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

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

The haptic feedback, however, which sort of just kicks the bottom part of the phone around, 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 wanted to ask you if you miss the old mechanical home key on your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, or if you have gotten quickly used to the new one.

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

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iPhone 7
  • Display 4.7 inches 1334 x 750 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 7 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A10 Fusion 2GB RAM
  • Storage 256GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1960 mAh
  • OS iOS 13.x


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