Last week we brought you some photos, published by 9to5Mac, of a possible next-gen iPod Touch part. The piece was particularly interesting because it was white. As you might know, previous versions of the iPod Touch have always been black with a stainless steel backing.

Now, the same blog that brought us the original photos of the white iPod Touch casing has gotten its hands on more pictures. While the original snapshots were taken in Asian, close to Apple’s manufacturing plants, these new pics come from here in America…

9to5Mac reader Lafayette from the east coast of the United States was able to obtain one of the mysterious white iPod Touch parts. He says the components were marketed as fourth-generation iPod Touch parts, and as you can tell from the photos they seem to fit perfectly.

Further more, the tech blog was able to confirm with their friends over at iFixYouri iPhone repair shop — which have proven sources within Apple’s supply chain — that white iPod Touch OEM parts have been floating around.

Though the site can’t confirm that these white iPod Touch parts are next-gen components, it’s very interesting that they are surfacing just weeks before Apple’s annual iPod event. Not to mention amidst all of the rumors surrounding the popular device. Will it have 3G? Will it be discontinued?

While the iPod Touch has managed to garner a major share of the mp3 player market and a fair portion of the handheld gaming market, analysts have started to wonder if the product has plateaued. Can bumping up its processor and possibly the camera resolution really sustain sales?

What do you think? Would you upgrade to the new iPod Touch if it only had minimal improvements?

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  • Caleb

    Depends…if the iPod touch has 3G, I will most likely get it. If it doesn’t, I will get the iPhone 5 for sure.

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  • Sandman

    “What do you think? Would you upgrade to the new iPod Touch if it only had minimal improvements?”

    Nope I’ll be passing it up as I really don’t see a need to upgrade from the current iPod touch 4. I wouldn’t even consider upgrading if it doesn’t at the very least have a greatly improved camera but I’m not holding my breath on Apple coming though on that one.

  • Cameron

    “Here in America”? Not everyone lives in the US you know!

    • Yboy403

      No, but he does.

      • Cameron

        So? We are the readers!

  • Darrin

    With every new iPhone I usually purchase the new one and sale off my old phone. But with the new iPhone coming this time I’m just gonna hang on to my iPhone 4 and make it iPod so to speak.

  • Obama

    Fake, black home button, black camera, black sides (close to beginning of the steel). For a regular product, this would be okay, but, Apple having already released two white iOS products, it will definitely not be like this.

    • Peter

      Maybe you should read the article again… it’s the faceplate, not the actual iPod.

  • David

    It looks like a skin or a conversion kit and no I will not be buying a new iPod touch seeing as I have the iPod touch 4 already I’m just hoping a new iPhone comes out this year coz this iPhone 3G is a pain in the ass and it’s not even my original contract phone that was a Nokia N97 Mini LOL

  • mee

    @Obama if you read the damn article u would know he only has one part that he put on his old one

    Stupid people

  • ReanimationXP

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