Would you trade the home button for a larger display?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Phil-82, Jun 14, 2011.


Would you trade a home button for larger display/

  1. Yes

    46 vote(s)
  2. No

    22 vote(s)
  1. Phil-82 macrumors member

    Apr 17, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    Idea of this poll is a branch from the other thread..

    I definately would!
  2. riam macrumors regular

    May 7, 2010
    Mty, Mexico

    Me too, but there is no poll
  3. AreYouIn? macrumors 6502a


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mine on my 3gs doesn't work half the time so yes I would.
  4. gmans46 macrumors regular

    Feb 24, 2011
    as long as the proper multitouch gestures are included on ios 5
  5. eastercat macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    It's all well and good to say that one can use the appropriate gesture to go home, but that makes the phone more complicated to use.
    The ipad, along with the iphone and ipod touch, are designed to be easy to use. They're supposed to be the sort of things a baby or grandparent can't use. Speaking of babies and grandparents, do you think they have the necessary finger dexterity to do the gesture?
    The button is necessary.
  6. bembol macrumors 65816


    Jul 29, 2006
    I haven't used it since I bought XCode and enabled MultiTouch on my iPad.

    So yes, I would give up the Home button.
  7. henry72 macrumors 65816


    Jun 18, 2009
    New Zealand
    Hell YES!!!!! I hate the home button. It broke so easily. :(
  8. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    >>Would you trade the home button for a larger display

    this is a simplistic assumption.

    if you remove the button, you can't expand the display to use that space without also expanding the display in the other dimension because the aspect ratio needs to be maintained.

    i don't think the ipad needs to be bigger. if you make it any bigger, it becomes less portable, more unwieldy. the ipad is already one of the largest tablets out there.

    ps. since i have multi-gestures enabled, i rarely use the button either.
  9. Erdnaqwe macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2011
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    It depends they replace it with what.

    I kinda like the home button idea but if Apple has a good way of replacing it (like multi-touch gestures) then I think it might be okay.
  10. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816


    Mar 13, 2011
    Brooklyn, NY
    with ios 5 gestures, there's no reason why not. although i still want to be able to hold the ipad comfortably, so too thin of a bezel is also undesirable
  11. hoanganh macrumors member

    Apr 30, 2011
    i would trade...
    however, i think the problem comes from the edge. Thin edge makes it hard to hold the ipad. So, the bigger screen, the thicker edge (or at least, the edge must stay the same) => larger screen makes the ipad much bigger! so the home button is no longer a problem!
  12. Phil-82 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 17, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    I know the ratio needs to be maintained, it is a simplistic assumption, however removing the home button to put a bigger screen in place wont make the physical dimensions any bigger so it will be just as portable.
  13. RayK macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2005
    I hardly ever use the home button. Multitasking gestures are so much better
  14. miamialley macrumors 68030


    Jul 28, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    Don't need the home button, but I don't have need for a bigger iPad display. The current size is just right. There's no option for this in your poll.
  15. Carouser macrumors 65816

    Feb 1, 2010

    this doesn't make any sense at all
  16. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    ditto...i read his post and said, "Huh?!" :confused:
  17. reactions macrumors 6502


    Jul 24, 2009
    On my iPad I don't need the home button - on the iPhone yes
  18. LouieSamman macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2008
    Orlando, Florida
    The home button could as easily move as a side button on the right side of the phone.

    I HATE borders and a elegant modern screen is one without borders. Apple is all about elegancy and modern so I have a feeling we will see their devices losing the borders soon.

    And to answer the question yes I would trade the home button for a larger display.

    Gestures is the way to go but it has to be done right.
    The five finger gesture to go back home isn't so great.

    Just like how you would swipe from the top down to for the notifications on the iOS 5, the Home gesture should be a swipe from the bottom up.
  19. Sothos macrumors member

    Dec 4, 2009
    I could do without a bezel especially with the cool new multitasking gestures, but I would NOT want a larger display because the bezel is necessary for holding the ipad properly. If you do any reading or just spend lots of time holding the ipad up, you'll see that the bezel is thin enough as it is to prevent you from touching everything on the screen.

    The solution I really want is the capacitative home button that relocates when you rotate the device.
  20. Piggie macrumors G3


    Feb 23, 2010
    Yes in an instant.

    But then I love widescreen, and 99.999999% of the time use my iPad in Landscape mode unless an app forces me to use Portrait mode.

    Most people use their iPads in Landscape mode also.
  21. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

    Jan 13, 2008
    No. I wouldn't mind if the home button disappeared, but if the bezel were any smaller to make room for a larger display, I wouldn't be able to comfortably hold it with one hand anymore.
  22. Relg3! macrumors regular


    Jul 29, 2010
    In the floor.
    I like the idea and knowing Apple's brilliance I am sure they would be able to compensate for the lack of a physical button. :D
  23. Mazenat macrumors member

    Nov 21, 2010
    Saudi Arabia
    I am against any size change (physical). but I would love to have extra screen using same size. Most importantly any screen change must not affect HightXWedth ratio

    So my answer to ur question: YES
  24. HardLuckStories macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2010
    UK, Manchester
    I want it gone! Always accidentally pressing in landscape, quits app I'm in and is annoying as hell. Gestures is much better, no button required.
  25. fkhan3 macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2010
    I dont care about a bigger screen size but home button can go

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