Monday, 13 July 2015

Apple may unveil refreshed iPod touch, iPod nano and iPod shuffle tomorrow

Looks like Apple hasn’t given up on the iPods yet. According to a report in a French website (first spotted by Macrumors), Apple is set to announce a new and improved lineup of iPod touch, iPod nano and iPod shuffle on July 14.

The new devices will come with a host of new colors and the iPod touch is going to get a 64-bit CPU upgrade from the 32-bit A5 it currently sports. The iPod nano and iPod shuffle won’t get any spec upgrades except for the new color variants. The colors that are expected to be added to the line-up are gold, dark blue, silver, space gray, red and bright pink.

Apple last updated the iPod touch and iPod nano in October 2012 and the iPod shuffle in September 2010. None of this has been officially confirmed by Apple, so we suggest you take the leak with a pinch of salt. Apple traditionally sticks to September for the unveil of its new iPods, but the July 14 date revealed by the French website is based on a code spotted inside the latest iTunes 12.2 software.

If this leak is true, it is interesting to see Apple still trying to revive its iPods even with the launch of its streaming service Apple Music recently. With the rise of music streaming apps, and smartphones becoming the first choice of users to listen to music, this insignificant color upgrade to the iPods come as a surprise.