Originally Posted by Macky the Macky
This won't be a smaller iPad... it will be a LARGER iPod Touch. The touch is a great gaming machine right now, this will make it even better. They can spread out the Touch's pixels and just hit the ground running using all the current iPod Touch games in the store.
This is the "product transition" Apple was talking about.
Yes I agree. The iPod Touch has kind of lost it's mojo over the past couple of years. iPod sales have been declining and the Touch is neither one thing nor the other for many people. Most adults have probably moved over to the iPhone with the iPod Nano for the gym, etc leaving the Touch mostly for kids and people who can't afford an iPhone. The 3.5" screen is too small to play games for any length of time, the 64GB memory is too small to entice the iPod Classic owners to upgrade and so on.
I think they'll seek to reposition the Touch and differentiate it from the iPhone. Give it a bigger screen (somewhere between 5" and 7"), give it 128GB memory at the top and reposition it as more of a portable games device that you can also listen to music, watch movies and read books. Perfect size for the handbag if you need an eBook reader, etc, etc.
At the same time I think they'll move the iPod Nano up to take its place. 16Gb & 32GB with an even thinner and lighter size, Bluetooth support for wireless headphones. Wear it as a watch, sync it with your iPhone, or just use it as the ultimate MP3 player.