Earlier this month, a Brazilian Mac website had claimed that Apple could be hosting a media event next week to unveil the next generation iPod Touch.
While no details regarding the product itself was made available, the sources however indicated that the event could be held around the 16th of this month.
We are yet to hear official words from Apple about the rumored media event. However, John Gruber from Daring Fireball has indicated that the new iPod Touch could in fact be launching "in a few weeks" time. In a short post on his blog, Gruber has also backed recent speculations about the presence of front and rear facing cameras on the new iPod Touch besides hinting at the availability of a 960×640 pixel retina display on the next generation device.
There has been a lot of speculation in recent times over the presence of front and rear facing cameras on the next generation iPod Touch. An iPhone parts supplier had last week claimed to have got hold of the front LCD and bezel of an iPod Touch 4G model that seemed to have confirmed these rumors.
More interesting though is Gruber's revelation about the availability of retina display on the new iPod Touch. You may remember that the new iPhone's high-resolution display was one of the most talked about features during launch. The iPhone 4 retina display comes packed with nearly four times more pixels as compared to the earlier generation iPhone displays making it the best among the current crop of smartphones.
Considering Gruber's past track record in breaking Apple rumors, an official announcement from Apple appears to be imminent.
What do you think?
[via Daring Fireball]