After the official release of the Apple Watch and the new Apple MacBook on March 9, there are only three major upcoming gadgets that are expected from Apple this year.
The three include the iPhone 6S, the larger iPad Pro, and the iPod Touch 6th Generation. The iPhone 6S is likely to come out in September this year based on the one-year cycle of the Apple smartphones.
The iPad Pro, on the other hand, will most likely be released in October this year, consistent again with the one-year cycle of the Apple tablets.
Finally, there’s the iPod Touch 6th Generation, which many believe will come with the iPhone 6S in September since it will reportedly sport groundbreaking features and
Apple needed to highlight them with its latest flagship smartphone.
While Apple has reportedly been very skeptical about releasing the iPod Touch 6th Generation since much of the functions of the media player device is now being done by iPhones and the iPads and even the Apple Watch, the American tech giant is said to be putting a lot of firsts on the music device to ensure that it will have a captured market once it’s released.
Accordingly, the iPod Touch 6th Generation shall feature Apple’s mobile payment system, the Apple Pay. The device shall be powered by an A9 microprocessor, which is way better than the chipset currently being used in the manufacture of the iPhone 6.
The processor is said to be better and faster although at this point in time, the A9 microprocessor has yet to officially come out from production, notes Crossmap.
Just like the larger iPhones, the iPod Touch 6th Generation shall come out in two display size variants – a 4.7-inch screen size version and a 5.5-inch display size and both versions will apparently feature Retina display which means excellent resolutions.
The upcoming Apple flagship media player shall also feature Siri, digital assistant found on the mobile devices of the American tech giant. And finally, the iPod Touch 6th Generation is reportedly coming out of the box with the iOS 9 already on it. Reports have it that the latest Apple mobile operating system is now on its final beta-testings and it is likely that it will be rolling out any time before September, giving the iPod Touch 6th Generation the perfect prelude.
The Apple iPod Touch 6th Generation shall come in six different colors including silver, pink, red, blue, space grey, and yellow. It will have 1GB of RAM but can be upgraded to as much as 128GB through a microSD card.
The Apple iPod Touch 6 will reportedly have a longer battery life, improved security features that include Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and shall sport an 8-megapixel iSight camera which shall also be waterproof just like the Apple Watch. It shall also be compatible with the iWatch.
The iPod Touch 6th Generation would have a retail price of anywhere from $250 to $300, depending on the variant. Apple has yet to confirm all these supposedly groundbreaking features, specifications, and price for the music device though.