The fifth generation iPod will be an entirely new beast. Besides improving battery life, storage space, and size, Apple will probably make a number of other changes:
- New touchscreen technology that replaces the scrollwheel and most of the buttons. The touchscreen technology will display some sort of Apple OS X-like menu bar that will navigate its major modes of operation.
- Following in the footsteps of the Photo iPod, Apple will introduce a 3-4 MP digital camera into the ipod housing and include photography software that will allow for basic image capture and manipulation. The battery life will suck at first.
- Additional features more commonly found on PDA’s, like movies, games, and other multimedia delivery layers. GPS, map software to come later.
Here are some (crude) visualizations of what I think the next iPod could look like. The design will mesh part old iPod photo, part PSP, part PDA, and part digital camera. The operating system will move to a more OSX-like look:
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