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iPod Touch 6th Generation Release Date, Specs Rumors: Device Launching Alongside iPhone 7?

Is the iPod Touch gone for good? For years, there have been rumors of a sixth-generation iPod Touch, but the device was a no-show last September when the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were announced, and it wasn't mentioned at last Monday's Apple Spring Forward Event.

It has been a while since Apple has released a new iPod Touch. The fifth generation device was released back in September 2012, with shipments beginning the following month. The launch marked a significant improvement as the iPod Touch 5 came with a 4-inch Retina display found in the iPhone 5, a faster dual core A5 chip, a 5MP camera and a looped wrist strap.

Though the iPod Touch fifth generation sported major upgrades which sets it apart from its predecessors, the product line saw declining sales in recent years as customers have shifted to smartphones for their media player, camera, and app needs. Given that news about the 6th generation iPod has been scarce as of the recent months, it remains unclear when the device might see its next upgrade. However, there are rumors that the gadget could be released this year, specifically by September, when Apple traditionally launches its latest flagship devices.

If there's any truth to the rumors, then it's possible that the iPod Touch 6th Generation could launch alongside the iPhone 7. The device is expected to come in pink, silver, blue, yellow, space grey, orange, green, and red.

According to iTechWhiz, the device could have a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels with pixel density count of 440ppi. The iPod Touch 6 will reportedly have an 8-megapixel iSight camera and a 1.5MP front facing shooter.

As for the price, the iPod Touch 6th Generation will reportedly cost the same as what an iPod Touch 5G costs today, which is $299 for the 32GB model and $399 for the 64GB model. Once the iPod Touch 6 is released, it is expected that the iPod Touch 5 will see a marked decrease in price.

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