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Old Apr 5, 2011, 08:27 AM   #1
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Leaked 5th Gen iPod Touch Images?



An anonymous reader sent in these images which claim to be photos of a prototype (DVT-1) 5th Generation iPod Touch. According to the submitted the front has a capacitive home button, back with markings of DVT-1, and connected volume buttons. The settings also show a 128GB capacity.













Overall, it's hard to say too much. Each new component seems easily fakeable using existing images. This, and the fact that the submitter is broadcasting it anyone who will listen makes us think its likely fake.

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Old Apr 5, 2011, 08:33 AM   #2
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Capacitive home button sounds believable as apple has gone away with buttons on the MacBooks trackpad. Apple likes touch, not clicking. Lol
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The area around the home button looks unusual.

I agree that it's likely a fake.
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The area around the home button looks unusual.

I agree that it's likely a fake.
That's because it is capacitive, meaning it is a surface that senses the ouch, not an actual button.
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Capacitive home button sounds believable as apple has gone away with buttons on the MacBooks trackpad. Apple likes touch, not clicking. Lol
I don't buy it. What a nightmare that would be if just touching that area of the iPod took you back to the home screen. (Even the MacBook trackpads require a physical 'click' in order to register.) This would be a usability disaster.
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That's because it is capacitive, meaning it is a surface that senses the ouch, not an actual button.
But it looks like someone masked over the circle and tried to overlay the square. I'm not saying it looks weird because it's capacitive - because that's just obviously different - but because it looks to have been altered.
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I don't buy it. What a nightmare that would be if just touching that area of the iPod took you back to the home screen. (Even the MacBook trackpads require a physical 'click' in order to register.) This would be a usability disaster.
I agree. When I'm holding my iPod horizontally, I usually always rest my thumb over home button.
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If I would leak something, I would make sure the device is clean, the camera is in focus and there is enough light.

Why are leaked images (almost) always such bad quality?
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Apple would not use a such a touch sensor instead of a button. This would limit the ways that people would be able to hold the device. Can you imagine watching a movie or playing a game and having to hold it in a specific way because otherwise the sensor will rip you out of your app or media onto the home screen? Not good, not real!
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I like the new Xbox 360 S power and tray button design, I'd like to see it used on more products.
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I agree. When I'm holding my iPod horizontally, I usually always rest my thumb over home button.
And speaking as someone that used an EVO4G (lapse of judgement :P) with capacitance buttons, its not a fun experience... Way too easy to accidentally hit them. Plus, you need that home button for all the resetting and jailbreaking
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It would be pretty bad ass if the entire screen worked as a button (like the trackpad) so you can go home. You tap the screen to select something or click the screen to go home. :-D
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Apple would not put a capacitive home button. If anything, they'd remove the home button all together and use some of the new gestures that appeared briefly in iOS 4.3 to multitask and go home.
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Apple would not put a capacitive home button. If anything, they'd remove the home button all together and use some of the new gestures that appeared briefly in iOS 4.3 to multitask and go home.
Have fun using those on a 3.5" or 4" screen.
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If I would leak something, I would make sure the device is clean, the camera is in focus and there is enough light.

Why are leaked images (almost) always such bad quality?
PR images are boring.

Blurry stuff, grease, elevators - They all add to the credibility of the photo!
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Have fun using those on a 3.5" or 4" screen.
I'm not saying they WILL do that on iPod, but they'd be more likely to do it than a touch-screen home button.

I don't think the gestures would be that bad anyway. I've been using 10.7 Lion for a week now and some of those 4-finger gestures work perfect on the trackpad which is almost the size of an iPod anyway.
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I'm not saying they WILL do that on iPod, but they'd be more likely to do it than a touch-screen home button.

I don't think the gestures would be that bad anyway. I've been using 10.7 Lion for a week now and some of those 4-finger gestures work perfect on the trackpad which is almost the size of an iPod anyway.
Trackpad is larger and provides more space for fingers than the touchscreen would when you're utilizing those gestures. Difference between a swipe and a full-hand pinch.
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Capacitive home button sounds believable as apple has gone away with buttons on the MacBooks trackpad. Apple likes touch, not clicking. Lol
The button on the MacBook trackpad is still a physical button; it's just that the entire trackpad clicks, rather than a small area at the bottom.
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Trackpad is larger and provides more space for fingers than the touchscreen would when you're utilizing those gestures. Difference between a swipe and a full-hand pinch.
Maybe you have really abnormally large fingers!

A full-hand pinch isn't that hard to do on an iPhone/iPod Touch
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Maybe you have really abnormally large fingers!

A full-hand pinch isn't that hard to do on an iPhone/iPod Touch
Try it. The positioning isn't comfortable for anyone.

I'd argue that you'd see Apple lose a large number of users if they went that route.
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I hope it's real. I personally welcome capacitive touch and 128 GB of storage.
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128gb?
Guess I'll be selling my 64gb 4th gen sometime around September .

64gb is no space at all. 24gb of music (that's shrunk to 128kbps!), 0gb for videos, 25gb for photos, the rest to apps.
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Fake. Not enough unicorn dust to be real.
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I don't buy it. What a nightmare that would be if just touching that area of the iPod took you back to the home screen. (Even the MacBook trackpads require a physical 'click' in order to register.) This would be a usability disaster.
A MacBook trackpad does NOT need a click to register.
You can change the settings so that you do not need to click at all, it simply takes your touch as a click. I use it in this way all the time, I NEVER click the touchpad.
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The button on the MacBook trackpad is still a physical button; it's just that the entire trackpad clicks, rather than a small area at the bottom.
Yes but you do not need to use it as a physical button.
You can use the MacBook 100% without EVER clicking the physical button.
The trackpad can be setup in System Preferences to respond to a touch as a click rather than a physical click. That is the way I have used it from days one and I have no issues with it at all.
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