1. musikaaa's Avatar
    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)
    09-18-2011 01:23 PM
  2. Andy357's Avatar
    Never thought of that before. Thanks for the post
    09-18-2011 04:46 PM
  3. fubaracing7374's Avatar
    Wow.. never thought of that.


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    09-18-2011 07:32 PM
  4. akmolin's Avatar
    Don't worry you aren't the only one who never had this occur to them haha thanks now I know
    09-18-2011 07:42 PM
  5. poisoned10's Avatar
    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)
    I would think of they were going in that direction then they would have made the button square and outlined it white (or black if you have the white one.)

    Could be though. I just thought it was there so you knew where the button was.


    Sent from my iPhone
    09-18-2011 08:40 PM
  6. pizzafootbal's Avatar
    I will never look at my home button the same again
    09-18-2011 09:23 PM
  7. tlo07's Avatar
    Nice observation! I didn't really notice that before.
    09-18-2011 10:17 PM
  8. cocoCai's Avatar
    I didn't really notice that before.
    09-19-2011 08:39 AM
  9. Jellotime91's Avatar
    .. That is pretty brilliant. I never thought of that correlation.
    09-19-2011 09:30 AM
  10. Massie's Avatar
    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.
    09-19-2011 10:42 AM
  11. Jellotime91's Avatar
    I have never met anyone who sees the batman logo inverted.. And *my* mom smokes 3 joints a day. But I get the analogy. Hahaha
    09-19-2011 02:03 PM
  12. E_Brown's Avatar
    Never thought about the home buttons, or batman logo that way. Neat. Both of them.
    09-19-2011 07:38 PM
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