iPod Touch 6th Generation was not amongst the Apple products showcased at this year's WWDC in early June. Previously, gossip circles had speculated that the next iPod would be featured at that event. Though the fabled device did not show up, release date rumors still persist.
iPod Touch 6th Generation Rumors Never Seem to Die
Word regarding the next iPod Touch has been circulating on the web since 2013. However, the so-called iPod Touch 6th Generation failed to show in 2014. This did not discourage fans from believing that Apple will showcase this iPod at WWDC 2015. However, Apple did not bring the next iPod Touch as predicted.
Still, sites such as Latino Post and Master Herald continue to insist that Apple is merely holding back the iPod Touch 6 for a possible September reveal date. Nonetheless, it is important to note that the iPod Touch has not been doing well on the market. iPod Touch sales have been slumping amidst rising consumer demand for iPhone devices.
Apple has not officially confirmed the demise of the iPod series though, which may offer a bit of consolation for iPod diehards. However, It is looking less likely that Apple will be introducing the next iPod this year. The company is already focused on promoting products such as iOS 9, Watch OS 2, and OS X 10.11 El Capitan.
What is the iPod Touch 6th Generation?
In actuality, Apple has a habit of reusing the same names for their products without assigning a designation number. To avoid confusion, the company often uses the word "new" when referring to the more recent device.
Hence, consumers have taken upon themselves to assign unofficial nicknames. For instance, the fifth iPod Touch is referred to as iPod Touch 5th Generation. According to Apple's product page, iPod Touch 5th Generation is simply called "iPod Touch".
The iPod Touch continues to be adored by holdouts who want access to music and video files, outside of using smartphones.
Regarding specs, there is no official information available. Rumors state that the device will be waterproofed and sport a Touch ID fingerprint sensor. It is not clear if the iPod Touch 6th Gen will have a camera. Still, a number of gossip sites have suggested that it will sport an 8-megapixel camera.
Naturally, all information regarding the iPod Touch 6th Generation is unconfirmed and should be taken with a grain of salt.