Have we discussed what will happen to the Home button?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Phonzoxd, May 16, 2017.

  1. Phonzoxd macrumors 6502a

    May 28, 2013
    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?
  2. noobinator macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2009
    Pasadena, CA
    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.
  3. pika2000 macrumors 603

    Jun 22, 2007
    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.
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    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!
  5. ZEEN0j macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2014
    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.
  6. JPack macrumors 601


    Mar 27, 2017
    You wake the phone via 3D Touch, Raise to Wake, or Sleep/Wake Button.

    Then enter your PIN or use Touch ID.
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    I like the way it's implemented on my iPhone 7.
    Hope they keep it the same with no actual mechanical button and with the screen extended lower down.
  8. Whoakapi macrumors 6502

    May 26, 2010
    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.
  9. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    what about keeping it in your pocket? Tapping or a press would constantly activate the device.
  10. DMVillain macrumors 6502a

    Jul 20, 2011
    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.
  11. geoff5093 macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2014
    Dover, NH
    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.
  12. ZEEN0j macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2014
    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.
  13. DUIduckSAUCE Suspended


    Sep 12, 2016
  14. WilliamG macrumors G3

    Mar 29, 2008
    I'm sad about losing the reachability gesture. :(

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