Apple Copies Android, Ditches Home Button On iPad 3

It seems pretty likely that the invitation to Apple’s iPad 3 event includes a shot of the new model.

The display is particularly sharp and smooth – just like the anticipated retina display for the device.

The iPad image is also clearly of an iPad in portrait orientation, you can tell by the spacing of the icons on its screen, but there’s no sign of a home button – a design change that Apple has been allegedly been toying with for some time.

Google has already deprecated the use of physical buttons on devices and moved to software-only onscreen controls.