I've been trying to decide whether I want to buy an iPad 2 now or wait until next year. So I've decided that it would depend on what Apple does to iOS 5.0. You see, with the probable updates to multi-touch gestures (along with numerous overhauls that would make one want an iPad 2 incidently) I think the goal of Apple is to do away with the home button. But if this goal is accomplished with iOS 5.0 which may come near the end of this year, then wouldn't it make sense to believe that next year's iPad would not have a home button and have an even more efficient hardware design? I wouldn't want to buy the model right before a major redesign. The iPad 2 isn't a major redesign. It's just more of the same. Thinner, lighter yes, but it's more of the same. This makes me want to wait at least until the summer to see if the iPhone 5 does away with the button. That would confirm that the iPad 3 will also lose the home button. I think I'm going to wait. Obviously someone here has an opinion about my logic so please share.