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  • iPad 3 Home Button Surfaces

    Courtesy of 9to5Mac

    9to5Mac has procured a comparison—pictured above—between the iPad 2 and iPad 3 home button. Let the iPad 3 component speculation continue.

    Only so much can be gleaned from a deep, deep inspection of the iPad 3 home button pictured above. But, a few things do jump out. The rounded square glyph plastered in the center of the button is slightly thicker on the iPad 3. The internal structuring on the back of of the iPad 3 is smaller than the connector on the iPad 2. Most importantly, the iPad 3 still has a home button.

    Rumors claiming Apple is planning to get rid of the home button on their iDevices have been popular lately, and it looks like they won't be realized with the iPad 3. With a large quantity of home buttons circulating the Internets and the inventory of component resellers it appears Apple is pretty far into the production process. Whether the smaller home-button footprint is the result of Apple squeezing room out of the iPad 3 chassis to make room for the rumored to be thicker retina display has yet to be seen.

    Still, the speculation is tempting. IPad 3 volume rockers and power buttons similar to the iPad 2 surfaced earlier this year indicating that the iPad 3 might not include many design changes. The inclusion of a home button isn’t unexpected, but will kill the hopes of those wishing for a major redesign of the iPad with its coming iteration.

    Source: 9to5Mac
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPad 3 Home Button Surfaces started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 12 Comments
    1. c14rlf's Avatar
      c14rlf -
      LMFAO!!!!! No news day
    1. Breezy215's Avatar
      Breezy215 -
      Your kidding right? Smh...
    1. andrewe13's Avatar
      andrewe13 -
      Quote Originally Posted by c14rlf View Post
      LMFAO!!!!! No news day
      Lmao hahahah laughing over here
    1. jfreezy's Avatar
      jfreezy -
      Here's something more newsworthy - FullScreen for Safari is free in Cydia.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      The buttons not looking different means no major design changes?
    1. cnnn's Avatar
      cnnn -
      iPad multi-touch gestures are very convenient, yet iPad 3 still carries a home button. That means Siri will be on iPad 3.
    1. teej1410's Avatar
      teej1410 -
      It's just one freakin button!!!!!! I say keep it.
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      I like the idevices home button. Its completely different than the other phones, tablets, etc.

      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      The buttons not looking different means no major design changes?
      This.
    1. _IPHONE_4S_'s Avatar
      _IPHONE_4S_ -
      They should put the apple logo on it
    1. baRRy boRRis's Avatar
      baRRy boRRis -
      Why would you want a redesign anyway?! The iPad 2 is perfect as it is.
    1. c14rlf's Avatar
      c14rlf -
      Quote Originally Posted by baRRy boRRis View Post
      Why would you want a redesign anyway?! The iPad 2 is perfect as it is.
      Maybe to try and catch up to the galaxy tab, got a lot of catching up to do though!
    1. iPadRaper's Avatar
      iPadRaper -
      could you imagine apple device with no home button or without white square on it? i don't it's like a brand sign!