Home button: yes/no/indifferent

Discussion in 'Apple iPad Polls' started by xune, Jan 27, 2011.

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Would you like future iPads to have a home button?

Poll closed Jan 27, 2012.
  1. Yes. I like having a home button, regardless of finger gestures.

    69.2%
  2. No. I'd prefer not having a home button. Finger gestures suit me.

    1.9%
  3. Indifferent. Either way, I'm a happy camper!

    28.8%
  1. xune

    xune iPad Enthusiast

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    Would like a future iPad to be "home-button-less"?

    After seeing 4.3 myself in person, I would indeed like to go button-free on the iPad .. home button that is. A rocker volume is still welcome in my book.

    If the iPads of the future still have home buttons, no big. Perhaps just the option to use multiple finger gestures to pinch to home, swipe between apps, and hide/unhide the multitask tray would be nice.

    Maybe that makes me indifferent, but if there weren't one, I'd be just fine without.

    In any case, what's your preference for your want of an iPad without a home button?
     
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    iPadCharlie iPad Super Guru

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    <======= crossing fingers that this does not become another "I want my screen rotation switch back!" thread!
     
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    Shitums. Could you imagine?
     
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    I still need Home button in some degree
     
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    I want the option of both.
     
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    Certainly with current design of the user interface and apps it's needed.
    No reason for it to remain a mechanical button though, but until we know about future iOS revisions it's here to stay.

    If it does change, it mustn't become too complicated or they'll lose that intuitive facility which appeals from toddlers to centenarians.
     
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    Bring back the home button!
     

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    Home button but no stupid gestures.
     
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    I say add it as an option, but keep the home button. Why not have both? IMO, clicking or double clicking the home button is intuitive, whereas learning all these swipe gestures makes it a little more tedious. Especially since many apps take advantage of a lot of fingers input lol
     
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    Good point. Never thought of it but those dumb gestures could get in the way of a few apps. Take Uzu or Moonlight for example.
     
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    I like the Home Button and have had it with my iPhone for going on 4 years, so it can be left alone. But I agree, LOL, hope this doesn't become screen orientation lock debate either! Home Button is pretty intuitive, but no problem to give people the option.
     
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    My cell is a Palm Pre - love the the gestures! I would not miss the home button at all!
     

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