Friday, July 15, 2011 [Tweets] [Favorites]

The iPhone’s Home Button

Lukas Mathis:

It’s not clear to me why Apple does this at all. If I launch an app from the fifth home screen, is it highly likely that the next app I want to launch is also on that home screen? If I launch an app from inside a folder, is it highly likely that the next app I want to launch is also inside that folder? Probably not. So why not just send me to the first home screen when I hit home? That way, I always know where I end up when I hit «home».

I would be fine with having the Home button always take you back to the first home screen. I’d rather remember the swipes to get to a particular app than have to always reorient myself after pressing Home. The folder modes especially seem to get in the way.

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