RUMOR: Apple’s next-gen iPod touch to feature capacitive home button, 128GB storage

“Although I’m tending towards skepticism on this one, it could be that these blurry-cam photos of a potential iPod Touch with non-physical home button show an example of some sort of aborted trunk on the iPod Touch family tree with to a seamless, button-free face,” John Biggs reports for CrunchGear. “Talking heads have been touting this button-free model for a while now and so these images lend credence to that direction in Apple iPod/iPhone trade dress.

Biggs reports, “Marked with the ‘DVT-1’ badge found on the earlier examples of the iPod Touch discovered in 2010 that sported front and back cameras, this model has 128GB of memory, is running firmware 4.2.1MC14 and is marked model MC550LL which points to a Mac Pro model as well as a permutation of the 4th Gen iPod Touch.”

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  1. I doubt this- I believe the possibility of it as a prototype, however a non-physical button would be too easily pressed when holding the “handles” in landscape mode

  2. I am so ready for a solid state 128Gb iPod!

    My iPod Classic 160Gb from 2007, well, the first two I got were DOA (first time ever for me before or since from an Apple product) and withdrawn from the market the following year with a more stable but smaller Gb HD inside. So I’m not sure how much longer this thing will live. I have a friend of mine I gave my 2002 2G 20Gb iPod and it’s still going strong.

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