Apple is poised to make an announcement Wednesday regarding one or more new products. I thought this would be the right time to tell you what I know about the new iPod Touch.
Colored text indicates edits made after the announcement.
The new iPod Touch will be comparable in size and shape to the iPhone 4, but slightly thinner and with some coloration differences to visually differentiate the two. It is also lighter since it does not need the telephone components.
It comes in various sizes, but more importantly it will be available with or without 3G access. Versions with 3G will also have GPS capabilities.
WRONG! No 3G or GPS version is available.
The A4 processor, the same design used in the iPad and iPhone 4, will be used in order to bolster computing power and lower power requirements. This, coupled with a larger battery, will give the device incredible battery life.
CORRECT! The new iPod Touch boasts of 7 hours of video playback.
A compass and a gyroscope will be in all versions, regardless of whether it is a 3G version or not.
CORRECT! and WRONG! Compasses are not included, but a gyroscope is.
With this iteration of the iPod Touch, Apple finally is adding a camera to the device, a 5 MP sensor capable of 720p video capture as well as still photos. The iMovie app for iPhone will be compatible as well. There will not be a forward facing camera, and FaceTime calls will not be possible using the iPod Touch.
CORRECT! and WRONG! 720p video capture is possible with the 5 MP camera, but a forward-facing camera and FaceTime are included.
The screen incorporates the Retina Display of the iPhone 4.