Prominent iOS hacker and news-leaker Chronic has put out a number of tweets, releasing information about the upcoming iPod Touch — which we’re all assuming will be announced alongside the iPhone 5 tomorrow.
Chronic claimed that the new iPod Touch will have an 1136×480 display, and is code-named the N78AP. This adds extra weight to earlier reports that the iPod Touch will receive a major redesign.
it’s not even worth leaking to press friend’s this close to launch, so: the new iPod5,1 is code name N78AP, and sports a 1136×640 display.
— Will Strafach (@chronic) September 11, 2012
Chronic also claimed that the iPod Touch will have a new S5L8942X system-on-chip (SoC), not the S5L8950X expected for the iPhone 5, meaning it will be noticeably less powerful than the new iPhone. Chronic tweeted, then deleted, that iOS 6 will feature a panorama function, which was originally hidden in iOS 5, but wasn’t very good.
The iPod Touch often plays second fiddle to the iPhone, but has remained strongly popular because of its lower price, and no need for a contract. While it’s hardly surprising that the new version won’t be quite as powerful as the iPhone 5, at least it’ll be in the right neighborhood.