iPod touch 7th-gen release clues point to 2017 10th Anniversary

By Peter Chubb - Aug 6, 2016

You might wonder what we are talking about when we say that the iPod touch 7th-gen release clues point to the device not being released this year, but rather next year, especially as there have not really been too many rumours in regard to the sixth generation model.

The thing is, it is these lack of rumours that actually make us believe that the iPod touch 7G will actually be released as the 2017 10th Anniversary model. It’s not a complete stretch of the imagination considering the fact that there have been a number of reports to suggest that the iPhone 7 will be a lacklustre update, and that Apple will skip next years S model and release the iPhone 8 as the Tenth Anniversary model as well.

iPod Touch 7th generation release

It was always doubtful that we would see a new iPod touch this year, especially as the current model was released back in July 2015, and we know the release cycle is not every year. We do know that the 5th-gen to 6th-gen had a three-year gap, but with 2017 being such a special year for Apple, we feel that they will make a few exceptions.

The very first iPhone was released on June 29, 2007, and the first generation iPod touch on September 5, 2007, and so next year marks their 10th anniversary. Most of the rumours in regards to the iPhone do point to an Anniversary model being released next year, and so we can only assume the iPod touch will be given the same treatment.

Even though there are nonexistent release clues for iPod touch 7G, do you take this as a sign that Apple will release the model in 2017?

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  • My name’s kinda long yknow lul

    Android user here. I never liked Apple (not that I hate) I didn’t really have interest or like the iPhones. However, the only product I like from them is the iPod Touch, for some reason (Idk I just like it). That’s why i want to see a newer gen of the line

  • Dean Wells

    I hope ipod touch 7th gen has longer battery life

  • Modibo jjbrilla

    Hmm.all u guys are stupid iPod touch 7g won’t becoming out because it’s like Apple wanna stop producing iPod touches I was waiting for iPod touch 7g since beginning of the year January but it isn’t out and the year is almost over so I just stepped into to buying the iPod 6g I have iPod 6g it’s so impressive like the graphics guys I think Apple won’t produce any iPod touch anymore believe me if u wanna 🔥and some one here said u could install what’s app on ur iPod touches it’s a lie i tried it on my 6g and it’s said to me this application isn’t compatable with ur device

  • Lufalupi

    Anyone know for sure when it comes out. I don’t wanna buy the 6th and have the 7th come out in July.

    • AwesomeKnight

      same here i want to buy a new one but want to bu the 6th and then 7th ends up coming out weeks/month later

  • chingu

    i really hope so. crossing my fingers for the 7th gen next year.

    • Benjamin

      Same, Well for me this year…

    • riley busse

      There won’t be one

  • wut

    i need a 7gen i want an ipod that’s aphone

    • billy

      thats an iphone idiot. you can install whatsapp tho

      • Modibo jjbrilla

        Nah u can’t it’s an iPod not a phone idiot as u said to wut

    • lul

      Like wtf are you talking about? iPod with cellular capabilities is just iPhone, and vice versa. Think before you post

  • Lulu

    I hope it doesn’t come out in 2017, and comes out just before Christmas!

  • Jason Allen

    Not much of a demand for them since your phone will do everything an iPod will do.
    They need to do something so it will stand apart from a phone in a big way.

    • bobo111111

      The consumer for this product are people lacking a phone. People that do not need/want to pay for a phone contract, or simply kids, are who this is targeting. The problem is simply that parent’s are handing down their phones now, so most kids have them. Think about it this way:
      In 2013 it was:
      I can buy my kid a phone
      buy an ipod touch

      and now it is:
      I can hand down my phone
      buy an ipod touch

      So there isn’t much incentive to buy it.

      • TheByteSmasher

        Late, I know, but I disagree. I have an Android phone and an iPod. I listen to my iPod all the time without worrying I’ll kill my phone’s battery. My old iPod lives in my truck, connected to my radio. I’d love a new iPod simply for the speed increase and iOS10. I currently have a 5G touch.

        • Megan Houston

          Same here!! Except mines a 4th generation… I too have an android phone but an Apple Ipod Touch that I always play in my car, but it’s seriously dated and I can’t add newer apps because they want a newer IOS but it won’t let me update my IOS… It’s slowly crapping out. I really hope this July-Sept. possible release date range I’ve read about a few places, is true!

      • Adam K

        I had a legit reason to start off with a iPod Touch. back in 2009, I was given a basic slider phone that really was not capacible of listening to music. Bluetooth seldom worked, there was no headphone jack and, it was carrier bloated even without the Play store. My parents gave me for my 13th birthday a iPod Touch 3rd gen because I had a long commute and they wanted me to fit in with everyone else.

        These days, I understand times have changed but, there’s still a group of people who have iPods like myself.

        I still hold onto a obsolete iPod Touch 4th gen because, its a device with a long lasting battery and a music app UI that I actually enjoy. I’ve never been a fan of iOS 7 UI redesign and, prefer something back to the basics.

        It also works out nice because, having this old iPod Touch 4th gen around made it feasible for me to switch to Android for a cycle (to try it out and now stay) My iPod can also handle classic DRM protected tracks that cannot be sideloaded onto any other device legally. It is also my legacy device and, can use iMessage and Facetime (iPod Touch 4th gen is the only device that is still capable of Facetiming on iOS 6) Best of all, with my LG V10’s battery which drains extremely quickly, I don’t have to worry about sacrificing extra battery life.

        Hopefully, they’ll release a better 10th anniversary edition because my iPod is due for major repairs. The LCD digitalizer got screwed up (happens on many older Apple devices), I need a new battery and, the metal shell is deformed causing the screen to jutt out (this has also caused at least 5 of my external cases to break).Then there’s the home button which I need to replace the module the performance of this device is obsolete and its age has caught up with it. I get constant memory leaks causing apps to crash due to not enough ram from usually browsing google images, iMessage is obsolete and, almost no apps are compatible. heck, fortunetly I keep a backup of all my apps and, can easily downgrade but, not every app is compatible with a 4 year old OS.

        With the iPod touch 6th gen, they released it without much oversight (in the summer with no announcment), outdated specs and most amusing no touchID. I was extemely dissapointed with half asking a model. Hopeful the 10th anniversary will be better.

  • Justin

    I’d like to have the ability to use the apple maps outside of my home. You need internet to use it on the ipod, so add some gps functionality to the new one would be good. Doesn’t need anything too fancy, bump in processing and graphics etc as per norm. I’d also like to see their upcoming ios 10 have a smart feature built in so when you are away from internet your typical siri function switches automatically to allow you to control your apps. Like play music etc. I think it’s size is still great, physically, but yes I’d like to see a bump in the base storage size to be 32gb. Maybe a batter price than they are currently listed.

  • Kay74

    i’d love a bigger screen 32gb base model ipod touch 7g. That would do it for me to have the cheapest access to a new IOS device

    • Kay74

      That’s just why that’s not likely to happen: Apple wants people to have to buy their (dear) phones.