The New iPad Home Button not flush with the bezel

Discussion in 'iPad' started by coolwater, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. coolwater macrumors 6502a


    Jun 8, 2009
    My iPad 3 has a slightly raised home button.

    I am not going to return it. I just hope many have the same problem. :D
  2. Mjmar macrumors 65816

    May 20, 2008
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    I'd be happy with that since my iPad 2's home button was recessed and I'd need to dig my thumb into it in order to press it.
  3. MSampson macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2008
    Mine is on a slight angle - down on one side and up on the opposite. Not happy but I won't exchange it.
  4. iHeartsteve macrumors 65816


    Feb 12, 2012
    I think that's better than being sunken down like the other poster said. On all my iPhones, the button always seems to lower after time bc we press it so much.
  5. coolwater thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 8, 2009
    My Original iPad's home button was slightly sunken from the beginning and it remains just the same after 2 years of constant constant use -- it has not sunken more at all. But, this time I hope it sinks a little so that it becomes more flush with the bezel. :)
  6. ArztMac macrumors regular


    Jul 22, 2011
  7. coolwater thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 8, 2009
    Good for you! :)
  8. matttye macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England
    Apple should just do away with the home button now that there's gestures for everything anyway. So many people end up having problematic home buttons.
  9. Jackintosh macrumors 6502a


    Mar 21, 2009
    That's what the Blackberry Playbook has had from day 1. No home button, all actions are screen swipes. A plus for their architecture on this point.
  10. Ste Nova macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2012
    LL22, UK
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    Mines flush too
  11. bobright macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    I haven't took off the factory plastic packaging until my shield gets here, whew had to check the home button after reading this thread though.

    I'm good it's perfectly flush. I'm so happy with my unit last year I had bleeding, dead pixels tons of crap wrong and returned a bunch of units. This year *knocks on wood* my iPad seems perfect. :) :apple:
  12. ejisfun macrumors regular

    Jan 7, 2011
    Mine's actually somewhat wiggly, although still's kind of annoying but I rarely use the home button anyway because of multitasking gestures.
  13. Trepex macrumors 6502a


    Apr 5, 2007
    Ottawa, Canada
    Use gestures! I hated my raised iPhone home button because it kept catching lint in my pocket. Finally exchanged it. Luckily my new iPad home button is just slightly below flush. Perfect!
  14. Tommy R macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2012
    I JUST got a new one yesterday and I had the same issue...didn't feel like going to exchange it as it works perfectly. So...I tried giving the home button a couple stiff, sustained presses. Not crushing pushes, but firm. And it seemed to settle in just perfectly :)

    I'm not suggesting you do this yourself, not sure of the long term effect of trying this will be. But just thought I'd pass that on.

  15. hobspain macrumors member


    Mar 29, 2010
    Good call! I tried this and it worked . Now my home button is almost flush!
  16. Rodster macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    I started a thread asking if there was a way to avoid using the HOME and Power Buttons. Happily someone informed me about "assistive touch". I rarely if every have to use either button. I'm pretty rough with physical buttons on any device so if possible I like to avoid them at all cost. Now I can access the Home Screen, Volume Controls and even Power Off the iPad via assistive touch. :)

    I also think Apple should do away with the Home button. Maybe iPad 4th Gen
  17. Sylon macrumors 68020


    Feb 26, 2012
    Michigan/Ohio, USA
    Mine kinda sits flush, it might be slightly below the surface of the screen. Very hard to tell. It presses funny though, feels like it presses down at an angle. Very weird. I try avoiding the home button as much as possible and just use multitouch gestures.
  18. ixodes macrumors 601


    Jan 11, 2012
    Pacific Coast, USA
    I bought three one for each member of the family.

    Each of the buttons fit differently. One is sunken below the surface by approx 2pm. One is raised slightly above, perhaps 1mm. Finally the third one is off center in the opening.

    It's no big deal. We have to collapse our expectations, since Apples quality is bound to degrade & suffer due to outrageous demand placed on foxconn workers to build these at warp speed to meet demand.

    The three all work ok, not great, but ok, and they should last a year which is all I care. I'll buy new ones next years anyway. The days of the long lasting Apple product are over. These are throwaways in the new era.

    For those who manage to get more time from theirs, consider yourself lucky. Besides I've noticed there's plenty of you tube videos to teach you how to repair these rather cheap ill fitting buttons.

    The good new is, perhaps Apple will employ contemporary thinking and acquiesce. Installing touch a sensitive button makes complete sense, it's easy since the display is touch sensitive and you don't see those failing.

    Sometimes common sense and the obvious escapes companies like Apple.
  19. Rodster macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    You know that's a great idea. Apple should consider permanently moving the Assistive Touch white indicator where the physical currently is. There really is NO need for a physical button anymore. I prefer Assistive Touch, works great 100% of the time with 0% wear.
  20. barkomatic macrumors 68040

    Aug 8, 2008
    Mine is flush. If you're still in the 14 day window I'd return it and repurchase a new iPad. If it truly didn't bother you, then you probably wouldn't have posted about it I'm guessing.

    After that return window closes, the geniuses will likely say this issue is "within spec" and refuse an exchange for a refurb.
  21. Medic311 macrumors 68000


    Jul 30, 2011
    i would prefer everything to be done on the screen. i feel that the home button could be eliminated on all iOS devices (except on the iphone 4s it's used for siri, so they would have to think of a different input trigger for that).

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