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

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

  1. sfwalter macrumors 68000

    sfwalter

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    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

    glxxyz

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    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

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    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

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    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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