Yesterday, we saw what might be the next generation iPod Nano.  Now we have what is supposedly the next gen iPod Touch.  While the blurry photos and few details lend itself to a healthy dose of skepticism, a few things seem to indicate that this may in fact be the real deal.  

In this version the physical home button we’ve all grown familiar with has been removed in favor of a capacitive version.  This seems logical since it not only removes the possibility of lint and other debris from getting jammed into the gap, but could streamline the production process and lower the cost since a separate piece doesn’t have to be manufactured and installed.  The leak also points towards 128GB of storage, which is twice the capacity of the current iPod Touch model.  Lastly, the aluminum back is still present, which might mean that it’s older than we think, or that perhaps Apple hasn’t entirely abandoned this finish, which could mean good news for the iPhone 5.   Less interesting is that model number, MC550LL, and that it’s running iOS 4.2.1 – we can’t derive much info from those two clues.

To add some perspective to the matter, we hardly think these aforementioned features are worth drooling over or getting that excited about. However, it does point to the next evolution of devices that we can expect from Apple and could perhaps lend credence to future leaked device, provided of course we see a comparable feature set, which in this case is the capacitive touch home button, something that we’ve been hearing about for some time now.

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Christen Costa

 
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."