Of all the portable players Apple sells, the iPod touch is by far the most popular. And for good reason, too.
It’s basically an iPhone without the phone app. It’s also super slim and plays not only music, but video too, as well as a truckload of apps and games.
The iTouch is the only player that keeps reeling in considerable revenue for Apple’s iPod business. There have been four generations of the player, and a fifth one lurks in the dark, sources close to 9to5mac
The site has published a gallery
of concept imagery showing what the next-generation iPod touch might look like. Some highlights can be found below.
Although Apple reportedly has two events scheduled for this fall, tomorrow’s showcase is said to include not only the iPhone 5, but also a bunch of iPods
. Sources say Apple is updating the entire iPod lineup.
The company might even throw in a new nano that runs a stripped down version of the iOS shared by iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
These concept images by designer Guilherme Schasipen
show an elongated version of the iPod touch presumably sporting the same four-inch Retina display found on the iPhone 5.
Other common traits shared with Apple’s smartphone include the redesigned speaker grills and, of course, the mini dock connector.
Interestingly Guilherme has left out the headphone jack plug from his designs. Maybe he envisioned it at the top, opposed to the lock button.
The software showing up on the display is Passbook, a new application confirmed by Apple in iOS 6. It keeps all your passes in one place for easy access. It will come bundled with the new iOS when Apple decides to release it to the masses.
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