“We think there’s still a huge market for the iPod touch, such as people who don’t want to pay a minimum $70 per month for phone and data service, people who use non-AT&T wireless carriers, and people who like keeping their mobile phone and MP3 player separate,” Vasanth Sridharan writes for Silicon Alley Insider.
“So we don’t expect Apple to leave the iPod touch alone. But if it’s going to become the first ‘mainstream wi-fi mobile platform,’ as the company has been calling it, it needs some improvements,” Sridharan writes.
Specifically, we’d like to see:
• More storage for the same price
• A camera
• Mic and speakers
• Version(s) with 5- and/or 7-inch screen(s)
Sridharan writes, “We think some of these changes could come as early as this fall. We don’t expect Apple to do much to the iPod touch during the back-to-school shopping season — during which they’re giving away iPod touches to Mac buyers. But sometime around mid-October…”
More in the full article here.