Apple is preparing to introduce iPod touch 6G new generation this fall, reports the Gospel Herald, citing informed sources. The last time multimedia player with touchscreen improved in 2012.
Rumors about the next generation iPod touch first appeared before the worldwide developers conference WWDC in April of this year. The publication notes that the device probably will be a hybrid of iPod touch fifth generation flagship smartphone iPhone with emphasis on the musical component. The cost of the gadget will vary from $250 to $300.
Last year the company acquired a manufacturer of Beats headphones, and this may play a role in the long-awaited update of the music player. It is expected that Apple will present two models of “Tachi” – with a display of 4.7 and 5.5 inches. iPod touch 6G should be thinner than their predecessors and come in seven colors – pink, yellow, blue, red, silver, grey and Golden.
This means that Apple uses for the production of the iPod touch 6G the most advanced components, including top-end processor. Potential “candidate” to update the touch player can become the Apple A9 chip that will be used in the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. In the package of the player will also include a fingerprint scanner and NFC payments service, Apple Pay.
Currently, Apple offers the player with a capacity of 16, 32 and 64 GB. The upgrade will increase the memory of the iPod touch to 128GB. There is also the chance that the gadget will be installed in more modern 8 megapixel iSight camera that can shoot 1080p video with image stabilization.
In recent years, sales of iPods continue to fall in the fourth quarter of 2014 fiscal year, Apple sold just 2.6 million players and received $410 million profit. With market players pushed smartphones, not less convenient for listening to music. The latest version of iPod touch has a thickness of 6.1 mm, supports Siri and is available in six colors.
Experts believe that the new generation iPod touch will be submitted along with the flagship smartphone iPhone 6s. Official comments from Apple is not followed.