iPhone 7(+) New home button = painful?

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  1. piecookie macrumors member

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    Been using my iPhone 7 for a few hours now and honestly it's already starting to annoy my thumb, to the point that I now feel flashes of pain in the hand.

    It just feels so awkward to press on solid glass even though you got the new haptic engine.

    Maybe it takes a while to get used to? I'm sure others will notice this.

    How about you?
     
  2. Floris macrumors 68020

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    I do not have a new iPhone 7. But I did turn on the 'touch to unlock', and I enabled 'raise to wake'.
    That said, no iPhone I owned that had touch id, caused me any pain ever. It is a slight touch? Not sure how this sorta touch can strain you (but every human is different, just curious! not being judgy).
     
  3. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    You still have to push the home button to get to the home screen once you are inside your phone, unless you use 3D touch all of the time.
     
  4. Nozuka macrumors 68000

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    No problems so far. Instantly liked the feeling of the click. Already feels natural to me.
     
  5. noobinator macrumors 603

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    it will take a few days. After this it will feel weird to use an old home button
     
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    Is it any different, after setup, than texting or using the screen and 3D touch?
     
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  9. piecookie thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah maybe I'm pressing it too hard atm?
     
  10. Jal217 macrumors regular

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    I actually really enjoy it. I chose option three because it was the most prominent and it feels great to me. I think it's mostly in people's head that it sucks. I showed a few people and they literally didn't believe the bottom of the phone wasn't clicking. I had to turn off the phone to prove it.
     
  11. noobinator macrumors 603

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    probably. Even on 3 it's not as hard a press as the old home button.
     
  12. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    It still throws me off when I use the macbook trackpad or magic trackpad. When the computer is off, I think why is it not clicking!...oh yeah.
     
  13. kovey macrumors 6502a

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    Jesus Christ. Our forefathers just collectively rolled over in their graves at the thought of you complaining that your worldwide connected phone/camera/video&music player/gaming device causes your weakling thumb some pain when you press it.
     
  14. piecookie thread starter macrumors member

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    Honestly, I'd rather not use any force at all, they could of gotten rid of the button all-together. Maybe this will be tweakable with a jailbreak though.
     
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  16. double329 macrumors 6502

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    I like it, I am used to the new force touch on the new magic track pad.
     
  17. piecookie thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, why not?
     
  18. noobinator macrumors 603

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    well you are on an iPhone forum not a forefathers beliefs forum.
     
  19. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    Lol, this was great! :D
     
  20. daymouse macrumors regular

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    I really like it. Pressing the new home button the pressing the old style really makes the old style feel very dated like pressing the play button on an old tape player! Really soft and squishy and feels like you have to press really far down.

    Coming from a 6 as well the speed it unlock is crazy!
     
  21. lancastor macrumors 6502a

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    I love the new homebutton. It hated the mechanical ones since the iPhone 3G. The solid state button is one of the best feature of the new iPhone generation.
     
  22. olliewollie1 macrumors newbie

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    Another way to prove it is cover it in fabric and then try pressing. Won't work unless it senses a finger print.
     
  23. slippery-pete macrumors 65816

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    Really? Pain pushes? Really??????
     
  24. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    Love this post, perfectly sums it up!
     
  25. Wise87 macrumors 6502

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    Time to hit the gym and work out your thumb.
     

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