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Apple will be announcing a new iPod Touch today according to last minute leak

Update: Apple’s iPhone event has been and gone with no iPod Touch announcements. In an official statement, Discovery has claimed that the image circulated by 9to5Mac did not appear on its website: “On Monday, September 11th, a false rumor was reported about Discover posting information on its website about Apple’s new products. The rumor has no merit and an accompanying mock image was never posted on any Discover websites.”

9to5Mac is usually a very solid source for this kind of information, so I doubt they pulled the image they posted out of nowhere. However, at the time of writing, they have not updated their previous iPod Touch story.

We are just a few hours away from Apple’s annual iPhone launch event but it looks there was at least one surprise planned that we hadn’t heard about before today. According to a new leak, Apple will also be breathing new life into its iPod lineup with a new iPod Touch.

Earlier this year, it looked like the iPod may disappear entirely as the Nano and Shuffle were both discontinued. The iPod Classic had also stopped being produced back in 2014. However, it seems that Apple will be keeping the iPod alive and well after all with a 7th generation iPod Touch.

This particular leak comes from the credit card company, Discover, and was unearthed by 9to5Mac this morning According to the report, Discover will be offering 5% cashback on purchases of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8+, the iPhone X Edition and the iPod touch (7th Generation), so there are a few interesting tidbits to unpack here. Not only is a new iPod on the cards, but it seems like Apple may skip over the iPhone 7S entirely and just jump straight to the iPhone 8. The iPhone X Edition will be the one to watch out for though, thanks to its bezel-less OLED display.

Apple’s official announcement will be taking place in just a few hours time. The stream will kick off at 6PM here in the UK.

KitGuru Says: Given all of the leaks surrounding the new iPhones, I am surprised we didn’t hear about the new iPod Touch at all until earlier today. Are any of you glad to see that the iPod will live on after all? 

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