iPhone Home Button critical to User orientation

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nanocustoms, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. nanocustoms macrumors regular

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    Hey Guys

    I know theres a lot of opinions out there, but my main concern is with indexing the phone when it comes out of the pocket.

    Right now, I reach into the pocket, feel for the home button, and that tells me 2 things

    1 - phone is facing me
    2 - thumb side is down

    When i switched to the HTC one for a few weeks, I found this lack of indexing problematic.

    Apple will always find a way to change things up and the iPhone X should be no different. Just some food for thought.
     
  2. TroyBoy30 macrumors 68020

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    you dont put your phone in your pocket the same way every time? i sure do. problem solved
     
  3. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    Yea, never a problem because it's always in the same way...
     
  4. ValhallaOutcast macrumors regular

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  5. DaveOP macrumors 65816

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    The Camera is a dead give-away, as well. I always feel for the bump.
     
  6. nanocustoms thread starter macrumors regular

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    That was my thought as well.
     
  7. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    1) I always put my phone in my pocket the same way.
    2) if my pocket is loose enough that the phone may rotate, the camera bump is my guide.
    3) even if I happen to pull it out facing the wrong way (horrors!), I can turn it around. That’s not enough of a reason to hold on to old tech.

    Bring on Face ID!
     
  8. Hater macrumors 6502a

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    These "issues" are getting outrageous. The iPhone X isn't the first phone to have a completely flat front, hell, even the very first HTC One in 2008 had a completely flat front!
     
  9. bufffilm Suspended

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    That's rich!!!

    I love this answer! :D

    Funniest thing read in quite a while. Maybe all year.

    Carry on.
     
  10. nanocustoms thread starter macrumors regular

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    the HTC one was in line with everything apple was doing from an ID standpoint. It was consistent with the iMac line as well as being unibody.

    I bought one, tried to switch, but hated it.

    Different strokes for different folks, but I know apple will handle it by making the home button obsolete through gestures and face ID.

    Just get prepared for change is all I'm saying.
     
  11. wpalomine macrumors member

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    I have a similar concern as well, but not for reaching into my pocket. I do see this as an issue if you carry your phone in a bag without a small pocket to store your phone. But both cases does not apply to me.

    My concern is when the phone is used as an alarm clock -- how will faceid work if the only light is from the iphone screen and/or when the the orientation is upside down.

    Plus the possible awkwardness of using ApplePay. Right now, I just take the phone from my pocket and place my thumb on the touchid... no need to look at the phone.
     
  12. deadworlds macrumors 65816

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    FaceID uses an infrared camera so it works in dark settings. As for how to use FaceID when paying, it was mentioned in the keynote that it will work at any angle as long as it can see your eyes, nose and mouth. Those are the three markers it uses to authenticate.
     
  13. applesith macrumors 68030

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    Just put your phone in your pocket the same way and it will come out the same way. If your iPhone X (or even a 7/8) is rotating in your pocket, then your pants are too big for you.
     
  14. DNichter macrumors G3

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    These posts are ridiculous. Looks like you can't buy the X, problem solved.
     

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