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So I was on hold on a call and my phone was on Speaker, when I observed the choice Apple has made on the "Hide" Button.

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So my question or rather point-of-discussion is why the Hide is NOT on the left side? My guess is since majority of us are right-handers and for using the iPhone using one hand only Hide is better placed on the right and not the left.

It couldn't be just below the End Call as some may press the End Call button accidentally.

Just my wild guess...

Any thoughts...

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closed as primarily opinion-based by Bart Gijssens, Charles Wesley, Code Maverick, Joshua Barron, Matt Obee Mar 31 '14 at 15:30

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It feels more like an after-thought, rather than a secondary function. They could have placed it as another circle but maybe it breaks the aesthetic. They could also offer "left-handed" and "right-handed" mode in their Settings but as an Android User, I have no idea. – Pdxd Mar 31 '14 at 13:14
I would contend that for right-handers, Hide would much be better placed on the left. I'd rather tap Hide with my outstretched thumb on the left side than having to contort my thumb over my palm all the way back to the right. – Code Maverick Mar 31 '14 at 14:29

This new placement is obnoxious. Since the change, I keep hanging up on calls accidentally since I take most calls on speaker.

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