Rumor: New iPod Touch Releasing This Fall

It looks like gamers who don’t want cellphone contracts or monthly bills to get between them and their iOS gaming have something to look forward to this fall. MacRumors is reporting that a new line of iPod Touches, along with new iPod Nanos, will be hitting store shelves in September or October. At least, that’s according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a strong track record with this sort of thing.

Fourth-gen iPod Touch, first released in September 2010.

Prior to last year, you could just about set your watch to a new iPod Touch being introduced every September. Starting in 2007, each new iPhone model was matched in the fall by an iPod Touch with similar specs. Somewhat inexplicably, last year Apple neglected to release a new iPod Touch, leaving the newest one– the fourth-generation model– at a similar level of technology as the iPhone 4.

A new iPod Touch would be great for iOS gamers who aren’t interested in owning an iPhone and don’t want to lug around an iPad with them everywhere they go. Personally, I’m a big fan of the iPod Touch, and my fourth-gen model is starting to feel a little sluggish after two years of heavy use. This fall would be a perfect time for an upgrade.

[Via MacRumors]