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RUMOUR: Apple to remove home button for next iPad and iPhone?


Update (17012011 0255hrs): We’ve posted a video on how multitouch works without the need for a home button on the iPad. Take a look here.

Boy Genius Reports had revealed something interesting on the next generation of iPad and iPhone. They had a tip from their Apple sources that Apple will make a drastic move to remove the physical home button from the design. It was apparently mentioned earlier that Apple was looking forward to remove the button from the iPad design and that seems to be happening in the next release.

So how do users get back to the home view then? BGR was told that multitouch gestures will be coming their way to iPad in the next iOS 4.3 release which probably be the new way to navigate your way to the home screen. It is possible that a gesture of 4-5 fingers is needed to return back to the home screen.

We can’t wait to see how it is done ourselves and we could be seeing this pretty soon on the iPad 2 release.