New iPod Touch to Incorporate 4-inch Display and A5 Processor
While the whole world seems infatuated with a new phone that Apple may or may not launch later this year, the humble iPod Touch has seemingly stayed under the radar for a while. Apple likes to update the iPod Touch along with the iPhone, so why aren’t we wondering what’s next for the device?
Thankfully some hardened Apple fans out there are still on the hunt for news about a 5th generation iPod Touch, and a new report seems to have come up trumps with the details. Japanese blog Macotakara believes that Apple will increase the screen size to 4-inches to match the iPhone 5, and will also bump up the processor to the A5 chip used in the iPhone 4S.
Like the iPhone, Apple has kept the design of the iPod Touch very similar for the past two years – some may even argue it’s been the same since the first generation, albeit being made slimmer over time. Analysts such as Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities (who correctly predicted the Retina Display MacBook Pro long before its launch) believe that Apple will change the design of the iPod Touch to an ‘all-new’ design for the 5th generation model.
In line with this report, Macotakara reckons that the new Touch will feature a ‘buffed aluminium’ rear casing. This will signal a move away from the highly polished and shiny rear cover that has featured on the iPod Touch since the first generation model, which although it looks lovely, is prone to millions of ugly scratches.
We should find out for sure what Apple plans to do with its iPod Touch over the coming months, leading up to a launch alongside the iPhone 5 around September time.