applebynature wrote: »
Y'all keep saying that this would require a switch to a flexible display material...I don't believe this is true.
I think they're using other technology to detect both the time of the press (milliseconds matter, and more milliseconds could mean a harder press, as it does take more milliseconds to push harder) and the surface area of the press (more surface area of a touch means a harder touch).
The hard glass overlay of all these devices, AppleWatch and iPhone alike, does not allow for the precise deformation needed to detect a so called hard press, therefore a flexible display underlay does not matter for this particular feature.
If anyone has an argument against anything I just said I honestly want to hear it. I know I might sound cocky in the above post but I'm honestly curious.
I'm not in favor of getting rid of the Home Button, but will reserve judgment to see how the combination of Force Touch and Taptic Engine work together. It may be possible that Apple can simulate a tactile button significantly enough to warrant removal of the Home Button.
Those claiming that Force Touch requires a flexible display don't have the first clue about what Force Touch is, or how it works. They look at Apple's examples and literally believe the screen is supposed to dimple when touched.
There are a lot of people that shouldn't be allowed to comment, for reasons of public sanitation.