Hot on the heels of last night’s note from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, comes a new report regarding the future of the iPod touch. If it holds true, the mp3 player could be getting quite the makeover this fall.

According to the new dispatch, the next-generation iPod touch will feature the same 4-inch display that the new iPhone is rumored to get, as well as an A5 processor and other internal upgrades…

Macotakara, a credible source for Apple information, reports:

“According to asian source, new iPod touch (5th generation) will have a 4 inch LCD which is the same size with coming iPhone 5.

CPU or other spec is considered to be the same with iPhone 4S, and has different back-case design, which will be not mirror polished but buffed aluminum one And it seems to be prepared black and white color model.”

The iPod touch line has gone largely unchanged during the past two years, so it wouldn’t surprise us to see the device get a significant upgrade this fall. And if you break down the report, none of the stuff that’s mentioned seems all that far-fetched.

For example, if Apple is expected to bump up the iPhone’s display from 3.5 to 4-inches, it would make sense from both a manufacturing standpoint, and a consistency standpoint, to do the same to the iPod. And Apple’s not going to throw the two-year old A4 processor in this thing, so the A5 chip from the iPhone 4S sounds like the obvious choice.

Put together, it seems like Apple could have a real winner on its hands. Especially if it’s able to keep the low-end model under that $200 price point. Apple is expected to unveil the new iPod touch, a new iPhone and a smaller iPad sometime this fall.

So, who wants one?

[MacRumors]

  • Kurt Lewis

    wow A5 chip (sarcasm for you slow folk)…not even an A5x?

  • Wow, I think we’ve found the winner of the “2012 worst rendering of a new Apple product” contest…

    • ExRoot

      Why?

      • christodouluke

        Are you blind?

      • Kevin Holzendorf

        It’s because there’s a phone icon on the bottom and an odd hole on the back bottom

      • Wyatt

        The hole is legit. The leaked casing had a hole in the back for reasons unknown. Possibly a speaker

      • Yeah, sorry, but that is pretty bad!

  • Wael Abdo

    i do. it looks nice, at least i can now easily put laser engravings on its back…

  • why is there a phone icon?

  • samdchuck

    That image gives the rest of the article an immense credibility boost…

  • Small ass 4″ screen please opt the iphone screen to at least 4.3

    • smtp25

      yep 4.3 FTW .. 4″ is a step in the right direction but not big enough

      • Thank u pal.
        People dont understand having a gs3 Side by the New 4 inch iphone still is embarrassing when it comes to a lot a things like browsing and video playing ect.

  • Andrey Khomyak

    Only if the iPod touch’s rear camera were to be upgraded to at least a 5 megapixel camera (the same as the new iPad); then yes, I wouldn’t mind getting one.

  • Makes sense. Anyone else think that it’s possible all the “leaked iPhone 5/6” parts could have just been the updated iPod Touch and we are getting a totally new design for the iPhone (5/6). It makes sense because the iPod Touch has always had a 3.5mm jack on the bottom, where-as the phone never has.

  • steven hernanez

    whats whit the phone icon? its not an iPhone xD

  • this looks awful.

  • I hope there will not be a new iPod touch, I am tired of all the fucking pirate-kids…

    • jakeopp

      ..? People pirate apps on all iDevices, not just the iPod Touch.

      • The iPod touch is cheap, that’s why it is mostly owned by children around 10-12 Years old, they can’t afford the Apps/Tweaks (or just don’t want to pay) and therefore pirate them.
        The other iDevices (iPhone and iPad) are costing more, iPhone and iPad are mostly owned by people 15 and older, these people (which I belong too, but I am a Developer, just btw..) may have got the money as they bought a pretty expensive Device, they pay mostly for their Apps and Tweaks..

      • jakeopp

        That makes sense. Except that almost everyone i know has an iPod Touch and they are all 14+ so i would argue that the market is larger than 10-12 but maybe that’s just where i live. If they can pay $180 for the device i’m sure they could afford a couple of dollars for an app, i think it’s just they don’t want to.

      • Exactly. Its just like saying that people who can’t afford to go to movies, ONLY THEY pirate ’em. Ridiculous.

      • jakeopp

        Yep, i think most pirates are just too cheap to pay it and don’t really care that they are stealing someone elses work.

  • Daniel Nabil

    What about siri?

  • If this is true where will the iPad mini fit……either a new iPod or the iPad mini

    • Wyatt

      iPad is 6 times the size of the current iPod/iPhone screen. The mini will probably be more like 4x

  • Irfan Tarique

    Please include a 3G version

  • Yes….I was worry that apple was leaving the iPod touch as a thing of the past….

  • Kyle Peterson

    What is that hole on the back?