iPad What is the little square on the home button?

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  1. Italianblend macrumors 68000

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    Is there any meaning to the little square that is on the home button of the ipads and previous iphones (before the 5S?)?

    Does it represent something?

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  2. Menel macrumors 603

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    #2
    Rounded square icons as on the home screen... where it takes you...
     
  3. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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    Now that the icons are more squircles in shape, it would be neat to see them change the look of the icon. But for consistency' sake I think they should've done away with it regardless.
     
  4. smoking monkey macrumors 65816

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    I just realised... No TouchID for the iPad Air.

    Son of a biitch. Certainly not a deal breaker in any way but still would have been nice to have.

    That will be added next year.
     
  5. Menel macrumors 603

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    I don't know what this is.

    But my icons are still rounded edge squares like the home button etching.
     
  6. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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    They changed the shapes of the icons in iOS 7. Slightly, but certainly different.
     
  7. Menel macrumors 603

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    Did Jony Ives say they implemented a "squircle" shape?

    They still look like rounded edge squares to me.
     
  8. TJ61 macrumors 6502a

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    Man's inhumanity to man.
     
  9. macduke macrumors 604

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    He's just referring to the corner radius of the rounded rects in iOS 7 being larger than before, hence a slightly more rounded appearance. I had to design an icon a few weeks ago for iOS 7 and they have certainly changed.

    Selecting files in Mavericks is also rounded now. :D
     
  10. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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    No, not exactly.

    http://www.cocoanetics.com/2013/06/ios-7-icon-squircle/
     
  11. pear21 macrumors 6502

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    I thought it would have been awesome for Apple to add an LED for the square on the button and have it be used as a notification light similar to how the s3 has the blue light at the top of the phone.
     

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