Really now. Nobody puts their iPhone face down and nobody wants to be pressing the home button each time to see if anything new has come in. Why hasn't the home button been used for notifications since say...the iPhone 3G? This is long overdue. I need to see this happen in iPhone 5. EDIT: Obviously this feature would be optional, reasonably colored and modestly lit so don't freak out with your reply acting like you're going to have an incredibly bright light blaring at all hours that you can't turn off like so many drama queens on this forum will certainly be tempted to do.