Apple reportedly plans to introduce updated iPod touch this year for first time since 2012

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AppleInsider reports that Apple is planning a refresh of its iPod touch later this year, citing a “source familiar with Apple’s future product plans.” It’s not clear if the refresh will affect multiple versions of the iPod, however the report notes at least one model will be reintroduced at a time when Apple’s music services are getting a revamp under Beats.

That model is the larger version with a 4-inch display. Apple is said to keep the 4-inch screen resolution, introduced to the line in 2012, the same and also offer camera and processor improvements. The current iPod version features an A5 processor and an upgrade could bring it on-par with the 64-bit processor found within the iPhone.

Amidst declining sales numbers, the iPod touch hasn’t been touched by Apple since October 2012, as the iPhone has grown in popularity, offering both phone and media capabilities. Apple no longer discloses iPod sales units sales, as it’s become almost a hobby device in its lineup.

AppleInsider doesn’t offer much in the way of specifics. However, it would make sense for Apple to release the iPod touch this summer alongside its new music streaming service.

Source: AppleInsider