Will HOME button wear out excessive use ?

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  1. Vulcan

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    I use that HOME button so many times a day ... I double-key it to get to the task list all the time. I triple-key it to flip colors when reading text-based PDFs. etc.

    I use that HOME button a lot. I am worried that one day it will break from overuse.

    Anyone had this problem ?
     
  2. sjleworthy

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    never had this issue on my ipod touch 1st gen, and i've been giving it a heavy buggering almost constantly every day since the day it was released.
     
  3. DontUnderstandMyIpad

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    Not yet. The iPad home button is as new.

    But even if it were to break at some point; Multi touch gestures eliminate the need for a home button.
     
  4. sjleworthy

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    they do, as the ios stands now?

    cool. can you expand on that for us non-ipad-but-soon-to-be owners please?
     
  5. donka

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    Not entirely - hw would you take a screenshot or force a hard reset without the home button? Granted for normal day to day OS tasks the OS is not required.
     
  6. madhatter61

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    My dear Mother had a saying I never forgot... worry is like a rocking chair ... gives you something to do, but doesn't get you anywhere.

    I added an extra line ... it also doesn't prevent, nor fix anything.

    Just go with the flow.:)
     
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    I live my life by this quote... Ever since I heard it on Van Wilder. Lol

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
     
  8. Tim SPRACKLEN

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  9. DontUnderstandMyIpad

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    I wonder, whether that solution still works with the iPad 2, considering that most of the screws have been replaced by glue. Reattaching the home button in step 9 might get tricky.
     
  10. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    Yes - could be a problem

    iPad 2 Wi-Fi Teardown - iFixit

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