Is your off button loose?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by NovemberWhiskey, Jul 14, 2015.

  1. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

    NovemberWhiskey

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    I received a number of watches, and it's been a mixed bag. Some are loose like the iphone sleep/wake buttons that i have had in the past, and some are secure and don't move at all.

    What about yours?

    By loose, I mean you can wiggle it around with just your finger.
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

    Newtons Apple

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    I have detected no movement when I use it which is about zero times. The button is useless to me as I never make phone calls from my watch nor use Apple Pay. Hope they let the USER make a choice as to what this button does in the future.
     
  3. BaggieBoy macrumors 6502

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    Mine moves slightly, doesn't cause me any concern though.
     
  4. jmh286 macrumors member

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  5. Rok73 macrumors 65816

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    Some wiggle, some don't. Mine does. Nothing to worry about.

    Was the same with one of my iPhone 5's (swapped one because of the standby button being defective).
     
  6. Repelle macrumors regular

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    I've experienced the same and had some that rattled when they were just tapped lightly. The 42mm ML that I have now has no such issue, the button is firm.

    I've never understood why the tolerances aren't better for things like buttons; one would assume that the mouldings/castings are identical in size, so there shouldn't be any movement.
     
  7. Lennyvalentin macrumors 6502a

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    I would very much like to be able to launch a specific, often-used app with that one button press. Or perhaps show a grid of say, up to nine favorite apps which could then be launched with one tap on the screen (force touch to re-configure the grid... :))
     
  8. Tom G. macrumors 68000

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    I been accused of having a loose button for the last 60 years or so. :D
     
  9. Lennyvalentin macrumors 6502a

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    Looking at my iPhone 5S' lock button, the play in the button is on the order of like one, or perhaps a few tenths of a millimeter, tops. That really isn't much.

    You really don't want tolerances to get too tight, because then you'll end up with some buttons that will jam in the casing of the device it sits in, because any mass-produced device will always, always vary slightly in size and shape, for a multitude of reasons. If you ever watched the Jony Ives introduction of the original iPhone 5, you'll hear him talk about the 250+ slightly different cuts of the rear glass antenna windows in the casing, just as one illustration of this phenomenon.
     
  10. Repelle macrumors regular

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    That's a good example.
     
  11. Talkingtoaster macrumors regular

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    Mine is slightly loose, was solid on day 1. Has anybody else exchanged one of these outside the 2 week initial ownership period? I might go into a store and 'fiddle' with all the display watches.
     
  12. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    Mine moves a bit and if you tap it will make a bit of noise. I don't notice it unless I look for the issue. If I were a bit more picky maybe but right now, it does not bother me.
     

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