Approx Life Before iP4 Home Button Quits?

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  1. zenio, Mar 11, 2011
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    zenio macrumors 6502

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    The home button on my AT&T (bought on release day) iPhone 4 does not always respond to input. Sometimes it takes two or three very deliberate pushes before it responds.

    I don't want a replacement, as long as it doesn't fail to respond completely.

    I can tolerate it, while I wait to buy the upcoming AT&T iPhone 5 no matter how long I must wait.

    Your thoughts please.

    Thank you.

    EDIT: Mods, sorry about duplicate post :)
     
  2. kemperman macrumors regular

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    this seems to be quite a common problem since the iOS 4.1 update there are quite a few people who have experienced the same problem, myself included. I guess it must be OS related.
     
  3. vincenz macrumors 601

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    What do you people do with your home buttons? I've been using mine everyday since launch and have had no problems with it.
     
  4. Sedrick macrumors 68030

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    I wonder if it's not that the button is now required to do double duty with all the double-clicking now...
     
  5. zenio thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Good point !

    However in my case I feel that my double clicking is not excessive & much like any other button it should not shorten it's lifespan dramatically. About the only way that might occur would be if it was a substandard part.
     
  6. ZappBrannigan macrumors newbie

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    button hell

    My button also works sporadically. I'm pretty sure it is a software issue and not a mechanical one. I'm thinking about taking it in, but I'm afraid that they will not be able to reproduce the failure. Like I said it seems random.
     
  7. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Same with me. No problems with mine.
     
  8. zenio thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Perhaps your clairvoyance requires troubleshooting.
     
  9. John88 macrumors member

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    I have an iPod Touch and the home button was going whacko for like a 1 1/2 months. One day it would be completely unresponsive, to working half the time, to working good for a couple hours then go bad again. It was really frustrating, as my warranty expired 2 weeks before it occurred. But now it's been perfect for a few months now.

    Maybe just wait it out? I'd still take it into the :apple: store and exchange it though.

    I recently swapped my new Verizon iPhone. The replacement is awesome, though it took two exchanges to be satisfied.
     
  10. jacollins macrumors 6502a

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