Have we discussed what will happen to the Home button?

Phonzoxd

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If they put touch ID into the screen?

What will happen to the home button? I turn on my phone with the home button. Will i need to first push the power button and then lay my fingers on the screen?
 

noobinator

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You will wake up the screen then put your finger over the area that reads the print. Most likely they will keep the current methods in place and you will wake up the screen by pressing the power button or using raise to wake.
 

pika2000

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If they put touch ID into the screen?

What will happen to the home button? I turn on my phone with the home button. Will i need to first push the power button and then lay my fingers on the screen?
I have used the home button to wake my iPhone since the 3GS.
However, when my iPhone 6S received the "raise to wake" feature in iOS10, I hardly "push" my Home button to wake the phone anymore. I just "raise to wake" and activate Touch ID. Thus the lack of tactile home button wouldn't worry me too much. In fact, pressing the home button on my iPhone 5 kinda annoys me now since I instinctively expected the "raise to wake" feature, which the iPhone 5 doesn't get.
 
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Newtons Apple

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If they put touch ID into the screen?

What will happen to the home button? I turn on my phone with the home button. Will i need to first push the power button and then lay my fingers on the screen?
No one know for sure but from images, it does look like they are going to be able to keep the sensor on the front of the 8.

It is all a guess!
 

ZEEN0j

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I'm hoping (as with Apple Watch) you can just tap the screen to wake or a new hard press to wake. This would work in conjunction with raise to wake. Use whatever fits the situation.
 
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JPack

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You wake the phone via 3D Touch, Raise to Wake, or Sleep/Wake Button.

Then enter your PIN or use Touch ID.
 
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Whoakapi

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I think it's pretty obvious that Apple is moving towards a phone with a built-in fingerprint reader. The solid-state home button doesn't make much sense to me from a design standpoint. Why would you have a button if you can't click it?

It seems like they went with this type because the built-in version just wasn't ready yet.
 

DMVillain

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I have used the home button to wake my iPhone since the 3GS.
However, when my iPhone 6S received the "raise to wake" feature in iOS10, I hardly "push" my Home button to wake the phone anymore. I just "raise to wake" and activate Touch ID. Thus the lack of tactile home button wouldn't worry me too much. In fact, pressing the home button on my iPhone 5 kinda annoys me now since I instinctively expected the "raise to wake" feature, which the iPhone 5 doesn't get.
This. As I think about it, this iteration to not pressing to wake at all has been slowly coming. I remember clearly how people were "upset" about not being able to press to wake the 6s without unlocking the phone, because of the fast touchid response.
 

geoff5093

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Probably the same as the S8, even though there is no physical button you just hard press on the bottom of the screen and it acts the same way.
 
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ZEEN0j

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what about keeping it in your pocket? Tapping or a press would constantly activate the device.
Some kind of palm rejection could help that. So only the area of a finger will wake the display.

I'm not sure how they've implemented touch id under the display. But my wish for how it all works would be like this.

*Raise to wake, press hard on a virtual thumb print (whole screen would be sweet) to unlock. The press will feel like the iphone 7 home button. Or something else to indicate the phone was successfully unlocked.
*Phone on table, tap on screen to wake, press hard etc as mentioned above to unlock
*Raise to wake disabled or phone on table, hard press the bottom of the screen to instantly unlock and bypass the lock screen. If you hard press to far up you'll get maybe a triple haptic feedback error

Tap to wake is not really an issue imo. Lots of phones have it already. And the old mechanical home button was a bigger problem. Raise to wake already wakes my screen when I don't want it to as well.
 

WilliamG

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If they put touch ID into the screen?

What will happen to the home button? I turn on my phone with the home button. Will i need to first push the power button and then lay my fingers on the screen?
I'm sad about losing the reachability gesture. :(
 
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