iPod touch fifth generation photos surface, skepticism ensues

It is well known that Apple updates its products on a yearly cycle. So it shouldn't come as a major surprise that alleged 5th generation iPod touch photos have surfaced.

9to5mac got its hands on several pictures of the upcoming device, but the images should be taken with a bit of skepticism as there isn't any confirmation that these photos are legitimate. There is also a bit of speculation that the photos may be fake because of the way the storage is being reported.

The device has 128 GB of storage which doubles the amount currently offered by the fourth generation iPod touch. On one of the photos, the device reports that there is 126.5 GB of storage, where it should be closer to 115 GB based on the way the current generation iPod touch reports storage amounts.

The biggest change to the platform is the replacement of the home button with a capacitive button. But if these pictures are true, then we can most likely expect a capacitive home button on the upcoming iPhone 5.

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what's wrong with these kind of article or news ?? waste of time...neowin need to reconsider twice or even more before posting the stuff. just getting irritating when something pop up like this.

Priceless90 said,
what's wrong with these kind of article or news ?? waste of time...neowin need to reconsider twice or even more before posting the stuff. just getting irritating when something pop up like this.

Neowin's devs should just hardcode one of these comments in to the comments area, there's always one.
Maybe make a few of them and it randomly picks one to add to the post so it's not always the same.

Baines said,

Neowin's devs should just hardcode one of these comments in to the comments area, there's always one.
Maybe make a few of them and it randomly picks one to add to the post so it's not always the same.


EXCELLENT IDEA.

No sh** really... That'd be epic!
Suggested user name: "Neotroll"

GS:mac

I find it funny that it says iPod in the upper left corner and has a WiFi signal. Didn't think the iPhone said iPod.

RangerLG said,
I find it funny that it says iPod in the upper left corner and has a WiFi signal. Didn't think the iPhone said iPod.

I'm confused. The iPod has wifi capabilities.

RangerLG said,
I find it funny that it says iPod in the upper left corner and has a WiFi signal. Didn't think the iPhone said iPod.

Huh?!

RangerLG said,
I find it funny that it says iPod in the upper left corner and has a WiFi signal. Didn't think the iPhone said iPod.

This isn't an iPhone. The iPod touch has always said iPod with the Wifi sign in the corner.

RangerLG said,
I find it funny that it says iPod in the upper left corner and has a WiFi signal. Didn't think the iPhone said iPod.

Did you miss the "iPod" in the title, or the repeated use of "iPod" in the article or the repeated use of "iPod" in the tags?

Tell me how this is any different really from the previous two itouch devices ? I've still got my 1st gen itouch around and it's still a decent device for listening to music.

Shadrack said,
Gotta love how leaked photos of future products are always blurry....

Not saying it is real but if you worked in a place like apple and only had about 5 seconds to get a picture before someone else saw you, your pictures would be blurry too. I would expect unless its a field test unit which I doubt would happen for an ipod (no cell testing needing), no one really has 1 on 1 unsupervised access to units like this.

The leaked photos of the new aluminum Apple keyboards were crystal clear. Yet even there people screamed fake, turned out not to be fake obviously.

Shadrack said,
Gotta love how leaked photos of future products are always blurry....

+1

You'd think that even the smallest crap-cam should have at least a OKAY-auto focus and 1MP...

HEEEELL...
"Leakers" should at least set their Gausian a FEW levels lower nowadays....

GS:mac

ahhell said,
Wouldn't a "touch" home button be a crappy idea?

That's exactly how I see it...
I'd be too afraid to accidentally touch it...
Obviously it wouldn't provide wake-from-lock anymore...

GS:mac

ahhell said,
Wouldn't a "touch" home button be a crappy idea?

Have touch buttons on my Desire HD, and they work just as well as physical buttons.

ahhell said,
Wouldn't a "touch" home button be a crappy idea?

Yes, it's a bad idea. Before I got a case, I often accidentally hit the back button on my Samsung Focus.

My wife has the HTC Wildfire - touch buttons. I have the Desire - proper push buttons. I much prefer the physical feel of proper buttons.

Wonder how you perform a hard reset without a proper button on Apple devices?

ahhell said,
Wouldn't a "touch" home button be a crappy idea?

iPhone fans slammed the Samsung Focus for having touch buttons - so the day it is announced it will be declared the most magical thing Steve Jobs has invented.

SK[ said,]Wonder how you perform a hard reset without a proper button on Apple devices?

That has been my question since the rumors started about a year ago.

SK[ said,]Wonder how you perform a hard reset without a proper button on Apple devices?

You'd still have the Power / Standby and Volume controls to press... right?

maybe it has external SD storage?! .... wow

even if it is true, might change as it could be just a prototype, would be interesting to see from a hardware pov what has changed

Looks like a photoshop, the image doesnt look right around the button the smudges are in a circular motion as if someones just photoshopped out the indented button.