Now that the iPhone on Verizon cat is out of the proverbial bag we can turn our attention to other important matters like what the next generation of i-devices from Apple might look like. Speaking to that is information published over at BGR wherein they cite rumors and reports that the next gen iPhone and iPad will be minus one major feature: the home button.
According to the report, the reason Apple added multitouch gestures for the iPad in the latest iOS 4.3 beta is because the iPad will be losing the home button. In addition, the big change in design will also make its way to the iPhone as well. These make sense considering the legend of Steve Jobs and that he never really wanted any buttons on the iPhone or iPad in the first place.
The source giving BGR this info also said that Apple employees are already testing iPads and iPhones with no home buttons on the Apple campus. So it is entirely possible we will see this change come with the next-generation iPad and iPhone launching later this year.
As if that wasn’t news enough, the report also goes on to say that Apple’s photo-taking application, Photo Booth, will be appearing on the next iPad. It’s also possible that new iLife apps for iOS will drop round the iPad 2 release as well. Lots of exciting stuff to be sure.
What do you think? Will you miss the home button on your iPhone or iPad? Sound off in the comments.