Apple Planning to Introduce White iPod Touch Later This Year?

Concord Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has in the past provided some accurate claims primarily regarding Apple's notebook lines, now reports to AppleInsider that Apple may be planning to introduce a white iPod touch later this year. The forthcoming fifth-generation iPod touch is said to otherwise be nearly identical to the current version.

Looking into the current third calendar quarter, Kuo said checks indicate Apple has placed orders for white iPod touch models that are expected to go into mass production sometime in late August, but he added that the build plans for those models reflect few, if any, distinguishable changes from the existing black models introduced last fall.

"It means no spec update of iPod touch this year," he said.

Last month, references to a new iOS-based iPod known as "iPod4,2" were discovered in the iOS 5 beta, with Apple's use of that naming convention instead of "iPod5,1" leading to speculation that the next-generation iPod touch will indeed be a minor update.

white ipod touch front plate
Lending credence to the claims of a forthcoming white iPod touch is the discovery of a new white front plate for the iPod touch obtained by parts and repair firm iFixyouri and reported to 9 to 5 Mac. The white part appears essentially identical to the black one used in the current iPod touch, and thus it can not be definitively stated whether the part is intended for a forthcoming model or was for a white version of the current generation that was ultimately scrapped before release.

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Top Rated Comments

winston1236 Avatar
134 months ago
at a minimum the storage should be upgraded
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
The Californian Avatar
134 months ago
First Apple made nothing but white iPods.
Customers: "But we want more choices!"
Then Apple made black iPods.
Apple "You want black iPods? Okay - But now you get nothing but black iPods"
Customers: "But we want more choices!"
Then they made black and white iPhones.
Apple: "Okay, you have choices now"
Customers: "Yay!"
Then Apple's suppliers screwed up on the white iPhone 4.
Apple: "Eh, it's coming."
Customers: "We're getting tired of waiting!".
Then Apple released the all new WHITE iPHONE 4!
Apple "Check this out, it's sexy."
Customers: "I already have a black iPhone 4 - but I NEED A WHITE ONE!"
Then Apple realized they can release the same product in a different color and make a ton more money on an old idea.

At an Apple board meeting.
"So Steve, you know how we do that thing where we release a new and revolutionary product each year?"
Steve: "Yes?"
"Well all these dummies care about is COLOR! We can release the same iPod Touch from last year - but just make it white and they'll go NUTS!"
Steve: "$$$".


I was bored.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
vincenz Avatar
134 months ago
The proximity sensor on that front is yucky.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gjan Avatar
134 months ago
noooo! i need 128GB iPod Touch!!! Please Apple!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
*LTD* Avatar
134 months ago
What is the with tech press's obsession with white iDevices?

What else do they have to talk about?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
vanzantapple Avatar
134 months ago
I've said this before, but maybe it should be said again, the iPod Touch is Apple's version of Bitch Stewie.



PS. I own an :apple: Bitch Stewie 4G.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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