tall ipod touch front panel front iOS part leaks, include 4.1 iPod touch front panel

Sources of the MacRumors tech blog has supplied supposed images of a future iPod touch front panel, and other parts for the next iPod touch and iPhone.

Sources of the MacRumors tech blog has supplied supposed images of a future iPod touch front panel, and other parts for the next iPod touch and iPhone.

Today, claims made the rounds about iPhone prototypes with taller 3.95 inch displays. This isn't the first mention of iPhones with large displays, however. When the Wall Street Journal claimed that the next iPhone incarnation would have a larger screen of "at least four inches", it added a rather more credible list to the ever growing rumor bucket that always accumulates before the release of an Apple product.

tall ipod touch front panel front iOS part leaks, include 4.1 iPod touch front panel

tall ipod touch front panel back iOS part leaks, include 4.1 iPod touch front panel
Front and back panel – Images from MacRumors

Today, the MacRumors tech blog also released images of a purported front panel from the next-generation iPod touch. The supplier of these images claimed the part to be 4.1 inches diagonally, from one corner of the screen to the top opposite. All of these recent claims of larger iPhone screens add up to create a fairly consistent rumor, with slight discrepancies in the actual measurements.

It is a fair assumption that Apple will not release an iPhone with a different sized display than the iPod touch. Therefore, from 3.95 to 4.1, there is likely a happy medium that both devices will agree with.

In addition to the iPod touch display, MacRumor's source included pictures of some other part listings for the iPod touch and iPhone. This includes, for the iPhone, a home button flex cable, front and rear camera. Each part is has visible differences from their previous generation counterparts.

Fans of the Apple iPod touch should be glad for a new rumor. Of late, rumors have mostly gone to the iPhone, iTV, and Mac laptops. Some discouraged fans have speculated about the termination of the device from Apple's product line altogether. But if this latest news is true, then the iPod touch isn't dead yet, and it's even getting upgraded.

A bigger screen will do much to put a new face on the iPod touch and iPhone, which have never been upgraded from 3.5 inch screens.

Source: MacRumors