The home button was pronounced dead on November 3, 2017 when Apple introduced iPhone X. In its place, Apple introduced sweepstakes, which formed the basis of not just Apple's iOS latest on iPad Pro but also Android.
At first I thought I would hate life without the home button. Ever since the original iPhone was released, the home button has been a pin of the device's design. No matter how the iPhone shape and size changed, the home button was always there, reliable and easy to understand. Touch it and you knew exactly what it would do. It's like one of the simple buttons from Staples.
But thanks to iPhone and other devices like it, the security net is no longer there. Swing movements are the new ones, whether you like it or not. For me, after using iPhone X in the past year, I do not miss the home button at all.
This is because stretch marks give an improved and increased experience. As I said in my reviews of the iPhone X and iPhone XS, the gestures feel more natural than mechanical buttons. Hopping from app to app on an iPhone XS is 1
Having said that, sweep movements make you time learning, making the phones harder than ever to understand. The transition is still very worth it and I will not want to go back for a second.
When the smartphone screens continue to delete the edges, the last rest of the home button will disappear too well. Samsung is ready to make the move, while OnePlus has already made its OxygenOS gesture friendly. Even Apple's award-winning iPhone XR said goodbye to the home button, just over ten years after the original iPhone was released.
Are you missing the home button?