iPhone 7(+) New home button = painful?

piecookie

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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?
 

Floris

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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).
 

mattopotamus

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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'.
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.
 

Jal217

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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.
 
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mattopotamus

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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.
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.
 
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kovey

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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.
 

piecookie

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

AbSoluTc

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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.
Lol, this was great! :D
 
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daymouse

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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!
 

lancastor

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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.
 

olliewollie1

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

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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?
Really? Pain pushes? Really??????
 
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iphone1105

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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.
Love this post, perfectly sums it up!
 
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Wise87

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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?
Time to hit the gym and work out your thumb.
 
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