This is why the home button has a square on it
Just occurred to me --- I feel incredibly slow ---
The square on the home button symbolizes an app icon.
The curves are the same. And when iPhone first came around, it was known as "the revolutionary new phone with a bunch of candy-coloured little rounded squares you can tap on". It's so simple.
Brilliant little Apple Detail.
Sorry if this was obvious to people!
(I posted this over at MacRumors several days ago and thought I'd share here as well. This is why the home button has a square on it - MacRumors Forums)
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It's weird how some people have always made this connection, while others have completely overlooked it. It reminds me of when the first Batman movie came out in the late 80s/early 90s...after the ads for it had been plastered over town for weeks, my mom turned to me one day and said, "Why do they use those teeth as the sign for Batman?" After a confusing minute of back and forth banter, I finally realized that for decades she had thought the important part of the Batman logo was the yellow part.
Stare at it long enough and you'll eventually see what she meant:
Not an exact analogy to the Home button thing, just an observation about how crazy our brains can be. It never occurred to me that the square might represent anything besides an app icon.
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