“There’s a bit of a brouhaha happening right now over iPhone 7’s Home button. Specifically, that it requires skin contact to activate, thus hampering it’s ability to work in winter, maybe even if you’re wearing capacitive gloves,” Rene Ritchie reports for iMore.
“I don’t typically wear gloves when I use my iPhone in winter, and I’ve lived through nine -30c winters as an iPhone user, but I have a bunch of capacitive gloves — thanks, family gifts! — and they all worked fine,” Ritchie reports. “Of course, there’s also a power button on the side you can use to turn your iPhone 7 on or off, if you just want to check out lock screen info, or better still, iOS 10 Raise to Wake.”
Ritchie reports, “Touch ID won’t work with capacitive gloves, because they cover your fingerprint, but you can still press to bring up Passcode, then tap it in.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Ah, the flames of manufactured controversy put out quicker than an exploding Samsung phone.