After the release of iOS 4.3 beta 1 and new gestures for the iPad and rumors start about the withdrawal of home button from iOS devices. The BGR even in its current publication refers to sources which confirm that the next generation iPhone and iPad would not have known the Home button :
We just got some pretty wild information from one of our Apple sources and while it’s hard to believe at first, it does make sense.
We have exclusively been told that the reason Apple just added multitouch gestures for the iPad in the latest iOS 4.3 beta is because the iPad will be losing the home button.
Yes, we are told that Apple, at some point in time, will remove the home button from the iPad’s design. Instead of button taps, you will use new multitouch gestures to navigate to the home screen and also to launch the app switcher.
One of the hallmarks of iOS devices is undoubtedly the " home button " escape route to the main menu of your player, and tablet . What if home button disappeared from your next iDevice?