I am just curious to know because I have heard and read about this before, once a mans temple points are gone that is when the final balding pattern is achieved. Is there any truth to this or is it just internet rumors?
Seems to be just internet misinformation.
Traditionally, there is a pattern to men’s hair loss (which is why it is known as male pattern baldness), and the Norwood classification chart shows those various patterns. The Norwood chart is not meant to be seen as a progression of hair loss from 2 to 7. In most cases, men will fit into one of these patterns.
If your temples are gone and there is no other evidence or pattern to the hair loss under a microscope (via a miniaturization study or bulk analysis), then you can assume you are not undergoing traditional balding. Temple peak loss is a separate balding characteristic from male pattern baldness.