Are you missing a mechanical home button on the iPhone 7? (poll results)

Are you missing a mechanical home button on the iPhone 7? (poll results)
The haptic feedback of the iPhone 7's home key sort of just kicks the bottom part of the phone around, and is not entirely similar to the satisfying clicky feeling when you pressed the button on previous iPhones, which may bug some people. That is why we asked you last week if you miss the old mechanical home key on your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, or if you have gotten used to the new one. Well, it turns out that the opinion on the new pressure-sensitive key is pretty split, but still more than half of our respondents are quick on the uptake of the haptic stuff.

With the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Apple ditched the clickable physical home key for a pressure-sensitive one that has an adjustable haptic feedback when pressed. That haptic key on the iPhone 7 takes some getting used to, both if you are coming from Android, and if you are upgrading from an older iPhone, but overall the uptake period is pretty short, while the advantages of this design are numerous. 

First off, there are no wearing parts as there were with the clickable home key, plus the home key gives you varying degrees and patterns of feedback for different events, thanks to the excellent Taptic Engine underneath. Moreover, this lack of a mechanical home button made the iPhone 7 easier to waterproof, and so on.

Are you missing the mechanical home button on the iPhone 7?

Yes, the clicky feeling is not the same
No, I've gotten used to the new key

Related phones

iPhone 7
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A10 Fusion, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 1960 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
iPhone 7 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A10 Fusion, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2900 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. pupkin

Posts: 150; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

No I don't. To tell you the truth this the best iPhone 7 feature for me.

3. AllFanboysMatter

Posts: 206; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Too bad Tim Cook the Crook got rid of the 3.5mm headphone jack for the sake of profits. Apple will never be getting my money. How can a company like Apple who has over $100Bln in cash be so damn greedy? you can't include a 3.5mm headphone jack just so you can make beats look better to your stupid consumer userbase? Also, so you can offer your silly 160 dollar AirPods? More like rip-off pods. What happens when you lose them? What happens when you lose one? does it cost like 80 dollars to replace? Apple are some of the biggest criminals known to man. They literally steal money out of people's wallets. After steve jobs died, tim cook the crook has done absolutely nothing to improve this sorry piece of crap company. At least Google tries to work hard and come out with innovative products. What is the greatest accomplisment that apple has made in the past 5 years? Coming out with a Black Trashcan? Nobody wants that. My neighbor bought one, but he's a certified idiot. Apple - go back to your roots. Include the features that people actually want and maybe someday you may get my money. But until you do, it will stay safe in sound in either my chase, us bank, or pnc bank account and will go straight to most things google. It's a shame that you have lose so much respect over the years, but what the hell do think happens when you come out with mediocre products? us smarter consumers will not bow down to you anymore. Please, for the love of technology, we all want you to brainstorm innovative products. No stupid watches, no stupid devices without a damn headphone jack, but stuff that can sincerely change the world. So tim cook the crook...get the damn program dude. right now, you look like nothing but a fool crying to get back into the game. Game Over Apple. You're DOOMED.

6. superkuiken

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 24, 2013

You done?

7. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

Errr,,,,,,etc. Only thing that I miss is I has to press the button to unlock the Phone.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31632; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Get Laid.

10. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

We both know such a thing is a plausible impossibility for people like him. You should tell him to grab a bottle of lotion and a box of Kleenex. That might be his only option......

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31632; Member since: Feb 05, 2011


12. AlikMalix unregistered

@allfanboysmatter: This is a religious thing for you, isn't it?

13. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Nice post. Be more concise next time so people would actually read it.

8. Landon

Posts: 1248; Member since: May 07, 2015

In your opinion, that's the best feature of the iPhone 7? Let me will buy anything as long as it has an Apple logo on it?

2. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

I tried it recently and it definitely doesn't feel like a physical home button. It feels like the bottom third of the phone is getting pressed, like a trackpad on laptop. It feels really good though, and definitely better than capacitive button. Not to mention no longer the issue of broken home button. I much appreciate the change.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31632; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I love it. It took some getting used to, but now I wouldn't want to go back. Trust that other OEM's will follow suit, and it'll soon be the norm. I'm pleasantly surprised with the 7 Plus, minus true multitasking.

5. M.O.A.B

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

I tried it on my cousin's iphone 7 and i was surprised by the way it feels, stange but really cool haptic feedback, never experienced anything like it before, apple implemented it really well

14. straightfromhell

Posts: 15; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Expensive and ugly phone

15. jacobspeeds

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Are you missing the headphone jack? Answer: No. I've thrown all my headphones in the trash and learned to live with it. f**king bunch of brainwashed morons you all're so embarrassed to say you made a blunder so you say that s**t...get a life iDiots

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