If you thought the good ol’ Home button was on its way out, think again.
The Home button has been a fixture on iOS and iPadOS devices since 2007, but Apple seems to be slowly phasing it out in favor of gestures and Face ID.
However, a leak of an entry-level iPad due later this year suggests Apple may not be done with the Home button quite yet.
To me, the Home button is anachronistic, but maybe Apple is right.
Touch ID continues to be popular with many people, and old habits die hard. I’ll bet there’s a sizable number of users who actively want a Home button and will buy a new iPad because it has one.
– Leander Kahney, EIC.