A prototype of iPod touch with straight edges like the iPhone 12 leaks

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the iPhone launch in 2021, the popular device has made news again for many reasons. But one of the most curious has happened this week, when an occasional Apple leaker shared from your Twitter account a prototype of the iPod Touch with straight edges, quite similar to the iPhone 12.

IPod touch 5 generation prototype
IPod touch 5 generation prototype

Images shared by leaker Mr. White show an old-school fifth-generation iPod Touch prototype, with beveled edges and an aluminum finish. Very different from the original iPod touch‌ 5 that Apple released in October 2012, rounded edges, with an anodized aluminum chassis and available in six colors. It also offered a larger screen, support for 1080p video recording, an LED flash, and support for Siri.

9 years ago the iPod touch looked like a modern iPhone

iPod touch prototipo
IPod touch prototype with straight edges

As can also be seen in the images, the prototype lacks an Apple logo on the back, it is the presence of a 30-pin dock connector, which suggests it was designed before Apple formally adopted Lightning. And it is that with the iPhone 5, the iPod nano (seventh generation) and the iPad (fourth generation), the original ‌iPod touch‌ 5 was one of the first Apple devices to have a Lightning port.

Prototipo iPod touch
This prototype was designed before it adopted the Lightning

Clearly, the iPod touch’s alternate design with flat edges gives it a more classic iPhone look than the rounded sides of the model we met. Why did Apple prefer it? We do not know Back then it would have been a better decision? Comment in the comments.

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