THE CAPPUCCINO COMPANY'S Ipod Touch, Apple's small sized Ipad or Iphone without a phone connection, is about to get an upgrade.
According to the "suits you" maker of underpants and other stuff John Lewis said there will be a substantial refresh to the Ipod Touch in September.
John Lewis is a big seller of Apple gear and other stuff, and Rob Hennessey, one of its audio and telecoms device Buyers, told Expert Reviews at a pre-Christmas product showcase event that the news was based on information given to him by suppliers.
He said the next Ipod Touch will have a five megapixel camera with a flash, which will also be able to shoot 720p HD video.
It will have the same accelerometer and gyroscope that were introduced with the Iphone 4, which we hope they will have got working by then, and Facetime video calling over WiFi.
This means that it will need a microphone and is getting so close to being an Iphone that we wonder why Apple even bothers.
Hennessey also said that the device will be sold as a multimedia device rather than a music player. He thinks that Apple will also upgrade the chip to an A4 processor, which only costs $10 so why not?
Sales of the Ipod have been falling as the fad has died away and been replaced by Ipad and Iphone mania.
Apple is not saying anything, of course. It is too busy ignoring press inquiries about Iphone 4 reception problems or catching fire. µ
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