Different feedback on iPhone 7 Home button depending on pressure

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JTToft, Oct 15, 2016.

  1. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    So I have a question. Can anyone give any explanation as to why the iPhone 7 Home button gives two different degrees of feedback (both haptic and auditory) depending on the amount of pressure used in the press?
    I am not talking about the 3 different sensitivities that can be set in Preferences, but about a difference within the same sensitivity setting.
    The two different presses don't result in any functional difference. They are both just regular Home button presses.

    To make sure I wasn't imagining things, I made a sound recording of 4 firm presses followed by 4 light presses and blew up a waveform of that recording to visualise it.

    Anybody?

    (iOS 10.0.2)

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  2. uwdude macrumors 6502a

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    I don't seem to be able to get this to happen on mine, maybe my fingers aren't sensitive enough.
     
  3. JTToft thread starter macrumors 68040

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    - Thanks, though. I spoke with a few others before posting here also to make sure I wasn't crazy. Some of them were also able to perceive two different presses on their phones. The waveform seems to visually confirm it independently of subjective sensations.
     
  4. leon44 macrumors 6502

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    If you apply more pressure you might be dampening the sound/vibration harder with your finger (absorbing more of the energy) so the waveform might not be proof, maybe I'm wrong.
     
  5. JTToft thread starter macrumors 68040

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    - I don't think so. Firm presses produce louder sounds, not quieter sounds, and the sound is produced by the bottom speaker which wasn't touched in my experiment.
     

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