Convex v. Concave

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  1. whiteshadoww macrumors 6502

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    Any thoughts? Just symmetrically speaking seems odd to put the phones screen-side down and not have it lie flat.
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    We had this debate when the iPhone 3G came out and the 1st Gen iPhone was around. So many apps that used the Accelerometer required flat a surface. Yet it was a concave plastic enclosure back then.


    Functional, yet non-flat.
     
  3. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    It desn't make any sense to have it convex. If it were a biometric sensor, it would be very difficult to center a finger on it. It also exposes the button to damage - sapphire or not (things will get caught and do their best to pry it up or push on it sideways).
     
  4. maxosx macrumors 68020

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    If convex, Apple is sure to have dreamed up a creative spin to convince their buyers they can't live without it.
     
  5. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    I think this may just be idle speculation by Kuo. If anything, the home button may be flat, but I highly doubt it would be concave.
     
  6. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    Well it is concave now! So why not?
     
  7. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Sorry... convex :p

    I'll blame that one on autocorrect... I think :eek:
     
  8. daijholt macrumors 6502a

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    It seems to make more sense, since your finger will encompass it when you press down, but I do agree that it may just be speculation.

    I'm no fingerprint expert though, so my assumptions might be way off technically.
     
  9. mdags49 macrumors newbie

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    I just think there will be a lot more accidental Siri activations when the phone is in your pocket.
     
  10. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Symmetrically? Seems like an odd basis to me. Wouldn't the home button (or any feature found on the front but not the back) be "odd symmetrically"?
     
  11. chazcron macrumors member

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    If it is convex, the button would never rise above the surface of the phone. It would have to start concave and curve around to a convex as in my depiction here. I would assume the square would not be present due to the sensor. Maybe an ourter glow ring?

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