Originally Posted by cochrane
It is the only symbol on my iPhone. That's what I touch to stop playing it. I don't have a circled square. I have two left arrows to go back, a right facing arrow for play, and two right arrows to go forward. When it's playing, the Play arrow is replaced by two vertical lines. When I touch that button, the music stops.
This is pretty much how the various music players work on my android phone as well.
The separate stop and pause button go way back. In the olden days of cassette tape players the stop button would pull the sensing head back from the tape and stop the motor. The pause button would merely stop the motor but leave the head pressed against the tape. I guess people notice that with digital media stop and pause were basically the same thing and got rid of stop.
Maybe in the not to distant future we will only pause hating.