New home button durability

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  1. jcorbin macrumors 6502a

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    one of the things that apple notes is the virtual home button is supposed to do away with the long standing issue of the home button breaking. Do you guys think that'll be the case?

    Also...how does it work??
     
  2. noobinator macrumors 603

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    It's not physical so we will definitely have no home button failures. You can have taptic (or is it haptic?) feedback failures or touch ID failures but no more home button per say since it's not a button.

    It senses pressure/touch and provided feedback and performs actions.
     
  3. anonymous6237 macrumors 6502

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    The home "button" is a solid state with no moving parts. It's really just a force sensitive sensor (like the rest of the phone) and the feel of the button comes from the taptic engine. Basically there isn't really anything to "break" in the traditional sense of the home button.
     
  4. HEK Suspended

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    Just keep pressing it and report back to us once a month.
     
  5. noobinator macrumors 603

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    OP in a month: My home button no longer works, it stopped clicking! (cold out so OP is wearing gloves)
     
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    So tired of hearing the words too clicky, mushy, sunken in, etc. I do not blame Apple for changing it! They will save millions.
     
  7. HEK Suspended

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    Use nose
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    Yeah but can't you just hear it....listen........it's not clicky enough, too solid, miss the sunken feeling
     
  8. jcorbin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Don't get me wrong I like it. And I know about the gloves. I just wanted to get opinions.

    As for asking how it works. I sort of remember the keynote about 3D Touch and how it measures something between the display and digitizer. As the home "button" has neither I was curious if it worked slightly differently.
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    Also this being just a sensor with no moving parts it should survive use by say a 19mo old
     
  9. HEK Suspended

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    Is this what they mean by click bate?
     
  10. ZombiePete macrumors 68020

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    It makes sense that it would last longer than the old home button, since there are no moving parts (except the taptic engine of course). No more crud getting into the button and making it act funky; no more wearing out the mechanism behind the button, etc.
     
  11. jcorbin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Um...sure
     
  12. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Trust me, there will still be complaints from anal retentive members like "Setting '3' on the replacement iPhone I received doesn't feel right/not as strong as my last iPhone."
     
  13. jcorbin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Fair enough
     
  14. djinn macrumors 68000

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    I really hated mushy home buttons. People at work got annoyed with me asking, "Hey, can I feel your button?"
     
  15. KittyToy macrumors 6502

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    I didn't know home buttons could break. I have never had one break on me.
     

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