New iPod touch to get A5 upgrade

Lily Walker
25 July, 2012
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Apple’s iPod touch is set to receive a processor upgrade to the iPhone 4S’ A5 chip while the iPod nano is also believed to receive an overhaul later this year.

Japanese publication Macotakara reported earlier this month about the possibility of the iPod nano returning with a new design. Some reports have suggested it may feature a touchscreen and be thinner than the 6th generation nano, but almost as tall as the 5th and could also feature a home-screen button, according to sources.

Now new reports have come in from the same website saying that not only will there be a new iPod nano, there will be a new iPod touch.

Apple is supposedly preparing to launch an updated iPod touch this spring, with similar features to those expected of the next generation iPhone, such as a four inch LCD screen, according to Macotakara’s sources.

The report claims that the A5 processor, seen most recently in the iPhone 4S, will be in the next iPod touch. The current iPod touch that launched in September 2010 features the A4 processor.

It is speculated that new iPod touch will take design inspiration from the iPad, with an identical rear-shell, still metal, but no longer the shiny aluminium, which can currently be found on the iPod touch. Another new feature may be a speaker on the bottom of the back case, but that’s just a suggestion as to the purpose of the small hole seen in the ‘leaked’ images of the new design.


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