The iPod range has been abandoned by Apple for several years. The birth of the iPhone began the decline of the iPod, which has gone from being updated every year as one of the company’s star devices, to taking several years to be renewed. It has gone from being one of Apple’s top revenue earners to being removed from the sales section of the tax results announcement. The first one to disappear from the showcase was iPod classic, leaving shuffle, nano, and touch alone in the abyss.
The iPod touch has also been abandoned to its fate for several years – two and a half years, to be exact – and after the last update of its appearance and specifications, it’s been left there. Remember that still has the Apple A5 processor that mounted the iPhone 4s, but with the 4-inch screen . Apple has two options: either kill it or upgrade it, because we very much doubt that the new version of iOS 9 will be compatible with A5 processors.
Coinciding with this, today rumors are coming in that Cupertino’s people have plans to renew the iPod touch, and that this new version would arrive by the end of the year. But apparently we shouldn’t expect changes in its design, and it would be exactly the same as the one we know now, with a full aluminium body and bright colours. The improvements would be more focused on the camera and the processor .
As for more details, we could count on the Apple A7 of the iPhone 5s, so he wouldn’t even dare to use the Apple A8, which would be the corresponding one , thinking that by that time the iPhone 6s will already be using the Apple A9. They probably have residual stock of this processor and decide to sell it off with this device that has such discreet sales. You could also bring the Touch ID, but what we are sure of is that it will not have NFC for Apple Pay, as it is not a device with a permanent Internet connection.
Where Apple could boost its sales is with some exclusive functionality related to the theme of music and Beats Music . It would be interesting to have a free year subscription to the service with the purchase of the new iPod touch or something like that. Now we just need to see when it will arrive, and most likely it will be at the event in October where the new iPad will be presented, even if it’s just in passing.