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Leaked photo hints that multitasking gestures are tested on the iPhone 4?

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Leaked photo hints that multitasking gestures are tested on the iPhone 4?
We already told you that the next iPhone and iPad may be buttonless and use four or five-finger multitouch gestures to navigate within iOS. And now a leaked screenshot hints that Apple is already testing this innovation on the iPhone 4.
Leaked photo hints that multitasking gestures are tested on the iPhone 4?
It's a fact that the yet unreleased to the public iOS 4.3 supports multitouch multitasking gestures for the iPad, but it seems the iPhone 4 is getting the same treatment in the Apple campus.

Mind that this screenshot is reportedly leaked from an internal test model of the iPhone 4, and chances are that the general public will never taste these multitouch gestures on this Apple handset.

Rather, if these rumours prove to be true, they may mean that the home button will make way for a multi-touch based user interface on the iPhone 5. If this is the case, it's highly probable that the next version of the iPhone will have a bigger screen, because it's hard to envisage how we will use 5-finger gestures on a 3.5-inch screen.

These are all assumptions, though, but they better be true, since your comments demonstrate that this is a highly exciting prospect indeed. Stay tuned for more on the subject.

source: BGR

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posted on 20 Jan 2011, 10:04

2. Dave12 (unregistered)


For the ipad it seems ok but for an iphone without a home button seems stupid considering you would have to use 2 hands every time you wanted to get to the home screen.

posted on 20 Jan 2011, 13:55

3. nwalk (unregistered)


Right on Dave12. Exactly, no home button, makes no sense on the iphone. That would make it a 2 hand device. It would seem counterintuitive, less would be more in this case, more pain-in-the-ass. Form over function in this case would go against Jobs want for it to be so intuitive, anyone at any age "already knows how to use it". I want a larger sceen too, and have been waiting......for verizon to pick this up, and unless there is some touch home button allowing one handed use, I guess I will get the iphone4.

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