Apple Rumored to Announce New iPod Touch, Nano and Shuffle Around July 14

Apple will announce a refreshed lineup of iPod touch, iPod nano and iPod shuffle portable media players around July 14, according to usually reliable French website iGen.fr. The report claims the new iPod touch (codenamed "N102") should be a more significant update, likely including a bump to a 64-bit A-based processor, while the iPod nano ("N31A") and iPod shuffle ("N12D") may be refreshed with new colors only.

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iPods in unreleased colors spotted in iTunes 12.2 earlier this month

iPods in unreleased colors were spotted in iTunes 12.2 earlier this month, including a darker blue for the iPod touch, a new gold or beige color for the iPod nano and a brighter pink color for the iPod shuffle. Notably, a few eagle-eyed readers noticed that the Calendar app on the iPod touch displays "Tuesday" and "14," which lines up with Tuesday, July 14 and information shared by iGen.fr's sources.

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MacRumors discovered a full lineup of six new iPod colors

MacRumors subsequently discovered a full lineup of six new colors for the iPod touch, nano and shuffle hidden within iTunes resource files, including silver, space gray, red, bright pink, deep blue and light gold. Beyond new colors, storage capacities and other minor changes, Apple last updated the iPod touch and iPod nano in October 2012 and the iPod shuffle in September 2010.

Update 1 PM Pacific: iPod touch shipping times have slipped to 3-5 business days on the Apple Online Store in the U.S. and Canada.

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68 months ago

I'm not against it but does it make sense to mount 64-bit CPU on an iPod?

If that iPod is expected to run the same OS as Apple's other 64-bit products, absolutely.
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68 months ago

why do people still bother ipod when we having iphone - everything iphone can do that ipod do

Because an iPhone > $700 and an iPod < $200

iPods are mostly used by the younger age group
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68 months ago
Here's to hoping for a 128GB model. Since they killed the Classic they need something for those of us who have large libraries. Though they probably won't since you could pay to stream everything from Apple Music. *sigh*
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68 months ago

why do people still bother ipod when we having iphone - everything iphone can do that ipod do

Because I'm not going to get my 9yo daughter and 6yo son $700 phones.
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68 months ago
Best evidence that the rumour is true...

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68 months ago
Here is a GIF comparing the current and potential colors:


I'm digging the blue, but nothing quite compares to the colors of the iPod nano chromatic. ('http://www.omlazeni.cz/shared_files/uploaded_new/0/6727/595011_1_bazar.jpg')
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