Rumour:Apple to Remove Home Button on iPad 2 and iPhone 5

Apple just released the iOS 4.3 to developers, and the multi-touch gestures is introduce to the iOS 4.3, and it may be mean that apple will remove the Home button which BGR claims.According to that report the next-generation iPhone and iPad could be missing one of the key features of their predecessors – the Home button.

The 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.

Additionally, we’re told Apple’s popular photo-taking application, Photo Booth, will be appearing on the next iPad. It’s also very possible that we’ll see iLife apps for iOS unveiled around the iPad 2 release as well.

It has been said that Steve Jobs didn’t want any physical buttons on the original iPhone at first, and it looks like he may soon get his wish.

It has also been said that Apple CEO Steve Jobs never wanted any physical buttons on the original iPhone, and it looks like his wish might be granted when the next generation iPad and iPhone won’t feature the home button.

In addition to the removal of the home button, the same sources suggest that Apple’s Photo Booth and iLife will be made available as apps on the iPhone and Apple iPad 2.

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  1. Ed Hands

    Rumors abound, but I hope this one is right. no reason the power button can’t pull double duty as a home button as well. But getting rid of all buttons? That will be a trick.

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