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Apple to drop home button?

Rumours are doing the rounds that Apple will remove the iPad home button in favour of new multi-touch gestures at some point in the future.

These new multi-touch gestures (such as five-finger swipes) will be used to navigate to the home screen and also launch the app switcher, reports BGR.

The same source is also reporting that the home button will also be disappearing from the iPhone, something Steve Jobs has wanted since the original model was launched.

Other rumours regarding iOS 4.3 including a new feature dubbed "Find My Friends,” which is tied to Apple’s MobileMe service.

Yesterday, Digg.com founder Kevin Rose said he had it on "good authority" that Apple will announce iPad 2 in the coming weeks.

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