We’re all excited to see what the iPhone 5 has in store for us later today, but it may not be the only new iOS device worth celebrating. One analyst believes the iPod touch will also get its “biggest upgrade ever,” one that adds a 5-megapixel camera, a GPS, a 4-inch display to match that of the new iPhone, and much more.
Just hours before Apple’s event, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has revealed the changes he expects Apple’s new iPod touch will bring. The include:
- New colors beyond the traditional black and white that will hope to attract younger customers to the device.
- A 4-inch display to match that being introduced to the iPhone 5. Like the iPhone 5’s, it’s also expected to boast in-cell touch technology, allowing the new iPod touch to be even thinner — around 6-6.5mm.
- A GPS that will allow users to take advantage of Apple’s new Maps app, which will debut in iOS 6.
- A 5-megapixel camera similar to that built into the new iPad, plus a FaceTime HD on the front.
- Cross-device compatibility that will allows the iPod touch to connect to your iPad and your Mac to serve as a game controller or other accessory, possibly via Bluetooth 4.0.
- A5 processor like that built into the latest iPad 2 and Apple TV, which uses a 32-nanometer manufacturing process.
- Smaller dock connector, again like that built into the iPhone 5.
According to Kuo, the current iPod touch, which has remained the same for a number of years, will be discontinued in favor of this new model.