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Apple accidentally leaks July 14th as new iPod lineup release date

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With the release of iTunes 12.2 earlier this month, Apple accidentally leaked new colors for the iPod lineup and potentially even revealed the release date. A new report on French blog iGen.fr agrees with this release date and gives us more information about the updated iPods, citing sources with knowledge of the matter.

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Typically when Apple launches a new product, they put the release date on all their marketing materials as the calendar date on the Home screen. If we look at the iPhone 6, for example, the date is Tuesday the ninth which points to Tuesday, September 9th (the day of the announcement). The leaked images of the new colors for the iPod touch show a calendar date of Tuesday the fourteenth. The only Tuesday the fourteenth coming up would be next Tuesday, July 14th. The French blog reports that this is the release date as well.


Their report shares more information about what to expect with the new iPod lineup. In addition to the new gold, electric blue and fuchsia colors for the iPod lineup, there will be specs upgrades for the iPod touch. The iPod touch, which is codenamed “n102,” will see a slightly new design with the iPod touch loop removed, an upgrade to a 64-bit processor, potentially a higher megapixel camera and more. The iPod nano and iPod shuffle are only expected to see the color refresh and hopefully, at least the nano, will use Apple Music.

Longer shipping times, especially for products that has been around for three years, indicates that something is about to change. The iPod lineup are seeing shipping times from one business day to up to ten business days. How convenient that the new iPods will be here in three business days…


Apple's 2014 iPod Product Lineup

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Apple held three events this year: the Worldwide Developer’s Conference and two special media events in the Fall.  This year, though, they barely touched the iPod lineup and only silently updated the iPod touch and finally discontinued the iPod classic.  Here is the 2014 iPod lineup:

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iPod shuffle: released September 2012

  • 4th generation
  • no display
  • clickable controls with VoiceOver
  • audio playback up to 15 hours
  • space gray, silver, purple, blue, green, yellow, pink and Product (RED)
  • 2GB
  • $49


iPod nano: released October 2012

  • 7th generation
  • 2.5″ display
  • audio playback up to 30 hours, video playback up to 3.5 hours
  • space gray, silver, purple, blue, green, yellow, pink and Product (RED)
  • 16GB
  • $149


iPod touch: released September 2012

  • 5th generation
  • 4.0″ Retina display
  • A5 processor
  • 5MP rear camera and 1.2MP front camera
  • audio playback up to 40 hours, video playback up to 8 hours
  • space gray, silver, blue, yellow, pink and Product (RED)
  • 16GB, 32GB and 64GB
  • starting at $199


Throughout the week, we will explore the 2014 lineup. There’s iPads, iPhones, the Apple TV and the Apple Watch.