With "Buttongate" building up I thought I'd just fuel the flames with this old article about the Apple Smart Bezel patent. Patently Apple: Apple Blows us Away with Smart Bezel Details! Personally, I much prefer buttons over touch but I'm open minded to seeing if Apple can amaze us once again by taking something that exists but making it useful and practical. Edit: Too bad I used a stupid word in this post. It completely distracted from discussing an amazing patent that would explain the bezel.