iPhone X - What is the purpose of the home indicator?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sfwalter, Nov 3, 2017.

  1. sfwalter macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2004
    Dallas Texas
    Is there a purpose of the horizontal line at the bottom of the screen when your inside apps other than a reminder about how to get home? If its nothing more then why even put it there? You don't see any UI indicators to control panel or notification center.
  2. glxxyz macrumors newbie


    Nov 4, 2017
    There’s no purpose to it- it’s baffliing and it shouldn’t be there. There should be at least an option to hide it. It wastes space and gets in the way of web pages.
  3. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    To us, nothing. But to the non-tech population it's a visual "hand holding" cue since there is no home button. My guess is that in some superseding version of iOS it will go away as consumers are accustom to swiping up.

    Understand why it's there. But do agree there should be an option to remove it. But it's Apple. They don't like us to customize the GUI too much. That is what Android is for in their opinion.
  4. ajiuo macrumors 65816

    Apr 9, 2011
    It’s there to help reprogram people. It will probably become optional at some point.... I think they should give it 3D Touch to open control Center

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