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If sources close to Apple are to believed, the iPod touch may be getting a substantial overhaul with the 2010 model expected next week -- and that an earlier leak of a small touchscreen device seen above may actually be the next iPod nano.
iLounge is reporting that the fourth generation iPod touch may very well change the appearance of its back when it’s introduced next week. Those who love the dome-like curved back of the second and third generation iPod touches seems to be out, according to a source “who would have reason to know.”
“Think of the top of a MacBook Pro, only smaller, which is to say flat rather than curved at the center -- closer to the look of the first-generation iPod touch’s back, only with modifications,” iLounge explains. “The rear camera is there, but there is still some question as to whether what’s next to it will be a LED flash like the one in the iPhone 4, or a microphone like the one next to the video camera of the iPod nano.”
What will likely remain the same on the iPod touch is the bottom-mounted headphone port and the dock connector port. The new details seem to also be tossing cold water on the theories of a front-facing, FaceTime-enabled camera on the updated media player.
So what about the little touchscreen device seen above? “We’re continuing to hear from sources that the little touchscreen device -- the one with the sub-2-inch screen -- is being thought of as a nano rather than a shuffle, even though it doesn’t make much sense to us,” iLounge concludes.
We’ll all know soon enough, when Apple kicks off their media event at 10:00AM PDT on Wednesday, September 1.
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