Apple to Update iPod Touch with 4-Inch Display, A5 Chip, Buffed Aluminum Rear Shell?

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    In line with a fresh report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claiming that Apple will be updating the iPod touch later this year with an "all-new" design using the same in-cell touch display technology rumored to be used in the next iPhone, Japanese blog Mac Otakara reports that Apple will also be moving the iPod touch to a 4-inch display from the current 3.5-inch display. Apple is otherwise said to be basing the iPod touch's internals on the iPhone 4S, although the case will include a "buffed aluminum" rear shell rather than the glass back of the iPhone 4S or the mirrored stainless steel of the current iPod touch.
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    Rough mockup of fifth-generation iPod touch with buffed aluminum rear shell and larger display
    The report's source also indicates that there is an additional hole in the lower portion of the rear shell, separate from the camera found on the current model. It is, however, currently unknown what the function of the hole will be.

    Article Link: Apple to Update iPod Touch with 4-Inch Display, A5 Chip, Buffed Aluminum Rear Shell?
     
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    I'd hit that.
     
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    wickerman1893

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    The mockup makes the screen pop. However, I doubt it will look like that, I hope not anyways.
     
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    Meh, I feel like the 4 inch iPhone/iPod and the 7.85 inch iPad Mini rumors is all we talk about. How about OS X Mountain Lion? I'm ready for that :D
     
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    Hello, finger print magnet.
     
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    mmm.. that's the best mockup I've seen in years ;) :sarcasm:
     
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    Good news for the iPod touch community! They need an update/refresh indeed.
     
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    That render is extremely rough. I would like to see an iPod touch with iPhone 4S internals and the oft-rumored 4 in display and maybe even Siri. Kinda wanting the glass sandwich though... Though a brushed aluminum back would look nice and remind me of the OG iPhone. :)
     
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    Don't like the rendering, but it is time for an update to the iPod touch. Hope to see Siri, A5, 4 inch screen.
     
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    Wondering if the iPod really be launched before the iPhone.
     
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    I wonder how they would price the next gen touch.

    If rumors are correct that the so called "iPad mini" would be around the 200-300 price range, then the new touch would be around 100-150.

    But now, where does that leave the nano which is priced around 110-120?
     
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    what is that dimple on the back
     
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    nice, hopefully it will get siri
    kind of a given isn't it?

    don't like the mockup, but like the idea
     
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    They need the iPod Touch in different colours!
     
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    The iPod touch community is kids whose parents won't spring for an iPhone yet. It's like an iPhone with training wheels. They don't need an update because soon they are older and get their own damn phone. Come on Mom, I'm going to college, how am I gonna call you and ask for money.
     
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    "buffed aluminum shell"

    FINALLY.

    iPods look terrible after a while because of the back.
     
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    The day they sell an iPod touch with 3G capabilities, I will be so happy. Really want a revamped iPod.
     
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    That would be a hole for mag safe, my friend:)))...wishful thinkin)
     
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    Buffed aluminum?....... I thought for sure it would be liquid metal. ;)
     
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    I think I've cracked Apple's rumor strategy. Tell one rumor source who thinks they're exclusive one thing, tell another rumor source who thinks they're exclusive the opposite thing.

    The next iPhone is in production already, the next iPhone is still in development.

    It doesn't matter, deliver an awesome phone. Oh, and Lion and the next iMac. Mostly the next iMac. My iPhone is kind of a time sink with lousy battery life.
     
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    It's stainless steel...
     
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    Siri is not a marketable feature for a highly portable Wi-Fi device IMHO. It would be hard to explain what's better about this new model without giving it a different form factor. The last iPod touch had a Retina display, and for all the hype around Infinity Blade, most App Stores games are still relatively casual and easy on the CPU.
     
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    speaker hole
     
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    An iPhone without voice and I'd be all over it.
     
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    I'd be down for an aluminum back, but an aluminum front? Ehhhh....
     

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