iOS 5.0 brought back a really cool feature that could eventually replace the home button that is the ability to do multitasking gestures on iPad2 while iOS 5.0.1 added this value to original iPad. These 4 / 5 finger gestures allow you to exit an app, reveal the multitasking toolbar and move between apps. To enable multitouch gestures on Apple tablet do the following:
List of iPad mini / iPad 4 & iPad /iPad2 / iPad 3 multitouch gestures
Despite very handy multitouch gestures that help us get through ipad's routines research suggests that only 35% of people can multitouch effectively. As for the remaining 65%? They’re actually wearing out their iPads by closing app's window with physical Home button instead of bringing to bear the five-fingers pinch. And what about people who lock their iPads not with touch on virtual Lock Screen button but with press on mechanical one namely Power/Sleep? Focusing on using touch gestures will greatly extend the useful life of the Apple iconic tablet.
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