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

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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.
    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?
  2. wickerman1893 macrumors 6502


    Dec 16, 2008
    The mockup makes the screen pop. However, I doubt it will look like that, I hope not anyways.
  3. AppleGuesser macrumors regular


    May 1, 2012
    Athens, GA
    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
  4. ANTONkoolaid macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2012
  5. DaMike8 macrumors member

    Apr 29, 2011
    mmm.. that's the best mockup I've seen in years ;) :sarcasm:
  6. Bchagey macrumors 6502

    Feb 10, 2011
    Good news for the iPod touch community! They need an update/refresh indeed.
  7. bettaboy123 macrumors member

    Dec 28, 2010
    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. :)
  8. utahman130 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2012
    Don't like the rendering, but it is time for an update to the iPod touch. Hope to see Siri, A5, 4 inch screen.
  9. sshhoott macrumors 6502


    Feb 6, 2010
    Wondering if the iPod really be launched before the iPhone.
  10. B777Forevar macrumors 6502a


    Jul 25, 2011
    Chicago, IL
    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?
  11. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
  12. kiwiboi87 macrumors 6502

    Aug 30, 2011
    New Zealand
    nice, hopefully it will get siri
    kind of a given isn't it?

    don't like the mockup, but like the idea
  13. iApples macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2011
    They need the iPod Touch in different colours!
  14. RobertMartens macrumors 65816


    Aug 29, 2002
    Tokyo, Japan
    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.
  15. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    "buffed aluminum shell"


    iPods look terrible after a while because of the back.
  16. iPhoneApple macrumors 6502

    Jan 24, 2011
    The day they sell an iPod touch with 3G capabilities, I will be so happy. Really want a revamped iPod.
  17. vartanarsen macrumors 6502a

    Jul 2, 2010
    That would be a hole for mag safe, my friend:)))...wishful thinkin)
  18. FlameofAnor macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2011
    Buffed aluminum?....... I thought for sure it would be liquid metal. ;)
  19. Xtremehkr macrumors 68000


    Jul 4, 2004
    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.
  20. myrtlebee macrumors 68000


    Jul 9, 2011
    It's stainless steel...
  21. jlnr macrumors regular

    Sep 27, 2010
    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.
  22. ElZeus macrumors regular

    May 26, 2008
  23. damir00 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 30, 2011
    An iPhone without voice and I'd be all over it.
  24. deannnnn macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2007
    New York City & South Florida
    I'd be down for an aluminum back, but an aluminum front? Ehhhh....

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