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Apple's Newest Model iPod Touch 6G Rumored to be Released in October, or Discontinued?; iPhone 6 to be Revealed in September

iPod Touch (Credit: Reuters/Beck Diefenbach) Photo of Apple's iPod Touch
July 16
9:35 PM 2014

Will the iPod Touch get a new model this year, or will it be discontinued?

That's the talk currently circulating around the latest version of Apple's iPod, the iPod Touch 6G. The product that initially launched Apple into the handheld device market has quickly become old hat, stirring rumors that the product will either be given a massive upgrade or taken off the market entirely.

According to, what we may see in the iPod Touch 6G is thumbprint recognition software. The software, called Touch ID, is rumored to launch with the next generation of all major Apple products- according to Product Reviews, a few leaked photos of the next iPad show it with thumbprint recognition software.

The power to recognize a thumprint could potentially be huge in the world of smartphones and devices- no longer would users require passwords, as they have since the dawn of computers. Instead, they'd press their thumb against the phone and gain instant access, while barring all other thumbs from looking at any personal information.

Another rumor claims that because Apple would prefer to keep the spotlight on its iPhones and new iOS 8 software in September, any new iPod Touch 6G news should not appear until October. However, it still may be possible that a glimpse of a new iPod Touch may be seen at Apple's September event for the iPhone.

The last big iPod Touch news to make headlines was in June, when Apple released a new version of the current 5G model. The new version didn't change much - the only upgrade was to the device's camera (and the price, which was thirty dollars cheaper), but some speculators claim that because Apple is still willing to roll out new iPods, they probably won't be discontinuing the product anytime soon.

The iPhone 6, meanwhile, is expected to be revealed in early September.

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