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March 18, 2011


@ Hoomy. Although Apple has created an icon for the Home Button, it appears that it will remain "a button."


However, on a future iPad, as you suggest, it does makes you wonder if that's why they've created an icon for this. There is a patent about a Home Button free iPad design, here:


I personally think that the "Home Button" will become an assigned touch area of the display bezel. Or, the "touch area" could just be positioned at the bottom-center no matter what orientation you're in (portrait or landscape). This way when you're in landscape, it would still be at the bottom-center too. That's more intuitive.

I wonder if the Home Screen icon presages iDevices sans physical home screen buttons...

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