Apple may be planning to remove the home button from future iPad and iPhone devices, according to a BGR report.
According to sources at BGR, Apple is going to drop home button on both the iPad 2 and iPhone 5. You will be controlling your next-gen iPhone or iPad 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.
BGR also expects Apple to add a PhotoBooth application to the next iPad.