Huge Taptic Engine in Plus

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jimbo1mcm, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

    Mar 21, 2010
    Very interesting design decision. In a world of very tiny components, Apple has put a huge taptic engine in the new phone. It probably cost the space for the headphone jack and a second bottom firing speaker. Wow! So bad. Hope it isn't going into the Iphone 8!!!
  2. Nozuka macrumors 68020

    Jul 3, 2012
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Apple had to have a reason to increase the size of the haptic motor. As far as the jack, it is history and you might as well deal with it. It will not be coming back.
  4. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

    Oct 15, 2008
    Reading the reviews the new Taptic Engine makes a huge difference to the experience of using the phone.

    It's also a huge differentiator to other devices, I think Apple obviously see it as a key component going forward.
  5. caelius macrumors 6502


    Dec 31, 2015
    Innsbruck, Austria
    Don't be a crybaby - you're not forced to buy it anyway.
    P.S.: Screw that ancient headphone jack.
  6. uncreativedan macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2014
    Yeah, the taptic engine probably did help bump off the headphone jack, and for me at least, it's a plus. Having experienced the taptic engine on the Apple Watch, I'm really excited to use it. Also only one of the grills at the bottom of the phone was ever a speaker. The iPhone 7's are the first iPhones to have two loudspeakers (by beefing up the normal earpiece speaker).
  7. gewawd macrumors member


    Aug 17, 2013
    Larger Taptic Engine might actually be also due to the new home button.
  8. jimbo1mcm thread starter macrumors 68000

    Mar 21, 2010
    I guess you like taptic or not. I turn it off on every phone I get.

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