We recently reported that Apple released iOS 5 Beta 3 to developers and now MacRumors reports that the latest release activates Assistive Touch features. The settings for these features were in place long before the release of Beta 3 but failed to make an appearance until now.
The new features are targeted for those who don’t prefer using the Home Button or hardware buttons for features such as Orientation Lock, Volume, Shake To Shuffle, and Lock Screen. The new settings allow users to activate a menu overlay on the iPad by pressing on a designated corner. Gestures, that users may have forgotten can be brought up with one single tap.
This will make navigating the device much easier. It is unclear whether Apple is looking to include more features in the new Assistive Touch feature, although it seems apparent from photos, that the new feature is user customizable. It could even be used later for multitasking and switching between applications, in case Apple decides to scrap the home button all together and go for an entirely touch based operation in future devices.
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