Along with the announcement of the iPhone 5, Apple is rumored to be launching a new iPod lineup. This includes a revamped iPod nano, shuffle, and touch. Will it be what you expected? Check out the details…
According to 9to5Mac, the new lineup will include minor changes to the iPod shuffle:
… a new iPod shuffle will be announced next week at or around the current $49 price point. We’re currently unsure of capacity. We’re also told that the changes to this new iPod shuffle will not be major changes. We’re also told that the new iPod shuffle will come in eight colors. That is up from the current line of five iPod shuffle colors.
The site also says that the iPod nano will receive some design changes. Possibly an updated internal component configuration with WiFi:
The new iPod nano is said to have a completely new codename from last year’s model, which may point to some design and internal changes.
So what about the iPod touch? That should see some changes as well. Though there’s no mention of a larger screen as of now, but recent leaks give us some hope:
This new entry level configuration is said to be tweaked. We’re not sure what this tweak refers to, but we speculate that it has to do with a either (or a combination of) a smaller dock connector, new packaging/iOS 6 pre-installed, or a bump in the base storage capacity configuration.
We’ve also received information that points to new iPods at $299 and $399 price points. We believe these to be redesigned versions of the two top iPod touch models.
It’s been rumored that these new iPod lines will be launched at the iPhone event next week, but no one knows for sure. Stay tuned folks.