Some last minute speculation to whet your appetite ahead of the iPhone 5 announcement. The latest information suggests the iPod touch lineup could add quite a few enhancements to the current spec sheet. The new media device is expected to feature the same rumored 4-inch Retina display that should be gracing the front of the 6th generation iPhone. As well as being close to widescreen (16:9) aspect ratio, it’s alleged that it will also feature a new in-cell touchscreen technology.
The new touch is also rumored to feature GPS, and to act as a game controller for Mac or iPad. Although this can be done on certain games already like Real Racing 2 and EA Sports’ FIFA12, it’s far from being a widespread use. Perhaps among the most eye-catching news is that Apple could finally depart from its monochrome color scheme and adopt a larger variety of hues. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is expecting similar colors to that of the nano and shuffle lineup. I say he’s been wrong before, and could be wrong again. That’s not all, the analyst also suggests that we could see an HD front-facing FaceTime camera, and a 5MP camera on the rear.
If I’m honest, the only part I find hard to accept is the extra colors. All the other features and specs are expected, and would be disappointing if they weren’t present.
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