iPhone with capacitive home button

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by shazzam, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. shazzam macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2010
    If there's one thing I don't mind about Android devices, it would be their capacitive menu buttons. But do u think Apple will ever implement one? Would u think it was good, bad or trashy to have a capacitive home button?
  2. Shifty88 macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2010
    Capacitive buttons are horrible. Have them on my laptop and have played with them alot on my friends' android phones. They are so irritating and unnatural. Nothing beats a solid, physical button.
  3. Fernandez21 macrumors 601


    Jun 16, 2010
    um, no, I hate the capacitive buttons, much prefer a real button. If they change I would prefer making a gesture area like on the palm pre, it works very well.
  4. shazzam thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2010
    I've never used a Palm Pre 2 but it looks cool how their 'home' is integrated. Imagine that on iPad where on every orientation the home button would always be down the bottom.
  5. SomeDudeAsking macrumors 65816

    Nov 23, 2010
    No, capacitive buttons suck on a phone. As for the iPhone, Steve Jobs should really move the home button to the perimeter of the phone instead of in the front since thumbs and fingers naturally rest along the outer edge. This would make it much easier to reach the home button without having to move your hand so much.
  6. digitard macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2004
    Gilbert, AZ
    I love capacitive buttons. Just not on my phone.

    The new XB360 Slim, for example, has them for the power/eject buttons and I love it. Looks slick. No buttons to push. Very quick to use. Love it!

    As for on my phones they're okay, but for an iPhone I wouldn't care for it. I'd press it accidentally, etc, because of its central location for it's main button. I would prefer to have a physical button on that particular design.

    Maybe a capacitive screen on/off on the side of the phone, but that may be too odd looking w/o all buttons being flush.

    ** NOTE: Right now I have a Motorola Droid so it's got the 4 main buttons in which I'm referencing on "my phone" as of right now.
  7. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    you're kidding...right? I've never had to move my hand to hit the home button, maybe my thumb like...an inch? Seriously, if that's too much effort for you a trip to the Dr may be in order.
  8. gloss macrumors 601


    May 9, 2006
    The irony of this statement vis a vis the iPhone his just hilarious.
  9. bid2ask77 macrumors regular


    Jun 29, 2010
    New York
    I think the iphone works fine the way it is there is no need for it.
  10. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    My Droid X has physical buttons, my wife's original Droid have capacitive. I hate using her phone because of it.

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