iPod Touch 6th Generation Release date is near. As per the sources 6G might come out next year in 2013. We have came up with expected specs charts.
This winter is going to be rock. There are so many Apple products are near launch date. There are two thoughts in the market. Some are hoping to see iPod Touch 5G in the market soon while other are saying Apple will release 6th generation. Today we see some history charts and compare it with new one.
Since last release, today lot of things has been changed. At that time 5G had all latest equipment but right now its old. There are lot of things which are on radar this time. Below are some major updates which are expected with iPod Touch 6th generation.
- Apple might launch iOS 7 for 6th Generation iPod.
- Fastest processor with A6 Chip may be used.
- Siri Virtual Assistant is most awaited in the next launch. (Update: Siri is already added in 5th Generation and now it could be upgraded to next level)
- 8 Mega Pixel Camera. (Update: 5 Mega Pixel has been added in 5th Generation and Now it could be upgraded to 8 Mega Pixel in 6G iPod)
iPod Touch 6th Generation Specs
There are lot more things which could be either upgrade or added in new one. If we see the past then we can realize that most of things need to be update in 6G touch.
|Chart||3G||4G||4.5G||6th Generation (Expected)|
|Release Date||September 9, 2009||October 1, 2010||October 4, 2011||October 2012|
|iOS||iOS 3.1.1||iOS 4.1||iOS 5||iOS 6|
|Processor||800 MHZ - Samsung ARM||800 MHZ - A4 Chip||800 MHZ - A4 Chip||A5 or A6 Chip|
|Display||3.5" Color 320x480 (163 ppi)||3.5" Color 960x640 (326 ppi)||3.5" Color 960x640 (326 ppi)||Mega Pixel|
|Price||32GB - $299 64GB - $399||8GB - $199 32GB - $299 64GB - $399||8GB - $199 32GB - $299 64GB - $399||?|
Its look like next iPod Touch 5th Generation may come out between September to October 2012. Apple has launched all its iPods specially touch in the range of September to October every year. 3G was launched at 9, September 2009 while next two iPods came out in October respectively 2010 and 2011. We will see next iPod touch if history repeat once again. Rumors are also pointing the same date.
Apple has regularly updated iOS in every release. We can see 3rd Generation has iOS 3.1.1, 4th Generation has iOS 4.1 while iPod Touch 4.5G has iOS 5 so actually there is a chance that Apple may upgrade it’s iOS version once again and make even faster and powerful iOS with iOS 6. We want to remind you that iOS 6 has really wonderful power to handle heavy apps and hardware.
Update: When does iOS 6 Come Out
Apple hasn’t update processor and chip which are used in previous last two release. Same thing can be followed this time too. May be Apple release A5 chip with iPod Touch 6th Generation because as per rumors, Apple has started it’s preparation since 2011 end. A6 Chip is new and may be included in iPhone 5. 800 Mhz might be increase.
Update: A6 Chip Specs
I don’t know why but Apple has stick with old display configuration except Retina display has been included in iPod 4G. iPod Touch 3rd Gen was released with 3.5″ color display but resolution was too low of 320×480 while since after that release we have seen 3.5″ Color display with 960×680 with 326 ppi configuration in last two iPods 4G and 4.5G respectively. What do you think, Would iPod Touch 6G support high resolution?
Update: Apple has increased 5G screen size up to 4.0 inch.
5iPod Touch Apps
Each time Apple has included one or two unique apps. Last time FaceTime app has created a huge rumors and now Siri made that job perfectly. Last iPhone 4S have Siri as built in virtual assistant. It is expecting that Apple will launch Siri for iPod Touch. Do not be surprise if you see one more but different app like FaceTime.
Update: Siri Alternatives For iPod Touch
Battery performance should be better this time as iPod is specially used for playing songs while on the go. Technology has been on it’s high so expecting better battery backup time in 6G.
As far as price is concern I do not think that it will go high. Probably iPod Touch may be $299 to $399 cost you. A big deal can be happen here. As expectation we can see 128GB come out with the latest iPod. Regular storage capacity can be 8GB to 64GB.
Update (1st September): New iPod Touch Might Have 5 MP Camera
Share you thoughts and Which rumors running in your mind tell us about it. We are eager to listen from you.
Rehana Shaikh is author of iPod Touch 6th Generation Release Date 2012.