No more home button on the iPhone 5?

on 08/28/2011 - 03:07 pm


The iPhone 5 is going to be running off the latest operating system by Apple, the iOS 5. The 3rd beta version of iOS5 was recently released to developers with the new “Assistive Touch” feature that seems to take the place of an iPhone home button.

This touch panel allows users to control their gadget display, thus could replace the home button. Also, the mute button and volume buttons will become useless if the “Assistive Touch” feature is enabled.

The “Assistive Touch” feature has the following commands:
-Rotate screen
-Lock screen
-Volume up
-Volume down

It works like the home button, except with more features. The new feature will also enable gestures for the iPhone 5.

The news of the new feature led many users to believe that the iPhone 5 will no longer have a home button or volume buttons. Although the new touch panel may seem more practical, the iPhone 5 will look more attractive without a home button. Many Apple customers do not believe that the company will give up on the home button or volume buttons anytime soon though.