The iPhone 7 Home Button Is Already Dying, So Maybe Don't Upgrade Just Yet
The iPhone 7 is officially the device we love to hate.
We'd been waiting for the phone's release for weeks, but its debut has been marred by annoying technical issues.
The latest problem relates to the home button.
Swapping the press-down main menu button with touch sensitive technology was one of the phone's most highly anticipated changes. But for many, the haptic feedback keeps dying.
People are venting their frustration on Twitter.
A lot of users can't get their home buttons to respond.
And it's making them anxious beyond belief.
There's Hulk-like anger. (Well, not really. But you get the point.)
Others are actually catching colds over this thing.
The main reaction, however, is just one of pure confusion.
Not sure about how I feel about the new iPhone 7 's home button — Mark Swindells (@markswindells) October 6, 2016
But fear not: Apple has a trick up its sleeve.
It turns out that the staff over at the tech firm have used their big, juicy brains to come up with a temporary home button. It appears as a little white dot at the bottom of the screen, and it's part of the iOS 10 upgrade.
The workaround will get enabled when a message pops up that reads,
The Home button may need service. In the meantime, you can use the onscreen Home button below.
It's genius, I tell you.
But wait: What's that mysterious hissing noise?
Broken home buttons are just the beginning of the slew of glitches affecting the new iPhone 7. A few weeks after the phone came out, many customers complained of a strange hissing noise coming from the device.
Apple hasn't officially addressed the issue, but is aware of it. The firm is sending out new devices to anyone who can prove that his or her phone is hissing.
No one knows what's causing the noise, but theories suggest interference with the speaker system, a coil whine or some sort of electromagnetic effect.