Back in July, Dutch site AppleSpot.nl claimed that Apple is planning to introduce an iPod touch with 3G capabilities. Today, AppleNApps reports that Apple’s new iPod touch will offer access to 3G data networks.
According to the report, Apple has already worked with wireless carriers to offer data-service only plans similar to those used for the iPad. In addition, the new iPod touch will reportedly look “very similar” to the current fourth-geneartion model, released last September. The new iPod touch will not feature voice capabilities, remaining data-only, the report said. The source cautioned that there is “no guarantee” the new iPod touch will have 3G connectivity built in, but said that the changes “should make it”.
After talking with multiple people over the past few weeks, we had a lengthy chat with one person who gave us great news about the next iPod Touch. We’ve used this person in the past, but they did qualify their remarks, saying that the iPod Touch changes should make it, but there’s no guarantee the changes will be ready for fall. The 3G iPod Touch idea intrigued us so much back in July, and we’ve been trying to find one of our contacts who can give some credence to the idea. A few have declined to comment, while others honestly have no idea, but the source for this report says that Apple is indeed working on a 3G iPod Touch. Apple is intent on announcing the device during their September event which they usually save for their iPod line, but will include the iPhone as well this year.
Earlier this year, evidence of the forthcoming iPod touch refresh surfaced with the discovery of a new “iPod4,2” model mentioned in the property list files in early iOS 5 builds. AppleNApps has yet to establish a significant track record of Apple-related rumors so take this report with a pinch of salt.
Apple is expected to unveil its next-genration iPod touch in the coming weeks at a press event. Numerous rumors have suggested a launch in October.