Main Reason of Force Touch

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lke, Sep 3, 2015.

  1. lke, Sep 3, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2015

    lke macrumors 6502a

    Jun 19, 2009
    The main reason for Apple to use force touch on the iphone 6S is to replace the home button.

    The only way to replace the home button is with force touch.

    By removing the home button the screen will be bigger.
  2. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    negative. TouchID is very much a part of the home button and is not going anywhere. They added it because it's a new innovative feature. Could they add touch ID into the screen?
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Forcetouch will not be replacing the Home Button on the 6S or 6S+
  4. sartrekid macrumors 6502

    Oct 30, 2014
    I'm wondering though... Sony has been very innovative with integrating the fingerprint sensor into the power button on the side. I think that's a pretty slick and smart idea and, if the reports are anything to go by, it works flawlessly. Other OEMs have also presented quite a few innovative features, especially the Huawei Mate S. I could imagine that the iPhone 7 will receive a complete design overhaul.
  5. iApple_man macrumors regular


    Jan 18, 2015
    To me the home button looked better when the 5s came out. Other than that, just maybe lower the top bezel
  6. bhayes444 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2013
    They could probably add Touch ID to the lower bezel if they got rid of the home button; keeping a circle to indicate its placement. Although, they would then have to make sure that area is super scratch resistant... Another issue is people would try and press it and get confused why it isn't working. I just hope they make the home button a bit more shallow, akin to the iPad Air 2. Just feels nicer to me.
  7. recoil80 macrumors 68000

    Jul 16, 2014
    The top bezel has the same size as the lower one for symmetry. They'll reduce the top bezel when they'll get rid of the power button.
    Force touch is a step in that direction, but I'm not sure they'll remove the button in 2016
  8. bhayes444 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2013
    They easily could reduce the bottom bezel by 1/8-1/4" and still have plenty of room for the home button. Also, if they reduced the side bezels a bit that would help with the overall size.
  9. giraffeboy27 macrumors member

    Jan 5, 2013
    Apple have patented an idea to integrate camera and the tech behind the screen. I'll find the link and post it
  10. btrach144 macrumors 65816


    Aug 28, 2015
    TouchID will be replaced by an Iris scanner in the iPhone 8. The new Microsoft 950 Lumia is rumored to have a Iris scanner. Then the OPs dream of no home button can come true.
  11. doboy macrumors 68000

    Jul 6, 2007
    I would absolutely love it if force touching on the home screen brings up app switcher instead of double clicking on the home button.
  12. macher macrumors 65816


    Oct 13, 2012
    I agree. There's still plenty of screen real estate that can be utilized.
  13. Marshall73 macrumors 65816


    Apr 20, 2015
    The main reason is.....STAR WARS. :p

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