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New iPod Touch in September?

iPod touch shortages suggest new iTouch in September
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There are those among you who enjoy constantly pointing out your disappointment with the iPod touch. There are plenty of iPod touch users out there, this writer included, that are perfectly happy with the device. It might not make the most competent iPod, but for me, its Internet capabilities and upcoming app-store compatibility make the device, leaving its audio-playing capabilities as a secondary thought.

Amid the iPhone 3G hoopla, Apple hasn’t forgotten about us, either. AppleInsider is speculating that a reported reduction in 16GB iPod touch inventory at Best Buy stores and an increased lead time for the 8GB model online could point to new models appearing in September (ship times are now back to 24 hours, but the rest still seems relevant).

This news comes after Apple launched its back-to-school promotion giving an 8GB iPod touch to students who purchase a new Mac, and the possible introduction of new models would happen after the promo comes to an end. With the potential for a $199 iPhone, many are also feeling that the iPod touch will need a price adjustment or large feature increases to continue to be a relevant part of Apple’s product line.

While I would love to see added features (a camera would be nice), I’m not entirely sure they are necessary. It seems much more likely that instead the iPod touch will receive a storage bump, a slight form-factor change, or the addition of a white model. If you ask me (and I know you didn’t), those holding out for Bluetooth or GPS are going to be disappointed come September.

(Via Apple Section – Ars Technica)

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Get Naked! Case for iPhone & iPod Touch

Naked Case for iPhone & iPod Touch
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Nobody really wants to cover up the sleekness of the iPhone or iPod Touch with a gaudy case. But if you want to keep it protected, what are you to do? For a nearly invisible solution, check out the Naked Case ($35; iPhone/Touch). Billed as the world’s first touch-through case, it features Matrix-sounding electrostatic membrane technology that mimics the way the iPhone and iPod Touch screens work, allowing you to fully control them as normal.

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(Via Uncrate.)

Apple releases 1.1.4 for iPhone and iPod touch

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Apple has released software version 1.1.4 for the iPhone and iPod touch. According to Apple, the update “includes bug fixes and supersedes all previous versions.” It is currently unclear whether any new features have been added with the update; however, with Apple scheduled to release the iPhone and iPod touch software development kit (SDK) this week, it is possible that this update could be a precursor to that release.

(Via iLounge.)