Upcoming iPhones and iPad to Lose Residence Button to Multi-contact Gestures
Each and every new model of iOS or virtually refers to fashions of unknown Apple gadgets. iOS four.three does isn’t any exception, considering that, alongside the iPhone three.1 (iPhone four) and the iPhone three.2 (iPhone four CDMA) are two new iPhone fashions (four.1 and four 2) and three new fashions iPad (2.1, 2.2 and a couple of.three) .
In line with sources at BGR,Apple is going to drop home button on both the iPad 2 and iPhone 5. The next-gen iPhone or iPad will be controlled using multi-touch gestures which has been introduced with iOS 4.3 for iPad.
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.
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.
Apple is also said to be bringing popular OS X applications like Photo Booth and iLife apps to iOS around the same time as iPad 2's launch.
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.
Now that the iPhone CDMA is presented and the lines of the iPad 2 appear to no longer be any doubt, that the rumor mill resumes …