Apple’s technology has been on the up-and-up as of late. With the debut of the Apple Watch and talk of an Apple Car in the near future, Apple is rapidly increasing its breadth in the tech industry. However, we cannot forget where Apple has come from. Not only did they shake up the mobile market with their introduction of the iPhone in June 2007, but prior to that Apple changed the music world by introducing the iPod.
When the original iPod was released in October 2001, the way we listened to music was forever altered. Goodbye were the days of Walkmans and Discmans, with skipping CDs that could scratch at a moment’s notice. The iPod introduced portability along with a “cool” factor. Carrying around hundreds of songs and creating playlists was never easier.
Unfortunately for Apple, they have kind of let the iPod slide a bit. It’s easy to see why after the success of all of their iPhone models as well as the introduction of the Apple Watch in September 2014. But while all of this is happening, the iPod rests in the background, and hasn’t received a proper update since 2012.
Well for all of you iPod aficionados, you’re in luck: rumors are circulating that Apple will be revisiting the iPod touch this year, with a new model and new features to debut. Although it is expected to retain the same 4” screen, sources anticipate changes that could include an upgrade to an A6 processor for faster speeds, a potential storage upgrade (considering the new higher-capacity iPhones), and a higher megapixel camera.
One of the biggest things that a new iPod touch would allow Apple to do is integrate Beats music. Apple purchased the music giant for $3 billion back in August 2014, and has planned to update and integrate Beats with the current Apple offerings. Beats’ website reads: “The products we build together will allow us to reimagine sound once again and to continue this great tradition of bringing imagination to life.” A new iPod touch would be the perfect way to achieve this.
Although there is no official press release or release date, there is speculation that Apple could announce the new iPod touch model during Worldwide Developer’s Conference in June. Others say that Apple might wait till the end of summer to capitalize on back to school sales. Stay tuned for details!