The new iPod touch and iPod nano schematics?

We’re under a week away from the next Apple event. That means two things: Leaks and fake leaks. The latest is the supposed schematics for the upcoming fourth generation iPod nano and the new second generation iPod touch. The images below, leaked to the Apple-focused blog iLounge, certainly seem legitimate enough given the rumors floating around from multiple sources and the new iPod cases caught in the wild.

If true, the iPod nano is clearly going back to the more elongated look of the original model, but with a much larger screen. The current iPod nano was originally dubbed the “fat” nano because of its compact design. The new nano design also seems more reminiscent of the iPod mini, the very popular first compact iPod that Apple surprisingly replaced with the nano around the height of its popularity.

The new iPod touch looks to be gaining the iPhone 3G’s body. The backside will apparently be curved, and this may allow for a larger battery, iLounge speculates. Perhaps as a way to tout it against the iPhone, Apple could play up a very long battery life, which many users complain is the key weakness for the iPhone 3G.

What I really want to know is, will the iPod touch capacity be boosted to 64 gigabytes? If that’s the case, I may finally have a replacement for my third generation iPod that I used to carry around all of my music on trips.


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