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What should I do if the home button on my iPhone stops working?


Author's Note

While I myself am an Android user, I have always admired Apple's design aesthetic and philosophy. Watching friends do battle with the heartbreak of home button freezes irks me because it interrupts the illusion of seamless tech/life integration that makes Apple and iOS products so attractive and aspirational. More importantly, Apple leads the industry in just those kinds of innovations, so it's important for your Apple products to always look their best -- that way, my own favorite manufacturers will know where to head next!

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