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IPadNParadise

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Jan 12, 2013
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I love waking up my 7+ just by picking it up, love barely tapping the Home Button and love the narrow bezels. Just seems so classy compared to my ipp 9.7". With all that already in place on an iphone seems as if Apple could add those features to an ipp 2 along with spec bumps, and not be upstaging the iphone 8.
 

subjonas

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Feb 10, 2014
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Real question: from a UX point of view, what makes the solid state button better than a click button? I've tried it briefly and personally I prefer a real click. Is it simply a preference or does it have a tangible advantage? One benefit I've heard is that it is less prone to break (although I've never had problems with home buttons on any of my iOS devices). Are there other direct UX benefits? I understand it has indirect benefits like it helps with water resistance. But assuming those benefits could somehow be attained through other means while keeping a click button, what other direct objective benefit(s) does the solid state button itself have for a user?
 

DNichter

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Apr 27, 2015
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Real question: from a UX point of view, what makes the solid state button better than a click button? I've tried it briefly and personally I prefer a real click. Is it simply a preference or does it have a tangible advantage? One benefit I've heard is that it is less prone to break (although I've never had problems with home buttons on any of my iOS devices). Are there other direct UX benefits? I understand it has indirect benefits like it helps with water resistance. But assuming those benefits could somehow be attained through other means while keeping a click button, what other direct objective benefit(s) does the solid state button itself have for a user?

Just the things you already mentioned. At first it feels odd, but then you quickly get used to it. Those benefits you mention outweigh a click feeling from a physical button. It still feels like a click.
 

Newtons Apple

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Mar 12, 2014
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Real question: from a UX point of view, what makes the solid state button better than a click button? I've tried it briefly and personally I prefer a real click. Is it simply a preference or does it have a tangible advantage? One benefit I've heard is that it is less prone to break (although I've never had problems with home buttons on any of my iOS devices). Are there other direct UX benefits? I understand it has indirect benefits like it helps with water resistance. But assuming those benefits could somehow be attained through other means while keeping a click button, what other direct objective benefit(s) does the solid state button itself have for a user?

One less button to wear out is better. Trying briefly is not enough. As far as missing the click, it is still there, just different. I am pretty sure you could adapt.

Really does not matter what each of us like as Apple has already made the choice for us.:)
 
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Kal-037

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Really like the home button on the 7+ and am hoping they use the same on the new iPads!

Which would you prefer?
If they don’t use the iPhone X design (no home button at all) I won’t upgrade.
There is no reason to have a home button (mechanical or digital) besides muscle memory or preference... the new iPads would be much better if they were pretty much just a giant piece of glass. The Forehead and chin bezel look with a home button should have been discontinued years ago.
I love the speed and beautiful screen on the 2017 iPPs but I like the design and simplicity of the iPhone X, 1 trillion times more. I foresee Apple ditching the home button for iPad Pros and keeping it only for their “The iPad” line.
A year ago I’d have been all for the digital 7 and 8 home button, but now having the iPhone X for just one month... I can’t wait for the iPads to adopt that look.


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960design

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Apr 17, 2012
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Real question: from a UX point of view, what makes the solid state button better than a click button?
Did you know that you can turn up the 'thump' felt via the solid state button? You can make the click more or less clicky. I like very little click, my girlfriend likes it to shock her.

One benefit I've heard is that it is less prone to break (although I've never had problems with home buttons on any of my iOS devices).
Apple makes very high quality products. The chances of the home button breaking are slim. Nonetheless I have replaced over a dozen home buttons that have broken. I haven't replaced a single solid state button. Moving parts will wear over time. All 'click buttons' will break someday.
 

grad

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Jun 2, 2014
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Any specific reson for hating narrow bazzel

I'd rather have an efficient way of holding it, especially if the thing is that large. I mostly use it for reading and annotating PDF files and taking/sketching notes. If I just wanted a big screen to watch movies I could always use my 50" 4K TV and HTPC (a Hack Mini because Apple never listens), if I wanted 0.5 inches more of screen estate I could always use my MacBook, if I wanted desktop experience I could always use my my triple 30" monitor setup of my super workstation.
 
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