Stationary home button.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jdsmitty10, Sep 11, 2016.

  1. jdsmitty10 macrumors member

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    Anyone worried this new home button that isn't actually a button is going to be weird or difficult to get used to?
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Tried a 6s or new Macbook trackpad?

    Same concept
     
  3. jdsmitty10 thread starter macrumors member

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    No I have a 6. And a pc lol

    Can u explain the difference between the original button and the new one?
     
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    The new button does not move. It can "sense" increased pressure but does not move. It is about time.
     
  5. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    From Apple:
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    --- Post Merged, Sep 11, 2016 ---
    Also, if you'll use the search function for the word "home," you'll see there are many threads already discussing this:

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  6. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    As above it senses an increase in pressure and you phone pulses simulating a press
     
  7. Channan macrumors 68030

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    It might feel a little different, but it's still going to feel like you're pressing it.
     
  8. Jnyce macrumors regular

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    Pretty sure the 6s has a physical button not the one mentioned on the 7 page.
     
  9. Channan macrumors 68030

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    He's talking about the 3D Touch display. The MacBook doesn't have a home button at all.
     
  10. Jnyce macrumors regular

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    Right right...early Freudian slip
     
  11. Looney01 macrumors regular

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    Apple didn't mention anything about TouchID. Do any of you reckon that they have improved TouchID as well?

    My main interest is if they have managed to make TouchID work with sweaty fingers. Unfortunately I do suffer from sweaty hand syndrome :( and TouchID always fails when my fingers are wet. Would be amazing if they have managed to get it to recognize sweaty/wet fingers.
     
  12. Taco1933 macrumors 6502

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    So, it senses pressure. That means it shouldn't have the same wet hands issue as the rest of the screen right?
     
  13. Looney01 macrumors regular

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    Not sure what you mean? Why would a pressure sensitive home button not have the same wet hands issue? The home button still has to recognize your fingerprint.

    The question is if the new home button has an improved and faster TouchID that is able to recognize sweaty fingers.
     
  14. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    Wouldn't moisture mask the identity of the fingerprint and accepting less than perfect prints would make Touch ID less secure? I'm no biometric expert, but I'd expect Touch ID to be as secure as possible.
     
  15. Looney01 macrumors regular

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    I'm no expert either, but I can't see why moisture would mask a fingerprint? I hope that it doesn't otherwise I will always struggle with using TouchID and will continuously need to wipe and dry my hands every time I want to use the phone. It gets especially worse in summer :(
     
  16. slippery-pete macrumors 65816

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    Agreed, about time
     
  17. dialdn macrumors newbie

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    Next time your finger is sweaty, train the phone as if it is a new finger.
     

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