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    Default Owners -- What does the new home button feel like?

    Hi,

    I've pre-ordered my 7 plus but it'll take a while to ship. I'm wondering, for anyone who might have the device already, what does the non-pressable home button feel like with the taptic feedback? Does it actually feel / sound like you're depressing a key? Or is it more like the haptic feedback from on-screen buttons on Android devices?
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    Default Re: Owners -- What does the new home button feel like?

    Yep!

    And it annoyed the heck out of me because I always feel like pressing it
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwitchyPuppy View Post
    Yep!

    And it annoyed the heck out of me because I always feel like pressing it
    Interesting... It might take some time to get used to that!
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    Default Re: Owners -- What does the new home button feel like?

    Apple did a great job making the haptic feedback feel kind of like a button is being pressed. It's definitely different and will take some for me to get used to. Ask me again this time next week!
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    Quote Originally Posted by djrakowski View Post
    Interesting... It might take some time to get used to that!
    Definitely!

    But, at least there's haptic feedback. So that's that. I personally like having a feedback of my actions (hence why I need the keyboard clicks ).
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwitchyPuppy View Post
    Definitely!

    But, at least there's haptic feedback. So that's that. I personally like having a feedback of my actions (hence why I need the keyboard clicks ).
    I'm torn... it's good that there are fewer points of failure and ingress, but like you, I appreciate real, tactile, clicky feedback to let me know I've actually DONE something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djrakowski View Post
    I'm torn... it's good that there are fewer points of failure and ingress, but like you, I appreciate real, tactile, clicky feedback to let me know I've actually DONE something.
    I fiddled with one at the Apple Store today and kept trying to double press the Home button to switch apps and, of course, that didn't work so I finally gave up
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    Default Re: Owners -- What does the new home button feel like?

    Quote Originally Posted by TwitchyPuppy View Post
    I fiddled with one at the Apple Store today and kept trying to double press the Home button to switch apps and, of course, that didn't work so I finally gave up
    wait a sec.... what do you mean that didnt work?? is double tap the new home button to bring apps gone ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guacho View Post
    wait a sec.... what do you mean that didnt work?? is double tap the new home button to bring apps gone ??
    I tried double tap, triple tap, long touch, force touch and it didn't work. So I couldn't figure it out..
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwitchyPuppy View Post
    I tried double tap, triple tap, long touch, force touch and it didn't work. So I couldn't figure it out..
    Huh... I can't imagine they've done away with this feature entirely. There must be some other way to get to it. My phone will arrive shortly and that'll be the first thing I check!
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    Quote Originally Posted by djrakowski View Post
    Huh... I can't imagine they've done away with this feature entirely. There must be some other way to get to it. My phone will arrive shortly and that'll be the first thing I check!
    I know right!

    Keep us posted =)
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwitchyPuppy View Post
    I know right!

    Keep us posted =)
    I'm surprised we haven't already seen a front-page how-to article on the blog!
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    Quote Originally Posted by djrakowski View Post
    I'm surprised we haven't already seen a front-page how-to article on the blog!
    Rene's fault!
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    Default Re: Owners -- What does the new home button feel like?

    im at work right now, my wife at home and both iphones 7 were delivered an hour ago, I asked her how does the home button feel?? and she says : what do you mean, it's just a button you silly... sigh !!!!
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    Default Re: Owners -- What does the new home button feel like?

    Let me get back at you in 12 hours. That's when I get mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guacho View Post
    wait a sec.... what do you mean that didnt work?? is double tap the new home button to bring apps gone ??
    Works just fine for me.
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    Default Re: Owners -- What does the new home button feel like?

    I'm loving the new home "button". I like the feel and response much more than the traditional button
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    Default Re: Owners -- What does the new home button feel like?

    Awesome. Good change.
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    Default Re: Owners -- What does the new home button feel like?

    Very different.. Will definitely take me a couple days to adjust
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    Default Re: Owners -- What does the new home button feel like?

    Definitely feels different and most certainly tricks your brain into thinking it actually presses when you touch it. It's a neat, if unnecessary change.
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    Default Re: Owners -- What does the new home button feel like?

    Double tap works fine.

    I'm now used to the new button, nearly. At first it seemed awful.
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    Love it. Feels quite natural to me already, and I had no problem accessing the recent apps pages. I'm very impressed!
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    Default Re: Owners -- What does the new home button feel like?

    I like it. With the home button setting on 3 it almost feels like an actual button. On 2 it feels like something else is going on, 1 was a little too weak for my liking.
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    Default Re: Owners -- What does the new home button feel like?

    I like the way it feels. Actually I like it a lot! It feels very good and the double tap works pretty good. I have had my iPhone 7 for a couple hours and the old home button already seems outdated, lol. Just one less part to break
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    Default Re: Owners -- What does the new home button feel like?

    It's different. But the more I use the phone the more I get use to the feel. I think for some long time iPhone users like me it may take a bit of use to become second nature to use.
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