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Old Jul 22, 2011, 09:27 AM   #1
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Apple Planning to Introduce White iPod Touch Later This Year?




Concord Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has in the past provided some accurate claims primarily regarding Apple's notebook lines, now reports to AppleInsider that Apple may be planning to introduce a white iPod touch later this year. The forthcoming fifth-generation iPod touch is said to otherwise be nearly identical to the current version.
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Looking into the current third calendar quarter, Kuo said checks indicate Apple has placed orders for white iPod touch models that are expected to go into mass production sometime in late August, but he added that the build plans for those models reflect few, if any, distinguishable changes from the existing black models introduced last fall.

"It means no spec update of iPod touch this year," he said.
Last month, references to a new iOS-based iPod known as "iPod4,2" were discovered in the iOS 5 beta, with Apple's use of that naming convention instead of "iPod5,1" leading to speculation that the next-generation iPod touch will indeed be a minor update.




Lending credence to the claims of a forthcoming white iPod touch is the discovery of a new white front plate for the iPod touch obtained by parts and repair firm iFixyouri and reported to 9 to 5 Mac. The white part appears essentially identical to the black one used in the current iPod touch, and thus it can not be definitively stated whether the part is intended for a forthcoming model or was for a white version of the current generation that was ultimately scrapped before release.

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Old Jul 22, 2011, 09:32 AM   #2
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So the new Touch will be based on the iPhone 4.... Cool!
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Old Jul 22, 2011, 09:33 AM   #3
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Introduced later this year? So we should expect it by Spring 2012 then?
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Old Jul 22, 2011, 09:33 AM   #4
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Seems ho-hum for a front page item.
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Old Jul 22, 2011, 09:36 AM   #5
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I just had an Applegasm.
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Old Jul 22, 2011, 09:38 AM   #6
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noooo! i need 128GB iPod Touch!!! Please Apple!
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Old Jul 22, 2011, 09:39 AM   #7
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Like a good neighbor apple is there with a white iPod touch and 3G
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Old Jul 22, 2011, 09:40 AM   #8
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at a minimum the storage should be upgraded
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Old Jul 22, 2011, 09:40 AM   #9
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i would buy that. i dont like white for an everyday device but iPod Touch, would be nice
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Old Jul 22, 2011, 09:46 AM   #10
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I still have my 2G iPod Touch because Apple didn't put in a decent camera in the newer models. Looks like I won't be buying this one either unless it gets a decent camera. Everything my 2G can do it does just fine.
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Old Jul 22, 2011, 09:49 AM   #11
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I don't care what color it is, make it 3G.
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Old Jul 22, 2011, 09:53 AM   #12
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Are Apple Planning to Introduce White iPod Touch Later This Year?
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Old Jul 22, 2011, 10:01 AM   #13
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I don't care what color it is, make it 3G.
Soon you'll want it in your toaster.
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Old Jul 22, 2011, 10:02 AM   #14
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No internal upgrade is believable given the (also believable) rumours of thermal issues with the A5 in the iPhone 5. The touch is even tighter.

As others have said, though, a storage bump would be nice. Especially since I'm hoping for a storage bump by the time I'm buying my iPad 3 and iPhone 6.

Maybe in a few years we'll even get colours? I want my lime green phone.
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Old Jul 22, 2011, 10:04 AM   #15
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The proximity sensor on that front is yucky.
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Old Jul 22, 2011, 10:08 AM   #16
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Lets hope they put a LED flash on the back side. Hard to see how they could make the iTouch any better, for what it does it is really one perfect tool, and so light.
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The proximity sensor on that front is yucky.
It's an ambient light sensor, but white certainly does make it noticeable.
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Old Jul 22, 2011, 10:09 AM   #18
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What is the with tech press's obsession with white iDevices?
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Old Jul 22, 2011, 10:09 AM   #19
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i don't like the white version.it's just my opinion,it makes it look cheap.But anyway some people like the white ones.
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Old Jul 22, 2011, 10:12 AM   #20
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They really need to show off now that they finally managed to do this white thing.
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Old Jul 22, 2011, 10:15 AM   #21
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I've actually been holding out on getting a Touch for my daughter specifically because I was thinking the next version will offer a white color. Nice!!! Now my son can take the black 4th gen and hopefully my daughter can get a white 5th gen.

If they offer a 3G Touch, then my wife is going to have to upgrade from her 2nd gen Touch. Santa is going to be busy this year.
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Old Jul 22, 2011, 10:17 AM   #22
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And why not?

The market for white phones and the likes in the East and China is massive! It'll help Apple expand into the new lucrative 'new' superpower markets...


Notice how I didn't say 'emerging' ... I leave that sort of propaganda hype for the western media, they're already emerged and bobbing on the surface ;-)
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No internal upgrade is believable given the (also believable) rumours of thermal issues with the A5 in the iPhone 5. The touch is even tighter.
The iPhone A5 thermal issue rumor is not believable.

The A5 has a lower TDP than the A4. Moreover, Apple should be very familiar with A5 since it has been shipping on the iPad 2 for months.

Note that the original A4-powered iPad would overheat when used outdoors under direct sunlight. The iPad 2 does not exhibit the same behavior.
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why everyone is hoping for a 3G Model?Apple will never gonna put it
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What is the with tech press's obsession with white iDevices?
What else do they have to talk about?
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