Next iPhone and iPad to be buttonless?
posted by Alex I. / Jan 13, 2011, 5:36 AM
Citing inside sources, the report states that the new iOS 4.3 beta we told you about a few hours ago, has a multi-touch gesture support, which will allow you to "use four or five fingers to pinch to the Home Screen; swipe up to reveal the multitasking bar; and swipe left or right between apps."
It's said that the buttonless iPad and iPhone are already being tested in Apple's campus, and it's possible that we will see this new design and multi-touch based UI in practice as soon as the release of the next-gen iPhone and iPad.
As we pointed at the beginning of the article, there is no proof in this rumour whatsoever, and it may very well be an instance where someone thinks that two plus two equals five. Regardless of that, would you welcome a buttonless iPhone and iPad, or would you rather stick with the iconic home button? As you most probably know, the Motorola XOOM has no buttons (on the front), so are these innovations pointing to the future?
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With the removal of the home button they'll be able to reduce the device's bezel, thus creating a larger screen without having to create a larger device.. Not a bad idea..
posted on Jan 13, 2011, 7:05 AM 1
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I really don't think Apple plans on increasing iPhone's screen size. Wouldn't that change how the applications look a little?
posted on Jan 13, 2011, 6:19 PM 0
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things you should have done a long time ago...waiting!!!
posted on Jan 13, 2011, 7:39 AM 0
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After playing around with the latest IOS, I completely agree that either the home button won't be needed any more or it's going away. I'm also hopeful that they have some reworked voice recognition that's always "on".
posted on Jan 13, 2011, 7:49 AM 0
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anyway, this would be stupid. Lets say you are playing a game on your iphone. You used the home button to go back to your menu. So instead you have to use a multitouch gesture which could be interpreted as input in the game? Bad idea. Maybe they should make it smaller, or even put it on the side, but bad idea to remove it completely. Of course, Apple's good at bad ideas.
posted on Jan 14, 2011, 12:56 PM 0
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