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

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.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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Derric McArn Jr

yoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Guest
Guest

Bad idea for the touchscreen home button

Pattebob
Pattebob

looks easier to crack

Mperezcalva
Mperezcalva

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

종현

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

Tobias Groot

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

Lol
Lol

And I agree with Daisey

Lol
Lol

FAKE

Daisey
Daisey

I don't want fukin touch home

MikeD
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… Read more »

Sum1 Hu nos
Sum1 Hu nos

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

H BOMB
H BOMB

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

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