Yeah yeah, it is the iPhone 5 that has you sitting at the edge
of your seat, but the iPod touch is due for a refresh too
, you know. And if KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is correct, the new model will be quite an upgrade over its predecessor.
The next-gen iPod touch will come in both black and white, but also in a variety of additional colors, just like the iPod nano and the iPod shuffle. Also, users will be able to pair the portable media player with other large-screened devices and use it as a video game controller, according to Kuo. Under the hood, it is said that Apple will put an A5 dual-core processor, which is the same chip ticking inside the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4S. Note that an A5 chip for the next iPod touch is being mentioned by other analysts too
, and we hope their predictions are really onto something. A GPS radio is also expected to be added, in addition to a pretty capable 5-megapixel main camera and a FaceTime cam on the front with support for HD video.
And if all that is not enough, Ming-Chi Kuo expects seeing a 4-inch screen on the new iPod touch - a screen identical to the one on the iPhone 5, with resolution of 1136 by 640 pixels. Since the new display panel is thinner, the device itself might be as thin as 6.0 to 6.5 millimeters and should weigh about 100 grams. To no surprise, a smaller dock connector is expected to be fitted on the portable media player.
So yeah, the new iPod touch, which will probably be announced today, is shaping up like a pretty promising device, although it is advisable to wait until Apple makes the player official before throwing any money at your computer's screen. The Apple event starts at 10:00AM Pacific time, so stay tuned for all the latest coverage.