Did Apple improve the home button? The home button wore out on my iPhone 4 near the end of its 2 year cycle. I have an iPhone 5 now, and the home button is a lot more responsive so far, although that is because the phone is new. Will the home button wear out after 1 and a half years again, or did Apple improve the design of the home button? Note: I used to be pretty obsessive about closing apps on my 4, so that meant double-clicking the home button all the time. I haven't been doing this on the 5 because the increased RAM and A6 manages multitasking better. Hopefully, this means it will last longer.