We’ve heard little about the next version of the iP0d nano, or if Apple will even release another one at all. While a new iPhone and smaller iPad look to be on the cards, the future of the iPod lineup is a tad uncertain.
According to a new report today, the next iPod nano will come with Wi-Fi functionality for iTunes in Cloud. “iPad mini” name may also be the official name Apple decides to go with for its smaller tablet come October.
Japanese blog Macotakara has heard from sources in the supply chain overseas that the next iPod nano will come with Wi-Fi for accessing content on the go:
Next iPod nano may equip Wi-Fi antenna on side of that case, and support iTunes Music Cloud in order Apple to provide a iconic product to promote the largest Music Store in the world.
Macotakara has also said that the next iPod nano will feature a larger screen and Home button.
Alleged case shells for the next iPod touch leaked this morning, and they hint at a significant upgrade for that iPod model as well.
Macotakara has also heard that “iPad mini” will be the actual name of Apple’s smaller tablet:
According to Asian source, the name of Apple’s new product, which are expected to have 7″85′ and called as iPad mini, will be named as “iPad mini” officially. This source expects that “iPad” logo will be printed on back of case same as “iPod” is printed on iPod nano and iPod touch, and it means one new product will be added on iPad’s product brand genre.
AllThingsD reported earlier today that Apple is planning to announce the iPad mini in October after the iPhone 5 in September.
We’ve all been calling it the “iPad mini” for months and months, but it’s important to remember that the name is simply based off speculation at this point.