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iPad 3 'Home Button' Parts Start Circulating in China

Claimed iPad 3 parts have been circulating for some time already, but a few more pieces to the puzzle are starting to appear. 9to5Mac posts this photo of iPad 3 home buttons in comparison to the existing iPad 2 ones.


No real surprises, though it should help kill already sketchy rumors that Apple might do away with a home button altogether. The backside is slightly tweaked, though we'd be hard pressed to draw any conclusions from it. The biggest takeaway is that iPad 3 parts are continuing to leak as production and shipment draws near.

The iPad 3 is expected to arrive in early 2012, anywhere from February to April in timeframe. The iPad 3 is also expected to carry an ultra high resolution 'Retina' display.

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36 months ago

Hoping the iPad 3 is cheaper cost since it will be smaller in size compare to the iPad, and iPad 2


I hope you're being sarcastic.
Rating: 16 Votes
36 months ago

smaller bezel.


Is it smaller? I'm not sure. And I always thought it was a completely smooth circle with no edges

Edit: on 9t5Mac they do say several times in the post that the home button is smaller
Rating: 7 Votes
36 months ago
What's next? They changed the colour of the underside of the standby button?
Rating: 7 Votes
36 months ago
The home button I'd too iconic for them to take it away, its part of their design and brand. I think they put a led under the white circle for notifications when it's off.
Rating: 6 Votes
36 months ago
Many Bothans died to bring us this information…
Rating: 5 Votes
36 months ago
Is it just me? Or does the iPad 3 button seem to have a higher resolution? :cool:
Rating: 4 Votes
36 months ago

Y'know, to be fair, it's not like we really need the home button for anything on the iPad anymore; the five-finger multi-touch pinch gesture works just as well for going back to the home screen and the four finger swipe up works just as well for bringing up the multitasking menu


Tell that to my dad who has no left hand and only his thumb and two fingers on his right
Rating: 4 Votes
36 months ago
Of course the button is smaller because it's oon a smaller 7.85" device! /kidding
Rating: 3 Votes
36 months ago
This article is pathetic
Rating: 3 Votes
36 months ago
This revised home button suggests that Apple will be changing out the chip to a quad core running a new 2 ghz on chip gpu. They'll also be bumping the resolution up by a factor of 4, reducing the thickness to half what it is today, using a liquid metal back and internal frame, include new subwoofer 5.1 speaker system and record breaking 20 hour battery life.

At least that's what I'm seeing with this part.
Rating: 2 Votes

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