Skip to main content

Fix Your Stuff

Right to Repair

Store

Changes to Step #14

Edit by Geoff Wacker

Edit approved by Geoff Wacker

Before
After
Unchanged

Step Lines

[* black] It's time to remove the Taptic Engine, which is attached at the hip to the speaker.
[* black] What exactly is a Taptic Engine? [* icon_note] The Taptic Engine is Apple's design of a linear actuator that produces [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haptic_technology|haptic feedback]. A linear actuator is an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actuator|actuator] thattake on the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linear_actuator|linear actuator|new_window=true]. It creates motion in a straight line, in contrastline (as opposed to the circular motion of a conventionalan electric motormotor), which in turn provides [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haptic_technology|haptic feedback|new_window=true].
[* black] What exactly is a Taptic Engine? [* icon_note] The Taptic Engine is Apple's design of a linear actuator that produces [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haptic_technology|haptic feedback]. A linear actuator is an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actuator|actuator] thattake on the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linear_actuator|linear actuator|new_window=true]. It creates motion in a straight line, in contrastline (as opposed to the circular motion of a conventionalan electric motormotor), which in turn provides [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haptic_technology|haptic feedback|new_window=true].
[* black] It makes sense that the Taptic Engine is attached to the speaker. When combined with subtle audio cues from the specially engineered speaker driver, the Taptic Engine is designed to output a unique motion.