So is the X side button solid state or not?


snatefinch

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Right, but he was talking about when the phone is already off.
I would assume that powering on would be the same as powering off and you would use the volume and side button, or even just the side button alone (as you are no longer interfering with Siri, as it is off).

Where are you getting your information from?
 

boshii

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Being that the information in that link was rumor at the time of posting, I would take it with a grain of salt. The link also said Face Id would be called Pearl Id.

Also, if the side button was non-movable I would think the volume buttons would be as well, which I don't think is the case.

Plus, none of the video reviews we've seen so far have said anything about the button not moving. I would imagine that would be talked about since it would be a significant change.
 
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Right, but he was talking about when the phone is already off.
Uh, what?

The side button is not solid state on the 7/8. The home button is, not the side button. When the phone is off, completely off, the home button is inert, but the side button is still a button.
 
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Menel

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It's crazy to think the side button is a solid state button. Just doesn't make any sense whatsoever.
It's gonna be used a whole lot more now. It would go a long ways toward durability. Apple used to have issues with sticky buttons, soft, non responsive, or rattly buttons.
 

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It's gonna be used a whole lot more now. It would go a long ways toward durability. Apple used to have issues with sticky buttons, soft, non responsive, or rattly buttons.
Yeah, but there have to be actual buttons on the phone, for hard reboots, if nothing else. The entire phone can’t be one solid slab.
 

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It's gonna be used a whole lot more now. It would go a long ways toward durability. Apple used to have issues with sticky buttons, soft, non responsive, or rattly buttons.
Yes, this is true but actual buttons are still needed for some functions when solid state buttons are not an option because the phone needs to be on.
 

Menel

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Yeah, but there have to be actual buttons on the phone, for hard reboots, if nothing else. The entire phone can’t be one solid slab.
Solid state buttons can be done for off devices, using standby power separate from CPU. There are a few other products that do this fine.

The power draw could be so little... you've seen those bluetooth tracking tabs that even have active transmitters that can run a year or more on a coincell battery. The amount of power to monitor a couple buttons on a isolated circuit would be minuscule.
 

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Using the home button for example on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8, the solid-state button is attached to the haptic motor, providing tactile feedback to the user. So there have to be some way of knowing which action is being taken by using a solid-state button.