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Apple shaking up its iPod line with new colours and more power

Apple is reportedly prepping a couple of new iPod models for release next week.

The Cupertino-based company will unleash the iPod Shuffle Nano and Touch in a new range of colours, according to iGen.fr.

We’re expecting gold, grey, electric blue, fuchsia, pink and black models, some of which leaked earlier this month in the new version of iTunes.

We’ll also be welcoming a faster, more powerful version of the iPod Touch, if the rumours are true.

The reports claim that the brand new music players will land on 14 July, though there’s a chance they’ll make a slightly earlier appearance.

The leaked image showed an iPod Touch without a Touch ID fingerprint sensor embedded in the home button.

While this might be a mere Photoshop error, it could also suggest that Apple Pay support will not feature in the next iPod hardware refresh.

Last month, Apple removed the iPod from its homepage, sparking suggestions that the music player would be swiftly phased out. It looks like there’s still some life in our old friend.

SEE ALSO: A brief history of the iPod

The original iPad mini, meanwhile, hasn’t managed to escape death. Apple’s sent it to the slaughterhouse, but you can still buy it from third-party retailers while stocks last.

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