iPhone 8(+) New home button on iPhone 8

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  1. techjunkie25 macrumors newbie

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    What are your feelings on the software driven home button on the 8?

    I understand that the mechanical issue of the older button was occasional failure, but not sure how I feel about a strictly software driven interface...

    What say you all?
     
  2. Moi Ici macrumors regular

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    The last button on the 7 series was also software driven. It’s the very same.
     
  3. noobinator macrumors 603

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    I had it on my 7 Plus and would have never gone back to a mechanical button. That thing got crunchy/sticky over time and drove me nuts.
     
  4. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601

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  5. ivanwi11iams Contributor

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    I don't see the point in the software home button option.
    But, that's just my opinion. Then again, I'm from the BlackBerry days, and I'm used to gestures. So...
     
  6. flashflooder macrumors 6502

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    I prefer the feedback of the clicky button... much more satisfying.

    That being said, I'm actually pretty impressed by the software approximation. It almost feels like the real thing!
     
  7. techjunkie25 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I agree with you, the mechanical button is much more satisfying in the tactile sense, but the button on the 7/8 is quite surprisingly responsive.
     
  8. techjunkie25 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I also am in the brotherhood of the blackberry for work,until I’m forced off my classic for an android device or iPhone.
    I much prefer the B.B. for work though.
     

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