As Apple’s upcoming October 4th media event draws nearer, product listings for a new iPod touch and what appears to be a new revised iPhone 4 have appeared in Apple’s inventory system, reports 9to5Mac, continuing to fuel speculation leading to Apple’s event.
According to the report, three new iPod touch models have appeared in Apple’s inventory system with the codename N81A. Considering that N81 was the codename for the fourth generation black iPod touch, the report concludes that the listings likely reflect new white iPod touch models, and since only three models are listed, the report presumes that the listings reflect 8GB, 32GB and 64GB models.
The new iPhone SKU’s, however, seem to be more interesting. The two SKUs listed are supposedly marked as tweaked iPhone 4 models, with the codename of N90A representing only minor changes from the current iPhone 4 (which has the codename of N90). The report speculates that this may be a cheaper 8GB version of the iPhone 4, as has been previously rumored.
The report also suggests that the new iPhone models are unlikely to be Apple’s next-generation iPhone models, as reports so far indicate that Apple will include significant hardware upgrades in their next-gen iPhone offerings. Such an upgrade would typically cause Apple to use a new codename.