Taptic engine v1 vs. v2

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lancastor, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. lancastor macrumors 6502a

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    The taptic engine v2 is bigger, faster and more precise than the engine v1 in the iPhone 6S. But i cannot feel any difference. o_O
     
  2. areyes163 macrumors 6502

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    Really. I can. The Taptic Engine is definitely stronger than before in my 6s plus.
     
  3. savagewatts macrumors regular

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    Try scrolling through the letters on the right hand side of your contacts. If that isn't better I don't know what is.
     
  4. Bbqthis macrumors 6502a

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    Or spin the hour and minute dials in the timer in opposite directions AND THEN click the home button. Really incredible.
     
  5. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Huge difference in the Taptic Engine from Gen One. Also, it's faster and more responsive with a stronger pulse
     
  6. lancastor thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thats not possible on iPhone 6S. You have paid 800$ for Taptic Engine v1 and you have to pay another 800$ for Tapric Engine v2 to get systemwide taptic feedback.
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    Placebo? Both hardware feels exact the same for me.
     
  7. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    Not the same at all. Going from a 6S Plus to a 7 Plus, the changes is really evident as far as the taptic engine goes.
     
  8. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Must be then. Because the haptic changes was one of the first things I noticed.
     
  9. Aditya_S macrumors 6502

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    Would it be possible to get the same system wide haptic feedback on the 6s or is it impossible?
     
  10. wepiii macrumors 6502a

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    I kinda agree with the OP here. Sure, the 7plus feels better when scrolling through times and stuff, but what is preventing the 6s from feeling the same way? It's a software limitation not a hardware one.
     
  11. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    They do feel different. I'm just st s loss as to why I should care. Aside from vibration alerts I don't feel like the Taptic Engine adds anything to my iPhone experience.
     
  12. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    The larger Taptic Engine is awesome. Much improved.
     
  13. chrizzz09 macrumors regular

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    Actually the new Taptic Engine adds so much more the iPhone experience. If you mean that it doesn't add any usefulness to the iPhones...probably, but it feels so damn good and satisfying :D
     
  14. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Yeah. I meant usefulness. I found it more annoying than anything that all of the sudden I'm receiving force feedback in places I never had it (and never felt I needed it) before. I'd be happy with the Taptic Engine being completely off except for maybe the home button and alerts.

    I appreciate the vibration alerts because they're much quieter. Before it used to be a loud buzzin. Now it seems barely noticeable.
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    It's not possible, in terms of currently. To start, the hardware is physically different. I guess Apple could have implemented the feedback into the older hardware and it would just feel different. But I doubt they're going to. Maybe jaikbreak.
     
  15. ates macrumors newbie

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    you can disable "system haptics" in settings. It will still work only when pressing home.

     
  16. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    I knew this. :)

    The point of my comment was just to say that, for me, I gain nothing from this new engine (yet, and I say "yet" because Apple can always implement it further). I could have been clearer there.
     

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