Iphone 7's biggest issue is its home button, not the headphone jack

Forums - General Discussion - Iphone 7's biggest issue is its home button, not the headphone jack

The headphone jack at least makes sense and people freaking out about it is just too much. Like lmao just use the adapter and your old headphones for f***s sakes lol

[Switch Friend code: 3909-3991-4970]

[Xbox Live: JissuWolfe]

[PSN: Jissu]

[Wii U/NNID: Jaekization]

[3DS Friend code: 2852-7052-1758]

Around the Network
smbu2000 said:
Never said:

The only thing I could imagine bugging me with the iphone 7 over my current iphone 6 plus are the rare occasions I would want to use earphones and charge at the same time.

Not a fan of ios 10 though... Pointless cosmetic changes which I don't see as being better, possible improvements to things I don't use and (most annoyingly on my iphone 6 plus) requiring I push the home button to unlock after I scan my finger print rather than simply scanning my finger print.

Not sure if you know about this, but if you go into Settings->General->Accessibility->Home Button then you can set the option "Rest Finger to Open" to On. That will allow you to get into your iPhone without having to actually push the home button. 


It makes it much easier to get into your phone as you don't have to actually push the button to get into your phone. On my 7 plus, I just have to lift up my phone and place my finger on the home button, it works great again. I'm not sure why they made the other way, the default option. It screwed me up after I first installed ios 10 on the 6s plus I had before. 

Thanks for that. It's crazy that they hid that option deep under accessibility too.

There are so many little things they screwed within os 10, such as alarm notifications now taking a couple of clicks to dismiss (when you're using your phone) or when my neice facetimes me in order to ask for permision to get an app i can no longer click accept until she quits facetime because the facetime banner covers the relivant button (pretty sure it wasn't like that before),

I really don't know what they were thinking as I don't see any advantage with os10 at all. Meanwhile, there are significant improvments they could have done to make things actually better and be more competative with android.

I like the home button (taptic engine is great) and love the iPhone 7 in general. While waiting for the 7 to arrive I used an android for a while (first time for me) and all I can say is; wow. Clunky OS.

"These are the highest quality pixels that anybody has seen"

So, I own an iPhone 7. It's my first iPhone, and previously I owned a Galaxy S4, Nexus 6, and V10, in that order. I am very well acquainted with Android, both its strengths being open and easy to manipulate, and its major weakness of being applied to so many different kinds of hardware, apps having issues is pretty much guaranteed (resource issues, battery drain issues, etc.). That said, the optimized nature of the iPhone is actually fairly nice. The battery is smaller than my V10 and my Nexus 6, to a significant degree, really, yet it lasts longer doing the same tasks.

I was worried about the iPhone 7 just a hair from the lack of headphone jack, but they toss the 3.5mm to lightning adapter in the box and it gets the job done well. I literally never need to charge and listen to music simultaneously, and if that was such a huge need for me, as an educated consumer, I'm aware there is a dongle that would be fine for those situations that splits the lightning port into two. If I'm already burning the cash on a flagship phone, $40 for that adapter hardly seems like a grand expense to make sure my needs are met with my preferred new technology.

Admittedly, the home button was a little weird at first, but I adjusted the feedback, and it does feel like a button with a click and everything. I was genuinely surprised it wasn't a button when my friend first showed me. Overall, it's a non issue.

There are benefits to the more closed nature of the iPhone, and if you are a diehard Android fanatic without really trying Apple, you don't have much room to speak. I may as well also mention that if you are shopping flagship phones, the iPhone hardly breaks the bank anymore which makes price not nearly the same argument it used to be when the iPhone genuinely was more expensive to a significant enough degree to matter.

Overall, I like the iPhone 7 so far and come away with the knowledge that every smart phone ultimately feels relatively the same. Brand or OS loyalty seems dumber than ever.