New iPod Touch 2011: iPhone 5 Touchscreen Home key is likely too

By Alan Ng - Apr 11, 2011

Last week we showed you some photos of the rumored new iPod Touch device, but now some new pictures have shown up – giving us another glimpse at that touchscreen capacitive home button. We want to know if you think the images are real or not.

First of all, take a look at this new image, which has been provided courtesy of 9to5Mac. They themselves believe that these images are fake, but you should be aware that it has been heavily rumored that the next iPod Touch, aka the 5th generation version, will include a touchscreen home screen, rather than the physical button that we’re used to seeing on the iPod Touch and also the iPhone.

Even if this image does turn out to be a fake, it’s probably a very good indication that the real device will look something like this when Apple decide to unveil it – but will this be at WWDC 2011 this Summer, or at their Fall event afterwards?

What are your thoughts on a new iPod Touch with a touchscreen home button – Do you think it looks better or worse? In our opinion, it makes the device look a lot more sexy in our opinion. It this all turns out to be true, it will be interesting to see if Apple also include a touchscreen home key for the iPhone 5.

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  • yoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • Guest

    Bad idea for the touchscreen home button

  • Pattebob

    looks easier to crack

  • Mperezcalva

    Do you know which other diferences does this itouch have than the 4th generation?

  • It sure does look good but i think it would be uncomfortable like when you’re playing a game

  • It would be cool but I like it more as a button. just for the feeling.

  • Lol

    And I agree with Daisey

    • Ro'Shawn-Jonsi

      I rather have 3G service and GPS

  • Lol


  • Daisey

    I don't want fukin touch home

  • MikeD

    The picture does look legit, but its hard to tell. I have followed Apple product announcements since 1999, and I can say that about 80% of leaked photos such as this, do end up being the real deal. That doesn't mean that this is real, but there is no evidence to say that it isn't.
    I'm not sure how I feel about a capacitive button. I would believe it would be pressed on by accident a lot, especially when playing games in horizontal mode. You never want to close out of a game accidentally in the middle of playing. Maybe if the button had some form of tactile action to it and not completely capasitive, such as just holding your finger over the button would not activate it without pressing with some force downward, it wouldn't be that bad. We'll see I guess.

  • Sum1 Hu nos

    you can see it is fake, just look at the edge, its blatently just a thick screen protector.

  • H BOMB

    Touch button are shit. I hope they don't do it. Always get pressed by accident.

    • preston