I guess this means the new nano was popular.
I like the simplicity of the home button. I like that consecutive taps always take you to the app folder>springboard>first home screen>search no matter where you are.
I don't see Steve ever asking people to perform a scrunch gesture (five finger pinch) on an iPhone sized screen for something as rudimentary as returning to the home screen.
If they did remove they home button anywhere it would be the iPad. I imagine that...