One of the most intriguing features of this version of the iOS is the enhanced multitouch gestures allowing users to by-pass the home button completely to execute tasks that would normally require the use of the home button, like calling up fast app switching for example.
The inclusion of this feature in the iOS 4.3 beta has led many to speculate that the upcoming iPad and/or iPhone may not have a home button altogether. Instead the new multitouch gestures will take the physical home button’s place. Some claim that even the man himself — Steve Jobs — didn’t want a home button on the original iPhone. So there could be some truth in the speculation.
There is some truth but the final release of iOS 4.3 that will go to the public will omit the multitouch gestures, sources are saying. Though this is not to say that the features will be scraped altogether. Apple had included the feature in the 4.3 beta as a heads-up to the developers so they can expect it to be available in the coming versions of the iOS.
In any case, head over to after the jump to see how the multitouch gestures work on an iPhone. If you ask us, just by looking at the video, we can see that solely depending on this feature to get around in the OS will pose much of a problem for devices with small screens like the iPhone.
Take a look and tell us what you think.