It is known very well that the main button of the Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus has ceased to be “mechanical” and became basically a screen with a technology Taptic engine, or rather, there is now a haptic vibration technology that gives the feeling to the user that you are receiving a mechanical feedback of a button.
What If Your iPhone 7’s Home Button Fails?
Have you ever imagined that what will you do if your iPhone 7’s capacitive home button fails? As it is known the main button of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus has ceased to be “mechanical” and became basically a screen with a technology Taptic engine, or rather, there is now a haptic vibration technology that gives the feeling to the user that you are receiving a mechanical feedback of a button.
Yes, it is sure that the tech giant Apple knows that this system is not reliable and can give, at some point, a misconception.
Hence, this subject is not exactly new (not even the problem reported a few days ago) but brings a considerable amount of additional information. Apple is providing the iPhone with sensitive technology, leaving its mechanical parts and replacing with genuine and simple electronics.
But will it work with the senses of the human body? Apparently, it works very well and is being extended devices to receive such technology. Since the smartwatches to iPhones, this is a technology that is made simply to stay.
First of all, what it means to have a haptic motor?
Browsing the web information source, it is easy to see that the haptic adjective means “relative to the touch” is synonymous with touch, so the introduction of this mechanism means to imply the “sensors” of the human body that “button” plays a tactile action which is very sensitive to the touch. The engine that Apple introduced on the iPhone 6S, to simulate the impact of click on the screen and have a new dimension of menus, called 3D Touch, changed the mechanical habit to a different reality based on perception.
With the introduction of the iPhone 7, Apple ended the mechanism click mechanically simply by replacing it with a solid button, pressure sensitive, using such Taptic engine.
The program that controls the engine and produces this haptic feeling which is deeply involved in iOS 10, such that the iPhone 7 is able to automatically offer a temporary solution when its diagnostic software detects that the technology showing some major problems.
According to the available information given by the MacRumors forum member who shared an image that shows on the screen of an iPhone 7, the name of a resource to use the main button on the screen itself, since the device paid problems. These emerged after the iPhone has been switched off by himself when he was carrying, and the haptic mechanism started to malfunctioning.
This information is now circulating which can easily tell us that Apple is “defending” some problems that happen, especially when the iPhone has those “sporadic freezes” and that time we use to click the Home button which had basically solve that issue. Now with a “Virtual Button” it may be possible to replace the solution with another virtual, on-screen button (an option that already existed in the Accessibility options.
May this button become a problem?
Apple says no, that the error rate of this button is lower than the mechanical, however, as mentioned above, this is totally dependent on the software. This is no more than a “screen” with the button format and Apple may have the same in the iconic iPhone 8 as well, which will come out on the tenth anniversary of Apple.
There are still millions of Apple smartphones around the world in need of replacing the Home button as we knew, but certainly, the repair of the iPhone 7 will have a new course, new methods and probably fewer parts that can malfunction.
Despite the fact that a virtual “button” is an area of great concentration of movements. If damaged, then what the repair will cost? As for now, we don’t know the exact solution, so, currently, we have no choice either to keep patience.