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Apple John Gruber illustrates the dangers of not having a clue about history: "The utter simplicity of the iOS home screen is Apple's innovation. It's the simplest, most obvious 'system' ever designed." Thanks for playing.
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RE[7]: To be fair
by henderson101 on Wed 20th Feb 2013 13:19 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: To be fair"
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No, they aren't "bubbles", nor are they called "bubbles" by Apple in English. They are called "badges" by Apple and any Apple developer worth half their salt.

The concept isn't even hard to understand - "you have X amount of items that you have yet to look at". So for Mail, that is emails. For Calendar that is new appointments. For Messages that is sms/imessage. For other apps, it depends on what the developer is trying to convey - but generally it's going to be "items I have synced for you in some way shape or form."

Edited 2013-02-20 13:21 UTC

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