Apple to launch new iPod touch today with 8MP camera, 128GB, 64-bit chip with new gold color option; iPod nano and shuffle in new colors

iPod unreleased colors

Apple will release a refreshed iPod lineup today, according to a new report, and there will be big improvements under the hood for the iPod touch. Upgrades are said to include an 8-megapixel iSight camera, a 64-bit processor, a gold color option, and more.

“Apple will be rolling out a refreshed line of iPods today, according to sources,” reports 9to5MacAll devices will come in new color options‚ including a darker blue, a darker pink, and gold — as indicated by the graphics recently discovered in the iTunes 12.2 update.

The new iPod touch will also have lots big improvements to its internal components. Apple is expected to bump up its rear-facing camera from 5 megapixels to 8 megapixels, putting it on par with the iPad Air 2 and the latest iPhones. The device will also offer a 64-bit CPU for better performance and graphics.

It’s thought the sixth-generation iPod touch will also be Apple’s first with an “M” series processor for tracking steps, elevation, and other fitness data. Users will also have a new 128GB storage option, which will be priced at $399, 9to5Mac adds.

The 16GB and 64GB models will be priced at $199 and $299 respectively.

Finally, the new iPod touch is expected to come with Apple’s latest iOS 8.4 firmware pre-installed, which will give users access to Apple Music.