White iPod Touch 5G on route with small tweaks

By Gary Johnson - Sep 21, 2011

The big Apple release that many consumers are waiting for is the launch of the iPhone 5. The company is thought to be holding an event early next month the showcase the device, and is also thought to be launching a refresh to the iPod range. There is more news of a white iPod Touch 5G on route with some small tweaks.

According to an article on MacRumors the previous reports that a white version of the device will be made available are true, but other than that there won’t be much else different with the device. Sources are claiming there will be only minor changes to the hardware of the device.

These are claimed to include the addition of an oleophobic coating on the screen, and also a redesigned ambient light sensor. Other than that the device is thought to be exactly the same as last year’s model. This fits in with previous reports by Ming-Chi Kuo, analyst with Concord Securities.

There were white iPod Touch parts seen back in July that were leaked online, which at the time indicated there would be no major differences to the devices chassis. If these latest rumors are true it would end the speculation of a 3G capable device being launched this year.

Some have also claimed the new iPod Touch would share the new form factor that is rumored for the iPhone 5, but this doesn’t look the case now. There have been some people who have wondered if the iPod Touch would be eventually phased out, as it shares most of the features of the iPhone except the ability to make calls.

Not everyone though can afford or want an iPhone, but the iPod Touch remains one of the best portable media players currently available. Will you be disappointed if the iPod Touch doesn’t get much of a refresh this year?

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