IPT5 Home button 'feel' compared to previous models

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by AbacabMR, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. AbacabMR macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2012
    Hi All !

    To those who have migrated from an 'old' IPT to the new IPT5...

    Do you notice any difference between your IPT's in terms of the 'travel' distance under the home button ? My IPT5 has a slightly shorter 'travel' under the button. It works just fine. I'm just curious as to whether this is normal or not. We have an IPT2, IPT4 and an IPAD4... the travel distance is 'normal'. This new IPT5's is noticeably shorter.

    I don't feel like returning it and if this does not potentially impact its long term reliability... I'll be just fine with this. I got this last Saturday so I'm guessing it can be returned if need be.

    Depending on the responses, I might go to the store in a week or so to talk to someone over there about it.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. spyguy10709 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 5, 2010
    One Infinite Loop, Cupertino CA
    I don't own one, but the new iPod is a lot thinner than previous models so it would make sense that the button would have less travel.
  3. AbacabMR thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2012
    Tks for your post. I called Apple support (having one courtesy call after my purchase) and they mentioned the same thing.

    I booked a 'Genius Bar' appointment next Saturday to have this checked out. There is barely any 'travel' so I'll get this checked and after one week since my initial purchase it might just be exchanged if it is indeed abnormal.

    I'll be able to compare with all the demos they have on site.
  4. yinz macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2012
    I heard the new iPhone has a modified home button to give it more reliability. Maybe they did the same to the iPod Touch 5th gen...

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