Normally we would see Apple try their best to deliver what the majority of fans want in the way of specs, although when it comes to the iPod touch 5G (5th generation) it seems that giving users certain features could cause the device to become too much like an iPhone.
We touched on this very issue before when we looked at the expected new iPhone specs and also how they could be very similar to the iPod touch 5G, but since that article we’ve had a few emails from our readers explaining a need for making the new iPod touch 3G/4G capable for data. It is fair that only adding data, not cellular phone calls, would allow users to keep connected much easier and even allow 3G FaceTime calls with iOS 6.
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The iPad does it so why can’t the iPod touch 5G? One of their reasons some people think it will happen is considering the iPad 3 now supports LTE/4G, which also allows for really fast cellular data. This is something that would make the next iPod touch very desirable for users that don’t need a phone so much, and considering the confirmed FaceTime over 3G it would take the abilities of an iPod touch to another level.
Major benefits for 3G/4G iPod touch include surfing the Internet anywhere, sending text messages over cellular data, and of course using Skype or other apps to make calls. It makes sense after looking at the iPad specs, but considering the size of the iPod touch is similar to the iPhone, could this make both the devices too similar?
What iPod touch 5G specs would you like to see? The latest model should see a release date at some point this month, and we’ve heard a few of our readers talk about a 2nd camera for 3G, but we’d love to know what you would like to see on the 5th generation iPod, so hit the comments and let us know. Do you think Apple would make such a move as adding cellular data to an iPod?
Our recent iMac 2012 article also featured an expected product launch schedule for Apple in September and October, which you can see in an image found here. If this is correct then we could see a new iPod before the Apple iPhone event. We are also hearing about a new design for the next iPod touch, which a leaked picture can be seen in this article.