According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will have a busy schedule for this September and October. Kuo predicted in the past other release plans of Apple, such as the 17-inch MacBook Pro’s withdraw and that iPhone 5 will use in-cell touch technology for a slimmer profile. As mentioned in his report from Monday, the next iPod touch will include in-cell touch display technology, too.
Kuo believes that the “all-new” iPod touch and iPod nano models will bring considerable sales growth, but mostly due to the iPod nano:
“Though all new design iPod touch and iPod nano will be launched, growth momentum will mainly come from the latter. The new iPod touch, like iPhone 5, uses in-cell panel, whose availability is limited in the initial stage. Shipments will therefore be hindered.”
The Japanese blog Macotakara claimed in a report that the fifth-generation iPod touch will swith to a 4-inch display instead of 3.5-inch and will have the same CPU as the iPhone 4S but with a different, aluminum back-case design.
Also, the new iPod nano will have an LCD, rectangular display, a home button specific to iOS devices, and an oblong body.