A lot and a little at the same time is known about the next generation iPod Touch. Rumors are everywhere already, but we really don’t know for sure any of its specs.
The new iTouch will likely rely on the A4 CPU, feature a camera and a front-facing camera, gyroscope and a higher resolution display. It remains to be seen if the new iPod Touch will feature a 5MP camera with flash and HD video recording or the same 3,2 MP camera and SD video recording of the 3GS.
There have also been rumors of a new iPad… featuring a front-facing camera and 7 inches screen. The move of using smaller screens, if done for real, may be caused by LG Electronics not being able to manufacture enough iPad displays to meet the demand, effectively slowing down the growth of the platform.
On top of all that, a new iDevice without a name has been spotted: the latest beta of iOS 4.1, due to ship in the coming weeks, includes three new “Configuration Descriptors” within its USB configuration files — all of which pertain to devices that list “Apple, Inc.” as their “manufacturer” — as can be seen in the screenshot below.
The first product is the fourth-generation iPod touch, referenced within the code as “iPod 4,1.”; the second unreleased product is “iProd 2,1.”. The inaugural version of the iPad released this past April was listed in configuration files as “iProd 1,1” prior to its announcement.
Finally, a mysterious device is listed only as “unknownHardware.” Although the configuration files tag this device with a unique Apple product ID of 20547, it’s textual descriptor is similarly listed as “Unknown- Add device descriptor info for this device.”
It’s possible that the new product will be the new Apple TV — rumored to be dubbed iTV — that will reportedly run iOS 4.0 and will be capable of running applications found on the App Store.
Apple will hold its annual music and media event next month, as it has done for the past several years, and we’ll see what of all this will be reality and what won’t.