bobright macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    mine is extremely hard to push down....but it'll break in over time I'm sure

    Had all previous iPhones and none were this solid BTW its a good thing imo
  2. Big.Mac.Daddy macrumors 6502a

    Jun 5, 2012
    Just curious, why do you like it over the previous ones if it's harder to press down?
  3. AAPLinc macrumors 65816

    Jul 27, 2012
    Hollywood, CA
    Home buttons seem to be pretty inconsistent.

    People complain that they are too sensitive and soft, some say they are too hard.

    My 4S home button still has a pretty distinct click too it, kind of in between soft and hard. Has been that way since unboxing.
  4. TreyCox macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2012
    Swainsboro, Ga
    I'm liking it much better. Feels much more solid.
  5. iBreatheApple macrumors 68030


    Sep 3, 2011
    I've always heard people complain about the button or worry it was going to give out with Siri/multi-tasking use and I've never thought twice about double or even triple clicking that sucker.
  6. HowardSmith macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2012
    My iPhone 5 button seems more crisp or clicky compared to kinda mushy on the 4S. Never had any trouble with any of them.
  7. kmichalec macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2010
    I don't mean this negatively and am not trying to be a jerk when I ask this. Did you remove the plastic protective sheet on the front of the phone that came on it? When I left that sheet on, I could barely push the button on the phone. Silly question I know. Just wondering. Don't flame me for asking.
  8. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    According to iFixit:

  9. bobright thread starter macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010

    All good, and no I took it off it just all around feels a solid build as the poster noted above got metal backing so that's nice...knew something was different
  10. newskin macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2010
    I definitely like the fact that it's a more solid home button. Best one so far and for us that haven't gotten applecare, its a welcomed change. I've had so many issues with home buttons over the years and am looking forward to pressing this one, every chance i get.
  11. kmichalec macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2010
    I figured as much. but you never know. I know when I had it on for the first half hour, I kept forgetting it was there, and would try to press the button, and it wouldn't budge. Since I don't have a case/screen protector, I didn't want to take it off yet.

    But i do agree, the button does feel more solid this time around (even without the factory screen sheet). ;)
  12. chrisrosemusic1 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 31, 2012
    Northamptonshire, England
    All of the physical buttons are far clickier than before. Silent switch requires more of a push and the volume buttons are better too. Step in the right direction if you ask me.
  13. leoneedees macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2012
    I wouldn't necessarily say harder to push as in OP's terms but yes I noticed all the buttons are much more solid and clickey. So far I'm thoroughly enjoying the iPhone with no apparent issues.
  14. bzavala macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2012
    The home button on my 4S was very soft and I liked that; on the 5, I have to press harder... I guess I'll get used to it...
  15. E Male macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2010
    The Big "Apple"
    My home button was broken. Opened the box pressed the button and it was completely unresponsive. Had to return it to the Apple Store for a replacement. :mad:
  16. BlueMoonForever macrumors 6502

    Sep 2, 2012
    Wondering if these home buttons wiggly? Go wash your hands and clean your phone and then put your thumb on your home button and see if it wiggles left and right.
  17. mantan macrumors 68000

    Nov 2, 2009
    More clicky for sure. Not sure I like it. The old one mushy one you could use on the sly....this one sounds like pushing the dice roller on the board game Trouble.
  18. Drag'nGT macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2008
    Its accuracy mostly. On my i4 it was hit or miss. On my iPad 3, perfect. Thankfully it's the same thing on the i5.
  19. leoneedees macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2012
    No wiggle here whatsoever in any direction on my white iPhone. It is fit snugly in there.
  20. yOyOYoo macrumors 6502a


    Feb 13, 2005
    Did you try to turn on the phone first? :p

  21. bobright thread starter macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    I like it really doesn't bother me anyway once my phones jailbroken I'll be using Zephyr ;)

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