How to change the feedback strength of iPhone 7’s Home button


iPhone 7 Home button
iPhone 7's new home button is awesome.
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus deliver an all-new Home button that uses the Taptic Engine inside your device to simulate clicks. It doesn’t actually move in and out like a traditional iPhone Home button, but that’s not a bad thing.

Not only does it make your iPhone more reliable (without a moving button there’s no need to worry about it failing), but it also makes it more water-resistant. It’s also customizable; you can adjust the strength of the haptic feedback to make your clicks more noticeable.

Here’s how.

Bill Maher explains why you don’t need to buy iPhone 7


Do you really need to buy the iPhone 7?
Do you really need to buy the iPhone 7?
Photo: HBO/Real Time with Bill Maher.

HBO talk show host Bill Maher railed on Apple for not thinking different with the iPhone 7 on his latest show. He suggested that if Apple really wanted to do some thing truly innovative, it should try not releasing a new iPhone ever year.

The comedian’s hilarious segment took aim at everyone from the shareholder that demand greatness every quarter, to the early adopters enabling the monster.

Watch Bill go in on Apple:

iPhone 7 first impressions: The smartphone you love, only better


iPhone 7 back
iPhone 7 has landed.
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

At first glance, the iPhone 7 looks just like the iPhone 6s … and the iPhone 6. It feels the same in your hand, too. Unless you buy the jet black model, or you’re upgrading from a 4-inch iPhone, you’re not going to get any surprises when you pull this baby out of its box.

But there are some subtle changes you’ll appreciate. This is the iPhone you already know and love — only much, much better.

iPhone 7 unboxing video reveals new Home button feature


The first iPhone 7 unboxing we've seen!
Photo: MKBHD/YouTube

The iPhone 7’s new Taptic Home button gives users the ability to make their “iPhone experience even more personal by choosing the click that’s right for [them].”

Revealed as part of a new iPhone 7 unboxing video by YouTuber MKBHD, the feature lets users select light, medium or “firm” haptic feedback to indicate that the handset’s new Taptic Home button has been pressed.

Check out the unboxing video below.

iPhone 7 Home button may not be love at first feel


The iPhone 7 could be in your hand soon. But tech journalists say you might not be convinced to upgrade.
The iPhone 7 could be in your hand soon. But tech journalists say you might not be convinced to upgrade.
Photo: SlashGear

Tech journalists who got their hands on an iPhone 7 Wednesday sometimes felt uneasy with what they were touching.

The most off-putting feature seemed to be the Home button. The once satisfying click of the button has a new sensation thanks to a Taptic Engine. The response to its touch ranged from “awful” to “weird” to the more delicate “it will take some getting used to.”