Do you like the home button?

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  1. jer9542 macrumors member

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    I hear it's getting "stale" and it's time for a refresh, but I, at least personally, enjoy the simplicity of having a single button. While I do suppose more buttons on the front could make it easier navigating certain apps/functions (phone, "back", texts, etc), I like having a single button, just curious if anyone feels the same.
     
  2. cootersgarage6, Jan 15, 2011
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    It's great!

    I love how simple the home button is too. It isn't getting stale to me because if you press it 2 times it has a multi tasking menu that comes up on the newer Iphones, Ipods, and the Ipad. It's great. But I don't think that apple will really change it because they always try to make everything smaller, and more simple... and it seems to me that the home button is the most simple thing in the world.. Lol

    I hope they don't get rid of it... but really... what would they replace it with?
     
  3. j3yq macrumors 6502

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    I like but maybe they replace it a touch sensor sorta like the ps3 and new X360's
     
  4. dontworry macrumors 6502

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    I love having a physical home button. Doesn't have to be on the front though, move it to the side or smaller. After playing with my dad's fascinate, I hate the touch navigation buttons. It does become a little cumbersome clicking the button away when switching apps too. Not sure what the answer is so any new innovation would be great.
     
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    I actually really like the idea of putting it on the side. Haven't thought about that.
     
  8. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    a home button is necessary imo. i don't care where it is, it's necessary.
     
  9. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    Probably not a good idea when it's going to keep hitting your cheek while on a phone call. On another thought, the proximity sensor could be programmed to disable it but how would someone get to the home screen from a call?
     
  10. black743, Jan 15, 2011
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    This is one of those fake mock ups, but I think this would look pretty cool.
     

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    I really like this one... I say keep the Home Button and ad a LED Indicator!
     
  12. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

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    I doubt they would add buttons.

    However, some have been speculating that the "Home button" gesture on the iPad in the iOS could be them removing it all together.
     
  13. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

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    "mock" not "mach" - the latter is pronounced the same, but means traveling at the speed of sound.
     
  14. HuggyLowDown macrumors regular

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    Yes! That would be really cool. :D
     
  15. chembox macrumors 6502a

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    Or combine the two ideas and add an LED indicator inside the home button, so a faint green/blue color flashes!
     
  16. anonymous guy macrumors 6502

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    I hope they don't replace the home button with five-finger pinch, as rumored.
     
  17. Aatos.1 macrumors 6502

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    It's hard to believe a company like Apple would use such old tech as a mechanical button.

    Especially since they are very critical and bash buttons such as those used on a BlackBerry physical keyboard. But then again, Apple's hypocrisy is quite commonplace.

    A touch sensitive home button would be elegant & more like Apple likes to be perceived. It's this type of thing that proves how disjointed & odd Apple can be.
     
  18. iRado macrumors newbie

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    I like the home button. And I want apple to keep it in the next gen I-devices :rolleyes:
     
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    I like it and hope they keep it. replacing it with a 5 finger gesture is just awkward, it would keep you from using it with 1 hand.
     
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    I love the home button and I would be pretty disappointed if it went in the next iPhone.
     
  23. innominato5090 macrumors 6502

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    i like it for just going back to home screen. I hate it when I have to double tap, it feels too hard.. so I'm gonna love the swipe gestures.
     
  24. Xenc macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-gb) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Home button is awesome. Please don't leave, home button.
     

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