AppleInsider is reporting that they too have heard the new iPod nano will be square, with a 3cm by 3cm screen. People familiar with the matter indicated that the size and shape of the device, revealed this week through photos of third-party cases, will be more akin to the iPod shuffle than the current-generation iPod […]
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More Rumors for Apple's September 1st Media Event; Redesigned iPod Nano, 3G iPod Touch, New iLife

AppleInsider is reporting that they too have heard the new iPod nano will be square, with a 3cm by 3cm screen.

People familiar with the matter indicated that the size and shape of the device, revealed this week through photos of third-party cases, will be more akin to the iPod shuffle than the current-generation iPod nano. Even with this small size, however, it is expected to have a traditional iPod dock connector, allowing compatibility with the existing iPod accessory ecosystem.

The new iPod nano is said to utilize a tiny 3cm-by-3cm display that was revealed in its bare form as unknown Apple-branded component earlier this summer. For comparison, the second-generation iPod nano had a screen that was about 3cm by 2.5cm.

They also claim that Apple has been considering the release of a 3G-capable iPod touch. They are considering this move due to the popularity of the 3G-equipped iPad that was released earlier this year. Prototypes of this 3G capable iPod touch are said to be in existence (shock me).

Lastly, the report claims that Apple is set to release a new version of iLife at the media event next week. The current version of iLife was released in January ’09, and Apple seems to be on an 18-month release cycle for making next week a reasonable timeframe for release. Earlier reports claimed that we would have seen this update for sale by now, but that didn’t fall through. However, that same report claims that this will be a significant overhaul to the suite.

I still don’t know what to think of this new “square” iPod nano, and to be perfectly honest I’m of two minds regarding a 3G equipped iPod touch. A “iPod touch 3G” sounds a lot like an iPhone if you ask me. On the other hand, it would be perfect for someone like me who wants the iPhone internet experience, but minus the monthly cellular bill.

Do you have any thoughts or predictions for regarding what Apple might introduce at next week’s media event? Leave a comment, we’d love to hear what you think!

Image courtesy of AppleInsider.

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