What if the 5S home button is really...?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lolkthxbai, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. lolkthxbai macrumors 65816


    May 7, 2011
    What if the 5S home button is really a small joystick?

  2. DariusX macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2013
    what if I told you that you are not funny?
  3. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

    Jimmy James

    Oct 26, 2008
    What if I told you that my joystick is my home button?
  4. dumastudetto macrumors 68030

    Aug 28, 2013
    I always find honesty is the best policy.
  5. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

    Jimmy James

    Oct 26, 2008
  6. MJD Dawg macrumors 6502

    Apr 27, 2009
    Junction of the Pacific, Juan de Fuca & NA Plates
    The better question might be: what if the home button is really...just a home button?
  7. MalusSylvestris macrumors member

    Sep 7, 2013
    I was thinking the same thing. Reading this forum it almost seems to be taken as read that there is a fingerprint scanner on the 5S. I'm not so sure. Would Apple really do something so gimmicky?
  8. borgqueenx macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    Why do so many guys keep thinking its gimmicky. Apple would only put in a reader that would work well and fast.
  9. R.Stoychev macrumors 6502a


    Dec 23, 2012
    No, who will need joystick on touchscreen device :confused:
  10. Makaveliarts macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2010
    Lol, FP Scanner is gimmicky.

    I highly disagree.
  11. MalusSylvestris macrumors member

    Sep 7, 2013
    Depends. If it's just to unlock the phone then it's a worthless gimmick. If it actually gets used as part of the app ecosystem eg for online banking security or even for making payments directly from the device then yes it is something I could get behind.

    But it seems like NFC is unlikely until the iPhone 6 - not that this bothers me as I have only recently upgraded to a 5 so I will likely not be upgrading until 2015, by which time it should be mature technology.
  12. pmau macrumors 65816

    Nov 9, 2010
  13. Zerilos macrumors 6502a

    Dec 18, 2012


    Also disagree. It wouldn't be a jaw dropping feature if it was only to unlock, but it would still improve my experience using my phone considerably.
  14. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    I won't believe its a fingerprint scanner till I see it
  15. yeah macrumors 6502a


    Jul 12, 2011
    What if the home button on the iPhone 5S is a control mechanism to open a portal into a world where 727,040 pixels on a touch-screen show different colors to show an operating system called iOS 7? :eek:

    :D :cool:
  16. sulpfiction macrumors 68030


    Aug 16, 2011
    Philadelphia Area
    12 or sarcastic? Which is it?


    It will most likely be limited at launch. Maybe it will just unlock ur phone (which would still be great cause its annoying entering my 4 digit code every 5 mins). But, if the technology is good, fast & secure (which i bet the house it will be) then it will only be a matter of time before every major app that has passwords and payments will adopt it. In fact, I bet there are already some that have apps waiting in the wings...and possibly one or 2 at launch.

    I have a feeling the 5S will go down in history as the phone that changes everything in the way of passwords and mobile payments. #truth.
  17. FelixDerKater Contributor


    Apr 12, 2002
    Nirgendwo in Amerika
    I won't believe the home button includes a fingerprint scanner until I can stop typing an 8-digit password everytime I want to open my phone. Tap. Done. Impressive. That is, if it works regularly...
  18. paulbennett95 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 30, 2012
    Long Island, NY
    How can something be gimmicky if you haven't even seen it yet? :confused:
  19. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

    Jimmy James

    Oct 26, 2008
    Even for the very casual gamer like myself a joystick would enhance the experience. The only game I wish was on the platform is Gran Turismo. The problem would be with it not getting in the way the rest of the time.

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