All iPads Missing the old home button

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Neodym, Apr 7, 2015.

  1. Neodym macrumors 68000


    Jul 5, 2002
    It probably sounds strange, but I do miss the old style of the home button since Apple introduced TouchID.

    As TouchID probably requires a flat surface to properly read the fingerprint, I understand that they had to get rid of the smoothly curved concave button of the past (which simply felt good to the touch). And the square with rounded edges had to go for the same reason, I believe.

    But the new button now shows a small rim where the old button's edge was flush with the bezel. It looks a bit - unfinished. And the new button (at least in the iPhone 6+) sounds and feels - in comparison - awfully cheap when pressed, where the old button has a more smooth and saturated click to offer.

    Call me crazy, but being used to Apple's normal attention to even the smallest details, I feel they neglected this aspect with the new home buttons.

    Anyone feeling the same or is everyone happy with their TouchID buttons in recent iPads?
  2. Jawnathin macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2009
    Nope. Love TouchID. Quality feels the same to me as the old home button, just much better to use thanks to the finger print reader. I wouldn't want to go back.

    This has been my experience on my 5S, 6, and Air 2.
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I really do not notice that much of a difference between the old and new. I do not use the finger ID. I love my Air 2!
  4. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    the touch id button annoyingly draws the eyes towards it

    the old button almost disappeared into the bezel. looks more minimal…except for the black touch id

    when will they get rid of the home button?
  5. hamiltonDSi macrumors 68000


    Jul 29, 2012
    Touch ID looks like cr*p on Silver and Gold models but it's beautiful on the Space Grey devices.

    I have a Gold Air 2 and a Space Grey iPhone 6 Plus and my dad has a Space Grey Air 2 and a Gold iPhone 6.
    He does not want to switch our iPads to match with our phones. Lol.
  6. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

    Feb 6, 2014
    From what I understand, the metal rim around the new home button is what actually activates TouchID, so the rim itself serves an important purpose.

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