New images of what is claimed to be Apple’s next-generation iPod touch have surfaced, though even the sites revealing the images are extremely skeptical of their authenticity. The most notable observations are a new home button design and the increased storage capacity of the purported fifth-generation iPod touch. Somewhat in line with our exclusive report from earlier this year, the device pictured lacks Apple’s current home button used on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Instead, it appears to showcase a capacitive home button. An image of the device’s About screen also reveals 128GB of internal storage, which would be a 100% increase compared to the current model. While there is not yet any conclusive evidence that these images are real or fake, the storage reading is a bit suspect. An iOS device with 128GB of storage should display a capacity reading somewhere between 115GB and 120GB, not 126.5GB as the images show. Hit the jump for a few more pictures of the device.
Lexar announced earlier today that the company will be bringing a whopping 128GB capacity SD card to market. This doubles the largest SDXC card that’s currently available. Fitting 128GB in the teeny teensy size of an SD card isn’t easy, and it won’t come cheap either — we’re talking about a $700 price point for the card. If you’re not in desperate need of 128GB of storage for your digital SLR, however, and can do with 64GB, you’ll be pleased as punch to know that the price is much more reasonable at $399. Both cards will be available starting this Spring. Press release after the jump. More →
We covered the fact Apple is taking around $100 off Mac purchases today online at Apple.com as well as in Apple retail stores, but with $100 off, the 11″ MacBook Air with 128GB drive is effectively the same price as the 13″ MacBook Air with 128GB drive. Our question to you is, which one would you get, and is anyone taking Apple up on their Black Friday offer? We went with the 13″ laptop, but the 11″ is still tempting us from afar. More →
Ever since the iPhone and iPod touch were released, it seems like a trend that its memory capacity doubles every single year: 8GB, 16GB and 32GB for the iPhone and twice that for the iPod touch. Now that Toshiba can pack 64GB of NAND flash memory onto a single chip, it’s easy for us to imagine this technology finding its way into the next generation iPhone and iPod touch. If you’ve been one of those people holding off on buying an iPhone or iPod touch because of your massive iTunes library, your decision might get a little easier this coming summer. More →