If the latest round of rumors from Apple Insider are to be believed, Apple might introduce a new 3G-enabled iPod touch this Wednesday, which like its iPad 3G offering will include an AT&T micro-SIM for contract free data connectivity.

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People familiar with Apple’s plans have also heard over the last few months that the company has strongly considered mimicking its iPad offerings by adding a 3G option to some of its iPod touch portable media players, though it is unclear whether the Cupertino-based company has decided to proceed with those plans as part of next week’s announcement.

A similar move was made earlier this year when Apple launched the iPad. The company now offers a Wi-Fi-only iPad, in addition to a version with a 3G radio for an additional $130. Currently, the iPod touch only offers Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, but 4th-generation prototypes with a SIM tray akin to the iPhone 4’s are said to exist.

A 3G-enabled iPod touch sure sounds exciting, and will definitely help drive sales of iPod touch. But at the same time, it could also prove to be a killer for Appleā€™s flagship product i.e. iPhone. So this in my opinion is something that Apple wont do just yet. But at the minimum, we can expect them to announce the new 4th-gen iPod touch with two cameras: one on the front for FaceTime calls, and the other at the back for HD video recording, along with high-resolution iPhone 4 like Retina Display.

Wednesday sure cant come here soon enough!

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