iPod touch rumored to get A5 processor, 4-inch Retina Display, 5MP camera

iPod touch rumored to get A5 processor, 4-inch Retina Display, 5MP camera
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.


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34 Comments

1. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Well since the iPhone is really an iPod then these might be the specs for the iPhone 5. The 4" screen looks to be 100% accurate. Only a short little wait today will fill us in on all the juicy details.

4. wendygarett unregistered

Or probably Tim will only announce iPod touch.... Tadaa!!! Disappoint? No iPhone today :D

6. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yeah people will flip out. ESPECIALLY the i$heep. lol

8. wendygarett unregistered

Hey!!! We are not sheep!!! We just like Apple that's all... Oh well... No harm feelings ok

10. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I hate Apple. one word: Garbage

13. wendygarett unregistered

Taunt? Wendy please calm down~~~ Oh well, iDevice still awesome :D

11. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Not all Apple fans are i$heep. Only the radical ones who will stab their own mother in the back for an iPhone or think Apple is the next best thing since the wheel, or think of it in a religious cult type of way. Most Apple fans are actually very nice, humble people. Just like you wendygarett. lol

20. wendygarett unregistered

That's why I respect you :) +1

12. Kostas_13

Posts: 43; Member since: Sep 07, 2012

Tim Cook: "...and today, I am really proud to announce that... there will be a delay of 1 month in the iPhone announcement! Stay tuned!"

14. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Dude you will have riots at the local Apple stores. DON'T JOKE LIKE THAT!!! lol +1 to you for the funny you made!

15. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Actaully Evo every day people taunt me with their iphone 4s's at school. I taunt back with my sgs2 that i can do almost everything a computer can with. Heck, one of my friends was going to upgrade to a Iphone 4s, i talked him into getting a droid razr maxx, he loves it lol

21. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

See that is crazy. That proves my elitist mentality that SOME not ALL iPhone users have. You at least know the truth & keep showing them that your Galaxy S II can do everything their little iPhone can do & so much more. Really to me it's just them taunting you to make themselves feel better because I think deep down they know their iPhone can't do what your Galaxy S II can do. I do the same also, my friend wanted the new iPhone but we went to Verizon & I showed him the Samsung Galaxy S III & he thought it was insane. I had my USB on the go in my in my book bag & I connected my 1 TB portable Hard Drive & we started to watch Batman Begins in 1080p HD almost instantaneous & that sold him faster than catnip to a cat. Even the Verizon rep was VERY impressed. He didn’t know the phone was that powerful or could do that. lol +1

22. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I didn't know it could do that either. I love Android.

24. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Your Galaxy S II can do that also. Here is a link to a video for you. Check this out: http://blog.clove.co.uk/2011/05/12/samsung-galaxy-s-ii-gt-i9100-usb-otg-democonnect-a-hard-drive-to-your-samsung-galaxy-s-ii/

28. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Thanks man, really could use that.

32. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Can I add $50 to your bank account? Thanks for the find. I'll try it with my GSIII. :)

34. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Hey here is a video for you. The Galaxy S III is BEAST! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUocF7sMU4Q I meant to thumb you up but I thumbed you down because I am a moron. lol Sorry!

26. desijatt

Posts: 58; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

i hate apple but love ipod. i own one and will upgrade to the newer if it'll be awesome

2. ObjectivismFTW

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

A new audio chip would be a nice addition.. Geez... how about they make improvements where necessary...

3. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

and isheep like Phone arena and gizmodo will claim iphone 5 or the new iphone or whatever it will be called you can use its entire surface of 4 inches when a year ago they said you couldnt but now can becasue its an icrap

7. bucky

Posts: 3775; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Man, stick to android articles if you hate anything iPhone. This article had literally not one piece of information for you to enjoy...unless you're thinking of switching.

29. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You mean down grading?

5. shadowcell

Posts: 300; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

I know this is just rumors but if true, they have once again treated the new iPod Touch as a chop-shop iPhone 4S/5 sans antenna. Impressive specs but the innovation is slowly sinking.

9. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

"Slowly sinking"? If this does turn out to be the truth, it will fall faster than the water from Niagra Falls. Innovation is clearly going out the window with Apple. Last time they innovated was the iPhone 4 in 2009. We are now months away from 2013. Not good, lets hope Apple has some surprises left. +1

16. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Iphone 4 was 2010?

25. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yeah I tried to change it but could not edit in time. I wish I could edit all the time. Please, PhoneArena.com make this a reality. But yes I knew my mistake almost instantly. lol +1

30. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Everyone makes mistakes on here, its life.

17. 1701nino unregistered

Man you android jerks are totally jellaous,i was thinking about switching to android but after seeing how android trolls are stupid i'm definetllynot going to.Proud to be an iphone and an ipad owner.Just look gays the next iphone is going to be a huge sucess once again and you will suffer,once again:D:D:D

18. shadowcell

Posts: 300; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

19. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Jealous of iphone which I can't customize the way i want to? Yep so jealous -_-

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