Should the next iPad have no home button on the front?

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Should the next iPad have no home button on the front?

  1. Yes, it should have no home button on the front.

    31 vote(s)
    33.3%
  2. No, it should keep the home button on the front.

    62 vote(s)
    66.7%
  1. miamialley macrumors 68030

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    #1
    Whether or not you'd like a smaller bezel or different size screen/case, should the next iPad have no home button on the front. It could have one on the side/top.
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    The bezel size is important for hand holding. Think about it.
     
  3. jagolden macrumors 6502

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    Personally, I like having one on the front. With most cases, the design makes it a little difficult to press the button on top, so I like the option of just hitting the Home button to turn it on.

    I turned off the magnetic auto-on/sleep feature because out of 4 different cases, when the cover was folded all t he way around the back it would put the iPad to sleep! I've seen many comments about this happening in case reviews.
     
  4. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

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    Put it on the screen and let it rotate to the same relative position no matter how the iPad is turned. Let if fade to a small "x" overlaying the running App, but be activated when held for a second. JMHO.
     
  5. jagolden macrumors 6502

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    I like that idea once the iPad is on, but how do you turn it on? It goes back to using a button on top.
     
  6. wackymacky macrumors 68000

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  7. miamialley thread starter macrumors 68030

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    We probably need another poll, "how big should the bezel be?" I agree we need some bezel, not much thinner than the current so thumbs don't block the screen. I suppose some people would want no bezel?
     
  8. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Make it smaller, then IDC. Get rid of it, no, no, NO!
     
  9. Vizin, Jul 14, 2011
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  10. jagolden macrumors 6502

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    New iPad owner here, what is the "five-finger pinch"?
     
  11. Vizin, Jul 14, 2011
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  12. miamialley thread starter macrumors 68030

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  13. Blakjack macrumors 68000

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    I don't think it matters whether or not it's there or not. But if Apple is willing to make the bezel smaller, bye bye home button
     
  14. 3dflyboy1 macrumors 6502

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    Smaller bezel?? Nooooo!!! Get rid of the home button?? HECK NO!!!! :D
     
  15. Mac.World macrumors 68000

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    Home button isn't needed. Either use gestures or sbsettings if you want a virtual button. No need for physical home buttons anymore.
     
  16. hismikeness macrumors regular

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    Gotta have it to stop the apps from juggling too. I don't know of a gesture for that. That's all I use it for know that I have the gestures.
     
  17. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    Ahhh, was pressing he button wrong ... The bus I use for commuting started driving so I missed the answer.

    I don't mind to have a home button as today. Perfectly fine for me.
     
  18. Mac.World macrumors 68000

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    Getsures or virtual buttons can be made for anything. Physical buttons become loose or wear out. Ask the thousands of iPad owners with home button issues.
     
  19. miamialley thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, sometimes my iPhone button is unresponsive for 2 or 3 pushes. Same with my girfriend's.
     
  20. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

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    Open the smartcover?
     
  21. miamialley thread starter macrumors 68030

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    But not everyone uses a smart cover.
     
  22. Virgo macrumors 6502

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    Or they could always take a cue from the MacBook Pro's trackpad, and make the whole surface into one huge button :D
     
  23. miamialley thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Or make a palm plant a gesture! :p:D
     
  24. Govern1 macrumors newbie

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    The home button is really annoying. On my iPhone 4 it is constantly causing problems. No such issues on the iPad yet, but regardless, the lack of a home button would definitely solve home button issues.
     
  25. CHSeifert macrumors 6502

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    Hell No - leave it alone - in fact put some ambient light in it, so I can see where it is, when I use my iPhone and iPad in the dark :)
     

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