iPhone 5S - still a MECHANICAL home button?

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  1. lancastor macrumors 6502a

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    Do you think the iPhone 5S has still a mechanical homebutton? Or a button like on Android phones?
     
  2. Cicatrix macrumors 6502

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    iphone6, no mecha
     
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Could be either one--no one really knows until it's announced or there's some real leak of some sort.
     
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Hopefully it is. Gives a sense of control over a touch button.
     
  5. Eso macrumors 68000

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  7. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I hope it is a physical button as well.
     
  8. jonasdamn macrumors 6502a

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    Only mechanical home button, way more reliable and more practical
     
  9. Number29 macrumors newbie

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    I'm hoping it'll continue to be a mechanical button. Capacitive buttons don't allow you to wake the device.
     
  10. jwjsr macrumors 6502

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    My eyesight isn't what I once was, I vote for a larger screen.
     
  11. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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    The fingerprint sensor will likely cause the button to be capacitive.
     
  12. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

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    It could be both. MEchanical to wake up and capacitive to read your finger IF you want to use that feature:p
     
  13. cynics macrumors G3

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    I prefer capacitive just because a physical button will eventually fail.

    Software to replace hardware is generally an upgrade.

    That said I like being able to wake my phone with the home button. But that doesnt mean apple couldn't think up something.
     
  14. gadget123 macrumors 68000

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    Im sure I read LG are bringing buttons back?

    Good evidence that removing the button would be a mistake.
     
  15. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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  16. 3rd Rock macrumors 6502

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    I suggest glasses. Slightly larger screen will not help aging eyes. ;) No, Apple will not give you a larger screen unless they figure out a way to make a 4.3 incher with the same forum factor with the iphone 5S, and that small of increase will not be good for aging eyes either. Nor will a 4.5 inch screen. :D
     
  17. BowTheMan89 macrumors regular

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    The only reason I am looking forward to a non-mechanical home button is because it seriously limits the design of the phone. Otherwise i would say mechanical is best
     
  18. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020

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    I prefer a physical button anyway. I like real feedback not virtual feedback.
     
  19. kfergiez macrumors 6502

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    I've owned a couple of androids that have capacitive buttons... they suck. You push it... maybe... did it register? better push it again... damn... I pushed it twice... Screw it

    *Throws it in the garbage*
     

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