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Old Dec 29, 2012, 12:30 AM   #51
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UGH this is what I miss the most about having a jailbreak ;(
Zephyr is freaking awesome...makes the home button look ancient.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 12:32 AM   #52
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I do!
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 01:33 PM   #53
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No, actually it's a factual post. In normal use there is no reason the home button should "accidentally" be touched. Sorry if facts are "instigating".
Man you're right. You sure told me. Always gettin people with the FACTS. Looks like you told the OP too. THEY are the one with the problem right? FACT!
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 01:39 PM   #54
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Man you're right. You sure told me. Always gettin people with the FACTS. Looks like you told the OP too. THEY are the one with the problem right? FACT!
Sorry, gotta agree with AF. How does one accidentally press the home button while typing on the keyboard/browsing the web/playing a game/watching a movie/listening to music? The home button has enough resistance in it that you have to actually try to hard to press it on accident. Try explaining to the rest of us or show us a video of how one hits the home button on accident during normal use.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 01:41 PM   #55
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Love the home button. Simple and classy.
Agreed, I like the home button.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 01:48 PM   #56
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I like the home button. When you use a virtual home button, we'll get accidental taps and gestures activating it.

Also, what are you guys doing with your home buttons? I have had an iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 5. Not a single issue with any of them.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 02:14 PM   #57
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the home button is what makes the iphone stand out and unique from the rest of the droid handsets that are in the world. apple should always continue to have the home button.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 02:30 PM   #58
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Pretty useless IMO and it could look sleeker and sexier with a touch home button don't you think?
I'm sure they will eventually!
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 03:19 PM   #59
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I haven't used a phone or tablet without a home button. How does Android deal with it?

Pardon my ignorance, but say Apple ditches the Home button and keep the OS the same, how would a virtual Home button work? How does the OS tells the difference between a Home button push and a click on an app screen that happens to be where the virtual Home button is?
A capacitive button is very different then a touch gesture on the display. I want a capacitive button that rotates to the bottom center depending on orientation.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 04:40 PM   #60
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I don't want them to rid it, touch buttons aren't my favourite things...
But at the same time I would like a redesign, I'm not sure how at all, but something.
Having owned a 3G, 3GS and now a 4S, as well as the girlfriends 4, all the buttons have and do feel flimsy as well as having broken on both the 3G and 3GS and the 4, only a few months old already feels flimsy.
I dunno just a bit of a strength upgrade to it I guess.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 11:28 PM   #61
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No touch home button please. It's annoying. Those galaxy 3 phones with touch back buttons are annoying. You keep accidentally touching them. Sucks ain't it?

In case you've haven't used one, its easy to touch the virtual button - Using the phone in landscape mode for photo taking, videos, game sets.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 01:29 AM   #62
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Man you're right. You sure told me. Always gettin people with the FACTS. Looks like you told the OP too. THEY are the one with the problem right? FACT!
LoL you ok man?
Yes if you're "accidentally" pressing the home button it IS your problem, not the phones.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 03:40 PM   #63
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Home button is ok, but what is not ok is how the home button fails over time.

There's many people I know that has an iphone (of any generation) where the home button has failed, or is at the point of failing. My iP4 started showing signs of this, and I was very careful in the way I used it. These days i use the power button to wake the phone rather than use the home button on my 4S.

It would be good if apple engineers could come up with something bulletproof for the home button - or perhaps this is planned obsolescence.

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Old Dec 30, 2012, 04:18 PM   #64
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I like the home button. Some actual feel when pressing it. You can push it without looking at it, just by feel. I like that.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 05:33 PM   #65
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I have a feeling if Apple was first to do on-screen keys or capacitive buttons and the competition still used physical home buttons, many here would be singing a different tune...

Just a feeling.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 05:47 PM   #66
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Love the home button, I just don't see getting rid of it as being futuristic, it's a st backwards in functionality to me. Worse yet is the horrid way android eats up its own real estate with the onscreen buttons in jelly bean.

Some things just feel and work better mechanically. What's next, capacitive volume buttons? A capacitive mute and power button?
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 05:30 PM   #67
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NOOOOO! I love the home button! LOL
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