Force touch home button uses

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  1. Jonnybgoode87 macrumors member

    Jonnybgoode87

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    one thing i don't understand at this moment in time is the use of force touch on the home button, insofar as there is no explanation of what you can do with a heavy touch to a light touch etc...

    also whats with the developer API for the home button, or is this for the taptic engine?

    any ideas, please let me know!
     
  2. Armen macrumors 604

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    2 light taps = reachability
    2 strong taps = task switcher
    hold = Siri

    not sure what else you're expecting. There was no discussion about adding additional functions to it.
     
  3. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

    Gathomblipoob

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    Actually, Phil Schiller said that the new home button would be able to be programmed by third-party applications. It's about one hour into the keynote.
     
  4. Nozuka macrumors 68000

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    I'm a little bit disappointed they didn't come up with new uses for the new home button. but i guess it's not easy if you still have to maintain the old functions.
     
  5. Armen macrumors 604

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    I remember what he said but the only customizing menu I've seen from hands on videos is how the Taptic feels
     
  6. Nozuka macrumors 68000

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    third-partys need time to implement this..
     
  7. Panjerry macrumors newbie

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    Saw a video on YouTube and it showed you can customize the click on the home button
     
  8. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    The video of the announcements Apple has on Facebook states that it's a "customizable home button."
     
  9. Ronnoco macrumors 68030

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    Yes, I've seen the customizable video as well. Looked fairly straight forward.
     

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