Rumors Suggest a Brand-New iPod Touch Is on the Way — First Update Since 2015

 

The iPod Touch: It Ain't Over Yet
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The iPod Touch: It Ain't Over Yet
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The iPod: It Ain’t Over Yet

A few product refreshes from Apple are slated this week, including a new version of the AirPods. But to go along with that, the Cupertino company might just refresh the iPod Touch.

MacRumors is suggesting that the seventh-generation iPod Touch may appear tomorrow via a press release.

Low-profile announcements of product refreshes has become common from Apple.  The new iPad Air, iPad Mini, and today’s iMac refresh were all revealed by press release.

MacRumors also reports that Ming-Chi Kuo is the source of the rumor.  The analyst has a good track record for predicting new product launches from Apple.

Developer Steve Troughton-Smith gave the rumor some credibility when he discovered references to a refreshed iPod Touch in iOS 12.2 code.

Apple has never officially stopped selling the iPod Touch 2015, and it’s currently the oldest device on offer from the tech company.

A refresh would make sense, especially now that Apple Music has gained plenty of traction.  But how will it function, exactly, with streaming now the dominant format for music fans?

While the rumor of a refresh is wafting about, there are no details on possible specs. The 2015 iPod Touch is powered by the aging A8 processor, which also powered the iPhone 6.  Speculation suggests that Apple may be seeking to bring the iPod Touch design more in line with current iPhone design trends.

There’s also speculation on whether Apple will remove the 3.5 headphone jack from the device.  A refreshed iPod Touch would theoretically help to sell the rumored AirPods 2 expected later this year.

If the refreshed iPod Touch goes all out and features compatibility with AirCharge, then perhaps the 3.5mm jack will be removed.

Either way, we’re eagerly awaiting an announcement from Apple regarding the classic device.  It’s a shame that we won’t see the return of the click wheel… or at least we don’t think.

One Response

  1. Dennis

    Can’t wait for updated iPod. (the gadget that changed music industry) DT.