The design of the iPhone home button has been one of its logo designs since the birth of the iPhone. For a long time, iPhone users have become more and more accustomed to using the home button. When the first iPhone was announced in January 2007, former Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the iconic Home button in a short sentence, "It can take you home wherever you are, that's it." But now, Apple has even removed the Home button. why? Jobs once had a more paranoid pursuit of the Home button. For Apple, what Jobs left behind is certainly a good thing worth inheriting, but the fact is that because of the changes of the times, the Home button has to be changed.People like a higher screen-to-body ratioWith the increasing popularity of mobile media and mobile games, in addition to requiring a better operating experience on the mobile phone itself, people are also beginning to pursue a larger screen that can bring video and game screen experience. The screen cannot be made bigger and bigger, and mobile phone manufacturers have to improve the user experience by increasing the screen-to-body ratio. In addition, the appearance of the full screen is indeed more technological, and it looks much better than small-screen mobile phones. After all, people pay more attention to the appearance of the mobile phone when choosing a mobile phone. The existence of the home button greatly occupies the area below the screen, and it has become the biggest obstacle to the iPhone update. As a leader in the mobile phone industry, Apple naturally did not want to lag behind and did not hesitate to remove its iconic home button, which brought about a series of changes.Pursue a more convenient way of interactionOne-click to return to the home screen, two clicks to enter the taskbar, and a long press to call out Siri. These operations have long become a habit of iPhone users, as well as home button fingerprint unlocking and payment. But Apple felt that this method of operation was still too cumbersome, and the home button has always been considered easy to damage, so Apple simply removed the home button. After the iPhone X removes the home button, users need to learn a new set of operating instructions. The official statement is that the interactive method of the iPhone X can operate the phone more efficiently.Competitive pressureThe iPhone’s competing brand Samsung Galaxy series mobile phones have been equipped with amazing features such as curved screens and iris recognition early on, and our domestic mobile phone manufacturers are also catching up all the way. Seeing that the original market share is being eroded bit by bit, Apple will also feel pressure. Apple can no longer arbitrarily produce a mobile phone like the iPhone 8 in an attempt to relieve pressure. The new product must have enough innovation to maintain its market position and attract its customers.On the Xiaomi Mix and Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note9 series, the two solutions are to rear-mounted fingerprint recognition and open a round or square mouth on the back of the phone to embed the fingerprint recognition module. Then the traditional buttons are turned into virtual buttons, which can be hidden when not in operation. This kind of operation scheme has reached the maximum full-screen effect, but for the representative iPhone of front fingerprint recognition, the rear fingerprint recognition is definitely not an innovative or progressive choice. So in the past two years, Apple submitted a patent for fingerprint recognition under the screen, deliberately using it to overcome this difficulty. But in the end, Apple chose Face ID and gave up on-screen fingerprints. It is difficult to evaluate which of these two technologies is superior or inferior. Some people say that Face ID is better and more technological, while others say that Apple has failed to overcome the technical problems of off-screen fingerprints. technical problem, but who knows Apple’s real care.In this way, the iPhone’s ten-year home button era has passed, and Apple is working hard to create the next ten years. Perhaps every change may be creating the next era.Oriwhiz (Shenzhen DongYe Tengfei Electronics Co., Ltd) is a professional iPhone, iPad, iMac, Mac Book, Xiaomi, Huawei, Samsung, Sony, LG, ASUS repair parts and repair tools supplier. Oriwhiz team aims to provide the best quality cellphone replacement parts and repair tools to all customers. We provide comprehensive solutions for cellphone, digital devices, computer repair shops with powerful and handy cellphone repair packages, repair tools, and repair machines. Browse our product category to select an item you like or contact us for wholesale and distribution issues.