Let's face it, folks, the iPad Mini is not going to happen and I for one am glad to see it. The most interesting aspect of the new Touch is just how much of a difference the bigger screen is going to make. I suspect the difference will be more than many imagine considering a 4-inch screen is not all that big for a device like this. It's because all the increase is happening in one direction that I think it might just be a significant upgrade. After all, we humans tend to view the world in wide-screen mode, putting more emphasis on width than height.
If the screen is big enough to make assorted activities tolerable, the iPod Touch as redesigned in this new version is a far superior alternative to the rumoured, iPad Mini. A handy camera and a pocket computer with decent horsepower. What's not to like?
Sure it's a little pricey at $299 but owning a 32GB iPad 2, I believe that's an excellent capacity for a device like this. The extra storage, in some respects, is more valuable than a larger screen would have been. And if you can't pocket a 7-inch tablet, why not just buy a full-size iPad instead. I'm buying the new Touch as soon as I can. I suspect that it will make for an ideal companion to my iPad.