While previewing iPod Touch 5G features, the next iPod 5th Generation to be released late 2012, we have to go beyond what Apple offered in iPod Touch 4G. iPod Touch version release last year matched much of what dominated the iPhone 4 but there is still gaps between what users want and what Apple may provide.
Apple is purportedly testing a next generation iPod Touch hardware platform for a 5th Generation iPod Touch revision expected later this year. While the external design look and feel is still being worked out, in-house testing based on an iPhone 4S variant module with A5X processor chip is already on in Apple Labs, reported 9to5 Mac.
The iPod Touch 5G rumors, speculation and wish lists are as usual running high, that what features and specs will be included in the next generation iPod Touch 5G, what will be next iPod Touch release date and price. Here under is a generation 5th iPod Touch 5G preview with a look at what we may find in the next version:
Please do let us know which of these features do you think will appear on Apple iPod Touch 5G?
Radio without Wi-Fi
Possibly, but could not bet on it. Apple wants people to use the App Store for apps, and one will find a great deal of radio apps there, and that would not go well with all the developers. Apple also seems to think that people would rather listen to their own music than a radio channel, so iTechWhiz not so sure about this.
Better Still Photos Camera 2MP~5MP
Yes, this is probably coming. Apple added the camera on the 4th generation, and it would make sense to get a better camera on the 5th generation, seeing as there's rumours about a much better camera on the new iPhone 5.
Possibility of 3D Camera System with two cameras, one on rear other on back is very low. The market for this is just not big enough, and with the crappy censors in mobile devices that is not going to happen.
Camera with Flash that creates videos in 1080p instead of 720p is no big deal, we may see this as a part of the camera improvement
iPad like 3G Micro SIM Card Service for iPod Tocuh 5G
It is highly doubtful, that would make the gap between the iPhone and the iPod Touch much smaller, especially considering one can Facetime and use VoIP apps, so it would only eat away a larger portion of the iPhone market, and Apple earns more money per iPhone than per iPod Touch.
Built-in GPS for Maps and Other Services
Again a highly doubtful feature, probably not to come out yet.
Separate Orientation Lock button
I doubt this as well, it would only make it seems larger and chunkier, and this can be done from iOS instead.
Facetime Over 3G
This requires you to have a 3G connection, which I think we won't see in a few more years, if ever.
Battery Percentage Display next to the battery icon.
This is not a 5th gen specific change, probably just an iOS change.
Nokia 5233 like Media Bar
Possible change in the next iOS version, but not a specific 5th gen change.
Improved Retina Display
Possibly, but not until the 6th gen. 3D Retina Display Screen to be in competition with the Nintendo 3DS is also not much expected.
Wireless Synch with iTunes on PC & Mac
There are high Possibilities for this, basically its also an iOS change, and they might make this available for 4th and 5th gen iPod Touch customers only.
Apple's A5 Processor Chip with 256MB to 512MB RAM
Yes, definitely will be on board in order to reach required speed improvements.
HDMI Video Output with Mirroring Image
This is probably reserved for the iPad, as it's somewhere between an iPod Touch and a notebook.
More Video Formats and Download YouTube VideosNot so sure about the later, but do not expect more format since Apple likes to control the formats, and they want you to use iTunes and iTMS for most of your media.
Change Calendar sounds, Names of Songs, Videos and Playlists on the Device
Possible iOS change, but that would make iTunes somewhat more oblivious, and that's not something they would want.
The are lot of other thing being discussed around which iTechWhiz do not find worth discussing due to their low possibility or expectancy, like "SD Card Slot for Photos USB Slot", "Memory Card Slot for Expandable Memory" and "A larger 4 inches screen to be in competition with Android"...
Now with the iPod Touch 4 price starting at $229 it will be easy to assume that the price may drop below $200 for smaller storage space iPods. This could possibly allow for a more bare bones version for a lower price, but this may end up decreasing the need for the newer iPod Nano versions.
At the same time, the maximum storage space offered in the iPod Touch may increase as well. The iPod Classic size got over 100GB in the later incarnations, and it is possible that the maximum iPod Touch storage size will double from its current 64GB.
This is just a summery of possibilities and probabilities about next coming Apple iPod Touch 5G. Unfortunately, as far now, no one knows anything with authenticity other than Apple itself, which is known to strongly keep its cards close to the chest.