New home button on new Ipad Pro?

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  1. Newtons Apple Suspended

    Newtons Apple

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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?
     
  2. DNichter macrumors 68000

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    I'd prefer the solid state home button and touch ID 2. I see both happening.
     
  3. 960design macrumors 68000

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    I agree. I dislike the 'click' of the 'old' home buttons when compared to the iPhone 7's. It does not move and yet responds ( feels like ) a real button, AMAZING!
     
  4. IPadNParadise macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  5. grad macrumors regular

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    No click no deal for me. And I hate (too) narrow bezels.
     
  6. subjonas macrumors 6502a

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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?
     
  7. DNichter macrumors 68000

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    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.
     
  8. Newtons Apple thread starter Suspended

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    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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