Apple Will Likely Be Refreshing iPods At September 12th Media Event, Death Of The iPod Classic?

One of the biggest questions on peoples minds after Apple sent out invitations for a September 12th event was will the iPod share the stage with the next-generation iPhone? 9To5Mac indeed seems to think so as they are reporting that a string of new iPods will almost certainly be present. Unfortunately details are pretty scarce on what the fruit company plans to do with these new iPods, but it is believed that there will be at least two updated iPod lines and possibly even a third.

iPod Touch Concept

The first line of iPods likely to be updated is the iPod Nano. From previous reports we can gather the iPod Nano will see Wi-Fi connectivity and increased storage space. The second line is the iPod Shuffle, which should maintain its current form factor and also see increased storage options. As for the uncertain third line of iPods, it is not known whether Apple plans to release a completely brand new iPod, which would essentially be a larger version of the iPod Nano (see image below) or whether Apple will bump the iPod Touch specs.

A concept render from Macotakara’s Taiyo Fujii.

We feel that Apple will discontinue to the iPod Classic, and refresh the iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle and iPod Touch with the new mini dock connector and more storage options. We’re fairly certain that Apple’s next new device will be the iPad Mini, not a new line of iPods as well. If anything the only way we can see this rumor of a tweaked version of the iPod Nano would be if Apple completely re-designed the iPod Touch.

This is purely speculation at this point, but we will soon find out what Apple has up its sleeve at the September 12th media event. Please share your thoughts in the comments section below…

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  • Kyle

    Please let there be a 4 inch iPod touch! I don’t want a phone with a contract.