The idea of Apple launching a new iPod touch 6th generation this year has been around since the moment the 5th-gen released last year, although the chances are nothing will launch in 2013 thanks to a recent pattern showing bigger gaps than one year. There would be a number of reasons why Apple left a 2-year gap between the 4th and 5th generation iPod touch, but most people agree it is due to a change in the product portfolio.
iPhone 5C could kill iPod touch 6th-gen — now that we are just a few weeks away from a new iPhone 5S and rumored iPhone 5C, it seems like another shift might take place that will be welcomed by some and hated by others. The desire for a cheaper iPhone model has been demanded for a few years, but a growing collection of leaks and rumors point to this year finally meeting that need.
Some people feel the introduction of a new iPhone 5C will cause a discontinuation of Apple’s iPod touch, which would lead to no 6G model. If Apple kept the two-year gap between iPod touch generations once again, then the new product would arrive in 2014 but this may never happen.
There have been obvious similarities between the iPod touch and iPhone for a number of years. The lines blurred even more when the 5th generation iPod touch arrived with a much thinner design and better specs, so a budget iPhone 5C might finally replace the iPod touch as a whole.
How will you feel if Apple fails to deliver a 6th generation iPod touch, and instead pushes more than one iPhone model at difference price points?