Apple’s New iPod Line, Plus Possible Release Date

Apple’s New iPod Line, Plus Possible Release Date
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If rumors are true, then Apple fans are in for an exciting announcement this week.


According The Telegraph, Apple Inc. will be releasing new versions of the iPod touch, iPod shuffle and iPod nano. And it will be including the fastest version of the said iPod touch ever made. French website broke the news that Apple is expected to make the announcement regarding the new iPod gadgets (and possibly, their release date) on July 14.

Meanwhile, MacRumors reports that the upcoming iPod touch is codenamed N102 and will most likely be benefiting from a processor upgrade. This means that the iPod touch’s current 32-bit processor may be replaced by a 64-bit A-based processor. This, in turn, will make the iPod touch faster than it ever has been.

On the other hand, the iPod nano and iPod shuffle, codenamed N31A and N12D respectively, will probably just be getting some new looks via some new color choices. Tech Radar reports that such colors may include a darker shade of blue of the iPod touch, bright pink for the iPod shuffle and gold (or if you prefer to call it, beige) for the iPod nano.

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Meanwhile, the last time Apple introduced new colors for its iPod touch was last June 26, 2014 when it also announce that users can now enjoy the iPod touch with Apple’s very own iSight camera. The colors that made their debut then included pink, yellow, blue, silver, space gray and red.

As far as latest announcements go, Apple Inc. has announced last month it was launching the Apple Music. It is an app that allows Apple users to do some music streaming any time, any day. It was actually made available to as much 100 countries last June 30.

The release of the Apple Music is very important to Apple. As Apple Inc. Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services explained, “We love music, and the new Apple Music service puts an incredible experience at every fan’s fingertips.” Moreover, he added, “All the ways people love enjoying music come together in one app — a revolutionary streaming service, live worldwide radio and an exciting way for fans to connect with artists.”

With Apple Music, users can simply access the app’s catalog that boasts more than 30 million songs. What’s more, if you have no idea what songs you want to listen to, you can simply ask Apple’s Siri® for help. In fact, you can ask her something like, “What was the number one song in February 2011?”

Moreover, you can also enjoy 24-hour music service via the Apple Music Radio called Beats 1 that feature DJ Zane Lowe in Los Angeles, DJ Ebro Darden in New York and DJ Julie Adenuga in London. It broadcasts live in as much as 100 countries and it is “dedicated entirely to music and music culture.” You can also watch out for exclusives interview as well as some exciting guest hosts.

Meanwhile, Tech Radar reports that the release date of the new iPod models may be timed with the release of the latest iTunes update. However, Apple has also previously launched iPod gadgets in September so it might make sense that the new iPod gadgets debut may take place at the same time as the launch of the iPhone 6S.