Talk of Apple plans for a white iPod touch this year were backed up Saturday after repair shop iFixDirect sent out photo evidence of parts. The shots show a complete front panel for the iPod in the same white as the iPhone 4 and iPad 2. The TechnoBuffalo sighting supports notions that the iPod touch will be a modest visual update with the same 3.5-inch screen.
Most expect the iPod touch to share most the internals of the iPhone 5 when it arrives, particularly the dual-core A5 processor. iPod touch owners could have the edge in storage with advances and price drops in flash memory making a 128GB model a distinct possibility.
The new version might be unveiled in late September or October, in sync with the iPhone 5's rumored date. One growing possibility if 128GB is realistic may be the retirement of the iPod classic and Apple's last clickwheel-based iPod.