Back in May when iMore head about the iPad mini release schedule and pricing goal, we also heard that the iPod touch wasn't going anywhere. We covered what the iPod touch means in an iPad mini world a couple of days ago, and what an iPod touch with iPhone 5 class flagship device with 4-inch, 16:9 display and amped up internals, could mean. Macotakara is now reporting something very close to that, but with specifics:
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 alminum one. And it seems to be prepared black and white color model.
They also report a hole on the back of the case, though cite no know reason for it yet.
Other than a white option, Apple didn't update the iPod touch last year, leaving the 4th generation model on the market at the same $200 starting price as the year before. Getting the iPod touch 5 on track, specs wise, will be important for it to properly support the latest and greatest games -- a major consideration of the platform.
While the iPod touch represents roughly half of all iPod sales, iPod sales as a whole have been trending down for a while now. Could refreshed hardware go at least part of the way towards turning that around?