According to a website which took an iPhone 7 apart, the new taptic engine is a 
vertical only vibration motor, rather than one which spins.

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> On 19/09/2016, at 08:19, Donna Goodin <doniado...@me.com> wrote:
> 
> I agree Scott.  I suspect that the negative reaction--sighted and blind folks 
> alike--is something akin to the concerns about the removal of the phone jack, 
> i.e. apprehension of the unknown.  I imagine that once most people see how 
> similar the experience with the virtual button is, those concerns will go 
> away.
> Cheers,
> Donna
>> On Sep 18, 2016, at 2:29 PM, Scott Granados <sc...@qualityip.net> wrote:
>> 
>> It’s sort of striking how real it feels considering that’s a haptic response 
>> and not a real button.
>> 
>> I heard of objections about it on some of the mainstream media but I have to 
>> say I’m a fan.
>> 
>>> On Sep 18, 2016, at 12:43 PM, Dan Eickmeier <va3ets2...@me.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> I was sceptical at first too about the new home button, but I really like 
>>> it in the 2 days I've had the phone.
>>> 
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>> 
>>>> On Sep 18, 2016, at 12:12 PM, Donna Goodin <doniado...@me.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> You know, I was skeptical, too, but I really like it.  In fact, like you, 
>>>> Scott, I barely notice the difference.  The haptic feedback really does 
>>>> make it feel like you're actually pressing a mechanical button.
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> Donna
>>>>> On Sep 17, 2016, at 11:51 PM, Scott Granados <sc...@qualityip.net> wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>> Wonder what people think about the new home button?  I was skeptical.  I 
>>>>> had a chance to hold the phone prelaunch but not use it for any length of 
>>>>> time.  It was attached to another device so we were testing from the PC 
>>>>> and controlling the device remotely.  Now that I’ve had a 24 hour period 
>>>>> to use it, I really dig it.  I was afraid because I don’t like the 
>>>>> capacitive buttons on Android.  They don’t have any feedback or even 
>>>>> physical identifier.  It feels surprisingly real to me.  When you press 
>>>>> and get that response it feels a lot like a button.  I also like the 
>>>>> response is configurable.  I know others disagree though so I’m 
>>>>> interested in what others using the 7 think of the touch sensitive 
>>>>> virtual button.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Thanks
>>>>> Scott
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