Technology giant Apple is set to launch several new products, including the iPod touch 6th generation that is believed to be released alongside the Apple iPhone 6' this coming fall, various reports said.
It has been almost three years since Apple launched the iPod touch 5 in 2012 making it obsolete in technology terms and crying for replacement. There had been plenty of speculations that Apple was developing a next generation iPod touch but fans were disappointed when the company released only the iPhone 6 minus the sixth generation iPod. Stabley Times reports that Apple will be launching the iPod touch 6th generation alongside the iPhone 6s this September.
Separately, CrossMap hinted that the new iPod will be thinner and sport a a colorful plastic back. The sixth generation iPod will have the same A9 processor like its predecessor and will have a lightening connector.
The upcoming 'iPod Touch 6G will be priced between $250 and $300 per unit depending on the variant, the report said.
Earlier, there were rumors that Apple will not release another iPod as the market did not respond well with the iPod touch 5th generation.
Market analysts have cited the proliferation of multipurpose smartphones that are capable of playing and downloading music has made iPod an outdated device. But many have also speculated that Apple will not easily give up on their iPod product which had saved the company before.
The failure of Tim Cook to unveil the iPod touch 6th generation last year added to the fans' anxiety as they contemplate on the reality that the iPod 5th generation will be the last of the series. However, observers believe that Apple will make a major announcement during its mid-year event and hope Tim Cook will finally announce the release of the iPod Touch 6th generation this year.
Early reports have indicated that the iPod Touch 6th Generation will come in various colors, including pink, yellow, orange, green blue, silver and space gray with a rumored special edition gold. It would be fully-loaded with new features and state-of-the-art technology with a lot of first. The music device will be water-resistant and have Siri features.
The iPod Touch 6th Generation will integrate Apple's mobile payment system, the Apple Pay. The upcoming iPod next generation will be sporting two display monitor variants - a 4.7-inch screen size version and a 5.5-inch display size. The two versions will feature Retina display for better resolution, said Master Herald.
According to rumors, the iPod Touch 6th Generation will be running on iOS 9, the latest operating system in Apple that is currently on its final beta testing. It has also been speculated that the device will come in 32 GB and 64 GB versions.
Other 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.