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Apple’s iPod touch to get iPhone 5-like makeover ahead of September launch

Apple (AAPL) is gearing up for quite a fall season if even half of the current rumors floating around pan out. First we’re looking at a brand new “iPhone 5” in September, then Apple will reportedly launch a new “iPad mini” alongside a tweaked third-generation iPad tablet soon after. That’s not all, however, as well-connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple has plans to launch a redesigned iPod touch in September as well.

“Though all new design iPod touch and iPod nano will be launched, growth momentum will mainly come from the latter,” Ming-Chi wrote in a note to investors on Tuesday. “The new iPod touch, like iPhone 5, uses in-cell panel, whose availability is limited in the initial stage. Shipments will therefore be hindered.”

A separate report from Japanese Apple blog Macotakara suggests that the fifth-generation iPod touch launching this fall will include the same 4-inch touchscreen set to debut in the next iPhone as well as the iPhone 4S’s A5 processor and a new brushed metal case that may be similar in appearance to the render pictured above.

[Via MacRumors]


Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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