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Twitter leaker Benjamin Geskin shared an schematic allegedly the 7th generation iPod Touch recently, which shows the front, back, side, and bottom of the device. If true, the new iPod Touch will use a iPhone XR-like design element, but there is no "notch", meaning Face ID won't be coming to the iOS device, the screen is measured at 4.9 inches, slightly larger than the iPhone 8.

The back, however, featured with a single-lens camera and retains the antenna cutout; surprisingly, Apple removed the headphone jack, though the bottom includes a microphone and speaker, while the Lightning port continues to be used. Nevertheless, Geskin himself also gave a disclaimer, indicating that this design is most likely fake, don't put too much hope in it,
Received this alleged #iPodTouch 7th generation schematics 3 days ago.

May pop on the web as a leak, but most likely it is fake.
Personally, I wouldn't be surprised if this is real, considers the schematic somewhat matches the design of the iPad Pro glyph that 9to5Mac leaked last October, if you look more closely. What do you think of it?

The US Patent and Trademark Office approved an application for the term of Apple's "iPod Touch" trademark earlier this month, which extended the protection to "Hand-held units for playing electronic games; Handheld game consoles" under International Class 28 (games, toys, and sporting goods).

Since 2008, Apple's iPod Touch trademark protection has been under the international Class 9 (audiovisual and information technology equipment) with the following description So when Apple submitted the application, it also included a screenshot of the page, highlighting the "Gaming" text and using the red arrow to indicate the product name and "Buy" button.

Since the release of the iPod Touch, it has been viewed as a game device by many users, it's no wonder why Apple now thinks about expanding its trademark range. Perhaps it is just simple self-protection doing. However, a recent rumor suggests that Apple is considering to launch the 7th generation of iPod touch, but it is unclear whether today's news is related to this.

Apple's new application will be published on February 19th and will be consulted. If there is no third party objection, the new trademark will be approved later this year.

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Last week, it was reported that Apple is working on a new generation of iPod touch that leads new hope to many users, after all, Apple did not give up this device. Now, designers is out with an iPod Touch 7 concept, which uses Apple's notch design, and the screen size is up to 7 inches (resolution 1920 × 1080 pixels), but the overall effect looks good. (Via Rozetked)

In terms of configuration, the iPhone XS-inspired iPod touch concept comes in an A11 processor and has 2GB of memory, with options of two storage 128GB and 256GB. The notch also contains the so-called TrueDepth camera system, which means it supports Face ID, while also including the wireless charging and NFC capabilities.

The designer's starting point for creating this concept is it’s just an iPhone that can’t make phone call, so aside from not being able to place a phone call , the rest of the configurations and features are all in line with the iPhone XS.

Otherwise, the rumors also claimed that in addition to the iPod touch, Apple is developing a new iPad mini model as well, both of which are expected to be available this year. In the meantime, Apple is said to launch another 9.7-inch in 2019, with upgraded processor and perhaps support for USB-C.

According to a report from the Japanese blog Macotakara, Apple is possible in the work for an updated iPod touch, however, the report is unable to provide further details as for release date of the devices. The report also claims that like the 2018 iPad Pros, 2019 iPhones “might” make the switch to USB-C.

Apple last time updated the iPod touch is in 2015, where it upgrade the processor from A5 to A8, and the camera got somewhat upgrades as well, which added an 8-megapixel rear camera instead of the 5-megapixel sensor. The iPod touch is indeed the last members of the iPod family, ever since Apple discontinued the iPod shuffle and iPod nano in 2017.

As for the switch to the USB-C on 2019 iPhones, though the site cited the rumor from "those who are working on it", it has not reached a design reference step, which means that Apple is deciding whether or not to make the switch to USB-C over Lightning this year. This is already the third times we learned that Apple plans to introduce a USB-C port for the iPhone rather than Lightning ports.

What do you think?

iPod touch, a stylish, modern touch-screen device that Apple introduced in 2007, it's the closet iPhone alternative. As the last device in the iPod series, the iPod touch has been around for a long time and guess what, it's officially 11 years old now since the 1st generation of iPod touch was announced on September 5th, 2007.

Prior to iPod touch was announced, the iPod achieved incredible success and really changed Apple and the world. It was the product that transformed Apple from a computer company into a consumer electronics company. But, shortly after the iPhone came out, the iPod seemed to be completely replaced overnight.

However, just as the world put all eyes to the iPhone, Apple has chosen to bring new technology back to its music player lineup, so the iPod touch was unveiled. Like the iPhone and unlike an iPhone, the iPod touch also has a multi-touch display and, most importantly, it use the same operating system as iPhone have. When connected to Wifi, the device can do almost anything the iPhone can do, and it costs much less.

Though iPod touch can't compete with the iPhone anyway, that doesn't mean iPod touch is a failed product, nor is it a superficial 'copy' of the iPhone. iPod touch is not the last breath of the Apple Music Player series, but rather act as the final cheer.

Apple has updated the iPod touch as many as six times, and every update brings major new features to it, and keep it at a lower price tag. From iPod touch 1 to iPod touch 6, Cupertino has continued to make it thinner than other Apple products. iPod touch 6th, for example, is still the company's thinnest ever product.

As iPhone and iPad become extremely popular, the profits generated by the iPod are less and less. Apple no longer lists the iPod as an important item in the quarterly earnings report and moved the iPod to "Other "category. Like Apple Music, iTunes, HomePod, and other music accessories, iPod touch is just a small part of the "Music" department.

However, despite the fact that no refresh has been available for three years, there are few rumors that Apple is considering the possibility of a seventh-generation iPod touch, which is said to include Face ID, but so far we have not seen such a product debut. I suspect Apple could introduce the new iPod touch next year, or not at all.

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