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You may have seen Brandon’s post here earlier about the new multitasking gestures in iOS 4.3 (beta), where he mentioned that a lot of folks are even predicting that these could eventually replace the home button.
My very quick thoughts on this are:
— Please No! I’m with Brandon on this – no way do I want to see the home button go away.
— I’m not keen on the fact that these gestures require four or five fingers. I don’t think those are generally as easy to get right. Two finger gestures would be much better.
— The setting shown in the iOS 4.3 beta demos can be turned on and off. So at least for now, that does not look like a replacement for the home button – just another method.
— If Apple is looking at expanding the range of supported gestures, for pete’s sake can we finally get a gesture to popup a services toggle, a la the wonderful SBSettings jailbreak app?
What do you all think about these new multitasking gestures? And the possible replacement of the home button?