The demand for an iPod touch 5G has been in place for well over a year, and last year we looked at some possible 5th generation iPod touch features, and even one year on these are still in-demand. This includes the normal improvements to camera, processor, memory, and display but in 2012 we need much more considering technology has moved on even further.
Apple iPod touch 5G features this year would be ramped up in a number of ways, and considering the outdated processor on the current iPod touch it would be nice to see a new Apple A6 chip as one of the specs, although we might have to settle for an A5 to cut costs. Last year completely skipped a new generation, so this year we’d welcome much more than 3G and would expect 4G/LTE inclusion if Apple ever decided to bring such features to the iPod touch 5G. We find it hard to understand why the iPad 3 has LTE, and Apple wouldn’t want this on a new iPod touch, especially considering this is one of the most wanted features by users.
Common iPod touch 5G features asked for by users last year included a finger print reader, better video camera, 3D display and even a 3D camera with up to 12 megapixels, 1080P video recording with increased battery life when shooting videos, and some people want more storage that would include options up to 128GB.
Now that we’re one year on it’s fair to say these are still features that are asked for, although some of these iPod touch 5G improvements will never arrive, and this is thanks to Apple moving away from certain abilities like having massive storage, which would be opposite to the cloud computing movement and iCloud.
You can certainly count on the latest iOS 6 with more than 200 new features, and this alone could bring some cool features that only work with new specs on the 5G iPod touch. We’ve recently seen product timelines for Apple that show possible product launches for Sept and Oct, which include a new iPod touch and iPod nano. It will be interesting to see what new features are included with these models that bring extras thanks to iOS 6.
We are likely days away from the iPod touch 5G release date, about time, although we’d love to know what features are at the top of your list?