The new Apple iPod Touch is set to be Apple’s eighth-generation variant of the product, following the Apple iPod Touch 7th Gen launched in 2019.
Apple is reportedly working to launch a new iPod touch which will have an iPhone 12-like design. This iPod touch will feature square edges that Apple brought back with the iPhone 12, and an all-touch display without the Touch ID button. Apple is said to launch this iPod touch later this fall.
This information comes from MacRumors contributor Steve Moser who shared it on Twitter. Moser also cited tipster Alexiander and Apple Tomorrow on the details, and renders of the iPod touch 2021. According to the renders, the new iPod touch is reimagined in an iPhone 12-like design with square edges. The iPod touch is also seen in five colour options of black, green, red, purple and blue. Up front, it has an all-screen display like the iPhone 12.
In November 2020, Apple added ‘iPod touch’ to their Apple Music PR blurb. Well now we know why. This Fall Apple is planning to release the next version of the iPod touch. Thanks to @AppleLe257 for sourcing info & @Apple_Tomorrow for the renders! pic.twitter.com/ImQQj3hxDc— Steve Moser (@SteveMoser) May 21, 2021
These are just renders, and not the final design of the iPod touch. Also, there’s very little that’s out about the iPod touch so it’s best to wait for more details, and from different sources. But the renders do show an upgraded design for the iPod touch. Apple refreshed the iPod touch in 2019 with the same design as the original. It instead made changes under the hood.
The iPod touch launched at ₹18,900 for the base model with 64GB storage. It comes with Apple-designed A10 Fusion chipset which is said to deliver better gaming performance. The chipset also supports Augmented Reality-based AR-based games, educational apps, and even web browsing. Another new feature Apple added in theiPod touch was Group FaceTime which as the name implies allows users to make video calls with multiple friends at the same time.