Looking into the current third calendar quarter, Kuo said checks indicate Apple has placed orders for white iPod touch models that are expected to go into mass production sometime in late August, but he added that the build plans for those models reflect few, if any, distinguishable changes from the existing black models introduced last fall.
“It means no spec update of iPod touch this year,” he said.
For who don’t know, that new iOS-based iPod known as “iPod4,2” has been spotted in iOS 5 beta. From that we can read between lines that iPod touch 5G will have a minor update as Apple did not call it “iPod5,1”.
Lending credence to the claims of a forthcoming white iPod touch is the discovery of a new white front plate for the iPod touch obtained by parts and repair firm iFixyouri and reported to 9 to 5 Mac. The white part appears essentially identical to the black one used in the current iPod touch, and thus it can not be definitively stated whether the part is intended for a forthcoming model or was for a white version of the current generation that was ultimately scrapped before release.