Apple is expected to refresh the iPod lineup, as usual, during its annual music event in September and concept photos of iPod touch 5G (fifth gen) have already started appearing on the web.
The next gen iPod touch as some rumors suggest could feature a slightly different design when compared with fourth gen device. We’ve already reported on leaked photos of a prototype 5th gen iPod touch which has a touch-sensitive capacitative home button. 9to5 Mac recently published some high resolution concept photos of the rumored device and it actually looks really nice.
The next gen iPod touch is also expected to feature Apple’s dual-core A5 processor. With 3.5 inch screen, multi-touch display and an App Store overflowing with games the Cupertino based company would be more than happy to give handheld gaming devices in the market a run for their money. Apple claims that A5 processor gives upto 9 times better performance in graphics section so that could really help Apple keep the sales figures going upwards.
In 2009 during the iPod event Steve Jobs said that they view portable solid state video camera market exploding and then introduced iPod nano with video camera. In 2010 iPod nano gained touch-screen but lost the video camera to 4th gen iPod touch. It records video in 720p HD but takes below average stills. And this is probably one of the most important hardware feature which Apple needs to fix.
Do you think the new iPod touch will feature touch-sensitive capacitive home button and better camera for stills? Let us know what you think.