Pictures Show iPod Touch Without Home Button
Remember those rumors a while back about the next generation of Apple devices eschewing a physical Home button? Well, they just got a whole lot more believable.
The Apple news site 9to5Mac was sent a series of pictures that purportedly show the next generation of the iPod Touch. And as the no-Home-button rumors indicated, there is a capacitive, touch-sensitive area where the physical Home button used to be.
That's not all. The iPod in the pictures has a capacity of 128GB and sports the curved metal back familiar in older iPhone and iPod Touch designs (and which might be returning to the iPhone).
So far, expert reaction has mostly been that of extreme skepticism. The markings on the iPod seem vaguely legit, but not enough so to dispel all suspicion.
Capacitive buttons are growing popular on other devices, especially a large portion of Android smartphones, but this would be a first for Apple if the Home button indeed goes capacitive.
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