iPhone 4 revisited: Death of the home button

Today, the home button on my iPhone 4 died.

I push to my heart’s content, but nothing happens. Everything else works: The top button, the volume buttons, the touch screen. But the home button is useless.

I called Apple Support, and the specialist walked me through some basic steps like rebooting, but he seemed to think it was a hardware issue. (Apparently, I am not the first to encounter this problem.) I will find out more tonight when I try a full restore through my home iTunes, the apparent last-ditch effort before sending the thing back to Apple headquarters.

I’ll update the blog as I learn more. But given my previous endorsement of the product, I felt I had to share a quick post.

Kind of ironic it happened on the day when Steve Jobs unveiled iOS 4.1.

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