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Thread: Crazy Report Heralds The End of iPhone/iPad Home Button

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    Yeah make the screen bit bigger it will be nice and move the headphone speaker/front cam up more

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    I would love more screen room

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    This will defiantly go well...
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    Here again they are coping palm....... Palm/HP better step up fast and defend their territory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alirz View Post
    Hmmm no button > no dfu mode ?> hard to jailbreak ?

    tinyumbrella FTW !

    Quote Originally Posted by iYeow View Post
    Correct, it looks like Apple is ramping up its security against jailbreaking.
    tinyumbrella should still allow us to easily put the phone in DFU more and itunes still requires DFU in order to update. DFU is here to stay unless they totally revamp itunes, all their certificate authentication and all that garbage. Lack of a home button wont matter for the jailbreaking devs, or us. I personally cant wait to see what theyre brewing up for the next iphone.
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    If they do end up doing it, it will be in some intuitive and incredibly simple way. It IS Apple, after all. And i'm sure they would devise another way for the device to go into DFU mode. They wouldn't keep including it in the updates if it wasn't necessary to them.
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    What if you only like to use your iphone one handed? How the hell are we supposed to get back to the home screen? I'm holding my iphone right now in my left hand & I use is my left thumb to navigate around. The only time I add my right hand is when I need/want to type something long winded/faster. For the most part I operate my iphone one handed MOST of the time. Why is apple so button phobic? I tried to "like" a macbook last year, but ended up going back to a windows 7 laptop

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    Quote Originally Posted by alirz View Post
    Hmmm no button > no dfu mode ?> hard to jailbreak ?
    Exactly what i was thinking......

    but at the same respect, apple surely would need to put a phone into DFU mode or at least allow the end user to do so should they need to restore a phone to factory settings....

    on the jailbreak side of things it may just make the developers of tools incorporate 'force phone into DFU' features....who knows...

    interseting times ahead
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    This MIGHT have worked decently if it was implemented from the very beginning. But for people like myself, who have been using an iPhone since 2007, it has pretty much become an extension of my arm. I hate the idea of breaking 4 years worth of habits that come so naturally to me now. I see no reason why these gestures can't be implemented in addition to the presence of the home button. I think that's a more likely outcome.

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    hehe

    Since my Home button is to say the least dodgy amd i cannot be bothered to take my phone to bits and fix it, i've been using activator along with a swipe combo to do what the home button does and it works really well... bring it on !!!

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    Great idea for the iPad. Terrible idea for the iPhone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
    No way they lose the home button
    Yea idk about as soon as next year bu I'm all for it. I love when devices have less buttons on them. They look cleaner. Thats why I love apple products. As long as the alternative is as easy but other wise no
    You don't like the iPad because you don't have one!

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    True!!

    Is going to be voice activated i think !!! N maybe gestures!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bebeto View Post
    True!!

    Is going to be voice activated i think !!! N maybe gestures!!!
    There is already plenty of voice commands for the iPhone. They require the Home button though lol.

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    Its actually pretty cool on the iPad

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    I have big hands, I don't think it would work very well !!!!!!!

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    I think they will be replacing the HOME BUTTON...
    with a GO TO HELL BUTTON

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    It's nice for the iPad, but not for the iPhone.
    Cause you will not be able to use your iPhone in one hand (using the thumb).

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    this is stupid if u have itouch and cant have 5 fingers on the screen at once!
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    Hmm, hard to jailbrake. But glad i didn't get the iPhone 4, I can wait till summer for iPhone 5.


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