Apple may have some predictable release schedules for their products, but they’ve surprised us at times, and this year, it could be with a brand new iPod Touch. The 6th-generation device hasn’t seen a refresh for nearly four-years, and some are speculating that we could see a 7th-generation iPod Touch released as a gaming device. A recently submitted application to the USPTO included a screenshot of its current iPod Touch “Gaming” section, complete with red arrows pointing to both “iPod touch” and the “Buy” button. Read more for a video and additional information, including a screenshot of the page submitted to the USPTO.
Apple’s completely revamped iPod Touch not only comes in five different colors, but sports the same 4-inch retina display as found on the iPhone 5. Upgrades include a slimmer and lighter shell (6.1mm-thick and 88g), along with an HD Facetime camera. Continue reading for a hands-on video, more pictures, and additional information.
Ok, so it’s FreedomPop won’t turn your iPod Touch into a full-fledged iPhone, with GSM / CDMA calling capabilities, but this is definitely as close as you’ll get to transforming the device into a smartphone. Continue reading for a video and more information.
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For a limited time only, the Apple iPod Touch 8GB (current model) white / black is priced at just $174.99 shipped, normally $199. This “iPod touch includes iOS 5 with over 200 new features, like iMessage, Notification Center, and Twitter integration.” Product page. In related news, continue reading to see how to create your own transparent screen illusion, like the iPod Touch example above.
Video calling on iPod touch means your friends can see what you’re up to, when you’re up to it. With a tap, you can call someone on an iPhone, iPad 2, iPod touch, or Mac over Wi-Fi. And come face-to-face with even more fun.
Most accessories are purely for aesthetics, the iCade Mobile is not. In addition to game controller-like buttons, it “lets you basically jam your phone into the body of a PSP and play without cluttering your screen with your own damn fingers.” Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for two videos.
In addition to being available in white, the new iPod Touch now features 720p HD video recording, iOS5, iCloud, and AirPrint. Shipping October 12th from the Apple Store, it comes in 8GB ($199), 32GB ($299), and 64GB ($399) varieties. Product page. Click here to see more. Continue reading for the keynote video.
That’s right, “Japanese artist Seikou Yamaoka creates complex and beautiful digital paintings on his iPod Touch during his commute to work.” One caveat: it would be hard to frame these masterpieces, since they’re on such a small device. Video after the break. Click here to see more.
These spy shows could quite possibly be the new 5th-gen iPod Touch, complete with capacitive home button and 128GB of memory. Sporting an aluminum back, it is “running firmware 4.2.1MC14 and is marked model MC550LL (zoom in here) which points to a Mac Pro model as well as a permutation of the 4th Gen iPod Touch.” Click here for more pictures.
Considering the firmware is so old on this test model, it’s clear that it�s been floating around somewhere for a while now, possibly a testing room or recycler.