Leaked Cases Reveal The iPod Touch Might Be Getting A Serious Upgrade This Year

Leaked Cases Reveal The iPod Touch Might Be Getting A Serious Upgrade This Year

We’ve seen lots of leaked parts for the upcoming iPhone, and even some cases for the rumored iPad Mini, but not a peep has been heard about a redesigned iPod Touch, until now. Pictures of new cases claiming to be designed for the new iPod Touch hit the web this morning, and they reveal that the fifth-generation might undergo some serious design changes when it hits the market later this year.

The cases show that the body of the 5th-gen iPod Touch might be less tapered than the current version, and it also features a mysterious hole on the back of the device that we’re not sure about.

Here’s how GizChina explains the cases:

The cases could also give away possible details as to the spec of the 5th generation iPod touch 5. The hole around the camera area to the left for example looks to have been elongated and tapered to fit around a possible LED flash to help with low light photography, and there is also the appearance of a new ‘mystery hole’ in the lower left hand side of the case.

Anyone got any ideas on what the ‘mystery hole’ on the lower left hand side might be used for? Bass boomin speaker? Headphone jack? Camera button? 3-D camera? X-ray beam? Let us hear your wacky ideas in the comments.

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  • Saseetharan Sasee

    Mini Projector?

  • Sean Carney

    It’s a speaker. They’re going to make the iPod so thin that there won’t be enough room for a speaker where it is now. So they have to put it on the back.

  • Daniel Jones

    lanyard attachment, after all this is a iphone for kids….

  • premonition2386

    on second thought, maybe its just a random hole and the makers of the case have no idea what the next ipod touch will look like?

  • Tallest_Skil

    WOO! Sure hope so.

  • kevin3stuckey

    it couldn’t be a speaker, the iPod touch would practically be on mute on a table, the speaker has to be on the side for the best sound. maybe it’s another camera. it could be the first mp3 player with a 3D camera on it. it would blow the Zune, anything Samsung could cook up, etc. out of the water.

  • Christopher Rabuse

    2 cameras so you can shoot 3D videos with it

  • Jarrett Tilford

    I would say it’d be most valuable as a second camera for 3D. But as we know, sometimes we don’t know what we want most until Apple gives it to us. So maybe there’s something I don’t know about that I want more than a 3D camera.

  • Laga Mahesa

    Tap the camera button to shoot the photo, tap the status bar to shoot the subject.

  • nthnm

    Wouldn’t having one camera with a LED light beside it and another camera without one create a problem with 3D?

  • Tallest_Skil

    Wouldn’t having one camera with a LED light beside it and another camera without one create a problem with 3D?

    That’s one of the many reasons the idea is so stupid.

  • technochick

    Wouldn’t having one camera with a LED light beside it and another camera without one create a problem with 3D?

    I think storage needs being way about realistic is a bigger problem

  • technochick

    It’s a speaker. They’re going to make the iPod so thin that there won’t be enough room for a speaker where it is now. So they have to put it on the back.

    And make a fortune charging for replacements since you’ll have to put the iPod face own to hear

    Personally I think these are the same guys that made the teardrop cases and they are just as wrong now as they were then

  • Bruce Schrock

    Could also be a case maker feature for an additional accessory they might add?

  • jpfire

    could let excess heat so it wont over heat

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