Apple to reportedly unveil new iPod touch, iPod shuffle and iPod nano this week

Apple to reportedly unveil new iPod touch, iPod shuffle and iPod nano this week

iPods in unreleased colors were spotted on  iTunes 12.2 earlier this month. Notice the 'Tuesday' and '14' of the calendar app? That could very well indicate the Tueday, July 14 launch date of the refreshed iPod lineup. <br> Image source: MacRumors

The iPod was once upon a time considered the cornerstone of Apple,  so much so that during its heyday, it was the very product that could single-handedly define the entire company. But as the years went by, it found itself slowly being pushed to the sidelines, in order to make way for Apple’s more lofty and revolutionary projects.

But that’s no longer the case, because according to several reports, Apple’s iconic iPod lineup is all geared up to make a comeback sometime this week.

While it is reportedly said that Apple would be updating their entire iPod lineup, most of the juicy details that we have gathered so far primarily revolves around Apple’s flagship iPod, the iPod touch.

According to a French Apple-centric website, iGen.fr, the new iPod Touch would be getting an upgrade in the form of a speed boost, courtesy of a new 64-bit processor that would replace the existing 32-bit one of the current gen iPod touch. About time, considering that the fifth generation iPod touch – the one that is currently on sale – was announced about three years ago, and has yet to receive an update since It was unveiled.

MacRumors also managed to dig up images of the new iPod Touch, Shuffle and Nano being decked in three new colors; Gold, Electric Blue, and Fuschia. <br> Image source: MacRumors

If you have been paying close attention to the way Apple updates the iPod touch, it wouldn’t be too much of a wild speculation to say that the 64-bit processor could most likely come courtesy of the A7 chip of the iPhone 5S – especially after you consider that the A6 chip of the iPhone 5 and 5C is a 32-bit one, and that it wouldn’t make much business sense for Apple to fit the new iPod touch with the same A8 chip that powers the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

Other upgrades to the new iPod Touch, according to Apple Insider, would supposedly take place within its imaging and storage department. Again, seeing that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is being offered with a 128GB storage capacity, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the extra storage capacity being offered on the upcoming iPod touch as well. Last but not least, the new iPod touch is also said to be available in three new colors: Gold, Electric Blue, and Fuchsia.

Source: iGen.Fr via The Telegraph, Apple Insider

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