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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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30 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: 18 Positives
30 months ago
Not to be rude, but is this really that important? I mean, they look identical! I hardly see any difference! I doubt the iPad is going to change much. A higher-res screen and maybe some minor visual changes, with all the biggies under the hood. Just my 2 cents. It's MacRumors News and Rumors you care about. Is it really that big a deal if the iP3 has a pretty much identical home button? Not something to really care about.
Rating: 10 Positives
30 months ago
What's next? They changed the colour of the underside of the standby button?
Rating: 9 Positives
30 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: 8 Positives
30 months ago
I'd prefer it if Apple got rid of the physical Home button entirely and went capacitive. There's too much variation in tactile feedback/build quality and it can easily go wonky.
Rating: 8 Positives
30 months ago
smaller bezel.
Rating: 7 Positives
30 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 Positives
30 months ago
Looks the same to me. :confused:
Rating: 7 Positives
30 months ago

I agree they should do away with the home button and have a touch or gesture to go back to the home screen it will be much better


Would you like to hear how many times my hand accidentally pressed the touch buttons an Android phone?
Rating: 6 Positives
30 months ago
Many Bothans died to bring us this information…
Rating: 5 Positives

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