Apple to Remove Home Button from Next iPad, iPhone?

Posted January 13, 2011 at 1:05am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 15067 views

Apple may be planning to remove the home button from future iPad and iPhone devices, according to a BGR report.

We have exclusively been told that the reason Apple just added multitouch gestures for the iPad in the latest iOS 4.3 beta is because the iPad will be losing the home button. Yes, we are told that Apple, at some point in time, will remove the home button from the iPad’s design. Instead of button taps, you will use new multitouch gestures to navigate to the home screen and also to launch the app switcher.

That's not all, however. In addition to the home button disappearing from the iPad, we're told that this change will make its way over to the iPhone as well. Our source said Apple employees are already testing iPads and iPhones with no home buttons on the Apple campus, and it's possible we will see this new change materialize with the next-generation iPad and iPhone devices set to launch this year.


BGR also expects Apple to add a PhotoBooth application to the next iPad.

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sevgjan - January 13, 2011 at 6:04am
but in settings you had choice for multitasking gestures, on/off, what if you let OFF option, how can you do all that without home button?
fskhalsa - January 13, 2011 at 1:58am
Whoever did the Photoshop forgot to remove the button from the reflection...
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iClarified - January 13, 2011 at 2:03am
haha, fixed :)
fskhalsa - January 13, 2011 at 2:04am
Wow, nice! That was fast... wasn\'t actually expecting someone to fix it. Cool!
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