Tapgate

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by i0Nic, Apr 9, 2015.

  1. i0Nic macrumors 65816

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    So I tried on many different watches today and the thing I noticed was the haptic tap feedback was different on all the watches I tried.

    On some watches it was barely noticeable, on others it was much stronger and more noticeable.

    I am hoping this is just for the earlier demo models and they've now fixed the issue, but if this comes up with production models that are shipped to customers I think this will be a big deal.
     
  2. Flow39 macrumors 68000

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    You can adjust how hard the watch taps you from what I've taken from reviews, so maybe they are just demoing all the different levels of taps available on the watch.
     
  3. i0Nic thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I know you can change the setting, but I doubt this would be the case.
     
  4. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    There's many levels of vibrations. Like 4 or 5 levels.
     
  5. samiznaetekto macrumors 65816

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    Nilay Patel mentioned in his review that his loan unit had broken taptic engine - no taps at all. He had to get a replacement unit.
     
  6. i0Nic thread starter macrumors 65816

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    John Gruber said the same thing.
     
  7. zacheryjensen macrumors 6502a

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    One reviewer, John Gruber, said:

    In his review here http://daringfireball.net/2015/04/the_apple_watch

    So... yeah, this could be a thing. An annoying, return-generating thing. Guess we'll see.
     
  8. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    You saying this is concerning me... I know John Gruber had this problem.

    http://daringfireball.net/2015/04/the_apple_watch
     
  9. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    That was John Gruber.
     
  10. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Haha we posted the exact same thing.
     
  11. atlatnesiti macrumors 6502a

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    You don't say...

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    why not...?

    BTW; I have tried some of SS 42 mm @ Apple Store George Street and none of them exhibited this so called problem.
    PS; "Tapgate"..? Really..?
     
  12. i0Nic thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Look at the demo iPhones, iPads and macs. Do they have different settings other than defaults for font sizes, accessibility etc?
     
  13. zacheryjensen macrumors 6502a

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    More importantly, reports are consistent that you can't actually DO anything with the software on the try-on watches. They are in a demo loop. Nobody's changing their settings.

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    Oh but, most importantly, this will absolutely be covered under the warranty. I'm not sweating it. Just hoping I don't have to deal with it.
     
  14. Rangers94 macrumors regular

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    How will we know if the taps are working correctly without other units to compare to? I have a feeling that many people will be bringing their watches back to Apple complaining about this only to find out it is working as intended. I can see this being an issue.
     

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