There are a number of things we know about the next Apple event on Sept 10, but it is still possible for Apple to surprise everyone with a new product or service, although an iPod touch 6G release date is unlikely to happen this year. The 5th generation took thinness and bright colors a step further at the same time as closing the gap between iPhone and Apple’s portable media player.
The days of a yearly update have long past and ended with the 2009 edition. Since then we have seen a two yearly cycle with the latest update taking place just under a year ago, so expecting a 6th generation iPod touch in 2013 would go against the pattern spanning the last 4 years.
In fact, there are those that feel the 2-year refresh might not happen with iPod touch 6G. The iPhone 5C could change everything and some people might opt for a cheap iPhone that does everything the iPod touch 6G would.
This viewpoint might suit thousands of people when considering the price of a potential iPod touch 6G vs. iPhone 5C, but there is an equal number that would prefer a dedicated media player to an iPhone any day.
One Product Reviews explained, “The iPod touch is extremely valuable to the younger generation and entry into the Apple ecosystem”. Another added, “the iPhone 5C might launch at a lower price, but it will never match the price point of a potential iPod touch 6G that comes without a 2 year contract”.
It is also worth noting you will find a lot of iPod touch owners that love the device, but hate iPhone and would rather an Android phone. “I always take my iPod touch everywhere and for a phone I would rather have a Samsung Galaxy Note 3”, said one commenter.
What iPod touch 6G features would you need to upgrade when a launch date arrives? In our opinion, you will see a new iPod touch 6th generation at some point, but the release date will not be this year and rather at the end of 2014. This won’t stop thousands watching the Apple event on Tuesday hoping for an announcement for a new portable music and video player.