We begin to look forward to the traditional iFixit device teardown that always seem to happen like clockwork whenever Apple pushes out a new device to the market. We are very rarely let down by the quality of the analysis and images that are associated with the experiment, with this time being no exception as the team got their hands on the new fifth-generation iPod touch to see just what Apple have managed to pack in that tiny little slim frame.
The iPhone and iPod touch range of devices are pretty much straight-forward to setup and are easy to get around with. iOS is extremely intuitive, making it relatively simple for even new users to figure out what's going on and how things work. For those who like a little more information or want to know the intricacies or power-features of the device, Apple always publishes a free of charge user guide through the iBooksstore, with the iPod touch version just receiving an update to cover the new fifth-generation iPod touch.
When it comes to Apple's iDevice range, the iPod touch sits a miserable third behind the champagne iPhone and iPad devices, both of which hog the lion's share of the limelight. With Apple retailing older iPhones and iPad years after a release at much-cheaper prices, it's little wonder few consumers wish to consider a device handicapped from the word Go! At today's special event, though, Apple has really bolstered the specs of the iPod touch, and if you're the mobile device user playing games, listening to music and using Instagram a little too much, then the newly-upgraded iPod touch might be the perfect product for you.
There's no doubt that the overwhelming majority of tech enthusiasts will be making special arrangements in order to catch the coverage of the new iPhone tomorrow, but the fruit company's smartphone isn't the only new product or feature expected to make an appearance at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.
Apple has taken the stage today at today's "Let's talk iPhone event" to show off, among other products, an upgrade to the well-known iPod touch, the multi-touch device that shares many attributes of the iPhone except for the ability to make calls or send SMS.
As we eagerly await some official coverage from Apple regarding the release of the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S, reports have emerged which suggest the iPod touch will also be subject to some minor upgrades and will be available in white.
iOS 5 has been in development for the last few months, with 7 beta versions issued to registered developers so far. As the operating system gets closer to shipping stage, we're now hearing reports that it might be scheduled to be sent to manufacturers during the last week of September in order to be installed on the upcoming iPhone and iPod touch.
It's September already, which to all iPod enthusiasts across the world means new and refreshed iPod hardware. While not much is known about a possible updated iPod nano, shuffle or classic, new sources are pointing towards a brand-new iPod touch with 3G connectivity, as it had been reported a few months ago.
Our friends over at 9to5Mac have received photos of what looks to be either the face of an old iPod touch 4G prototype or, as we believe, the face of the next iPod touch: the iPod touch 5G which is expected to come with 3G-connectivity built-in.
Talk of a possible 3G-equipped iPod touch has been rife over the last few weeks. Many have claimed that Apple is working on a replacement for its already popular current iPod touch - which is no great surprise - but the addition of a 3G radio is an interesting idea.