We have heard a lot of rumors about the iPhone 5 in the past few weeks. But not a whole lot of people are talking about the iPod Touch and its future. Apple’s mp3 player has had better days. But the company has no reason to abandon it. In fact, the 5th generation iPod Touch is expected to have a 4 inch LCD display with the same processor currently being used in the iPhone 4S. The Japanese blog Macotakara has the story:
According to asian source, new iPod touch (5th generation) will have 4 inch LCD which is the same size with coming iPhone 5. CPU or other spec is considered to be same with iPhone 4S, and has different back-case design, which will be not mirror polished but buffed aluminum one. And it seems to be prepared black and white color model.
This suggests that the iPod Touch will be larger in size with an aluminum rear shell. The device won’t replace an iPhone. But it will be more than decent as a mp3 player. There is no word on its cameras and how they will be improved. The pricing strategy is expected to remain the same for the new iPod Touch though.
Yesterday, we reported that Apple was planning to include a smaller connector dock in the iPhone 5 and its upcoming gadgets. This move is going to render many current iPhone accessories useless and make life very difficult for manufacturers. There is now some speculation that Apple will introduce a dock adapter to make the new iPhone compatible with older accessories. Considering how much Apple charges for some of the adapters it sells, this would be a very profitable move:
In the future, more accessory manufacturers will rely on wireless tech to make their products future-proof. We don’t expect Apple to change the new 19 pin dock connector anytime soon though. In the meantime, it makes sense to give Apple fans an adapter that would let them use their old devices with their new iPhones. Will the adapter be included for free? That is highly doubtful.