I believe the answer is no and here is why: -Apple ends support for a product not by specs but by date (and whether it still sells the product at Apple Stores). iPod touch 4th gen came out in Sep 2010 while iPhone 4 June 2010. The touch 4G has the same specs as iPhone 4 except iPhone has 512mb RAM. -Apple and other stores (such as Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon) still sell the touch 4G as new. Since Apple released a new 16GB touch 4G (replacing 8GB) in 2012, the people who bought the 16GB model will have no new iOS upgrade if Apple abandons it. -If Apple were to abandon touch 4G it would be the first retina device product Apple will kill off. While other non-retina device still receives updates- such as iPad 2 and maybe even 3GS. -With Jony Ive re-making iOS to flat design the specs may be less demanding than current iOS. To run the OS hardware and software wise. -3GS started the trend of Apple iOS devices receiving 4 OS versions: 3-6. iPod touch 4g only has iOS 4-6 so far. If Apple kills the iPod touch 4g they also have to drop iPhone 4 support for iOS 7.