Apple caused a frenzy with the long-postponed white iPhone 4, and now it's rumored that the company will also offer a white version of the iPod touch when it launches the fifth-generation MP3 player.
9to5Mac posted leaked images of the rumored white device, and cited Concord Security analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who has claimed Apple will launch a white model in addition to the regular black version. Kuo also says the form factor of the device will be relatively similar to that of the fourth-generation iPod touch.
Any tweaks to the fifth-gen device will be "more about internal changes," 9to5Mac says citing iOS SDK data. The iPod touch could get a dual-core A5 processor as well as an upgraded camera, the site notes.
According to 9to5Mac, Kuo has been correct about details of forthcoming Apple products in the past. However, the site added that it's possible that Apple could be toying with the idea of a white model, but never actually release it.
Apple finally launched the white iPhone 4 at the end of April. The iPhone 4 was supposed to be available in both black and white when it launched, but the white model was delayed for about 10 months. Apple said a white model proved "more challenging to manufacture than expected."
"It's not as simple as making something white," Apple's Phil Schiller told All Things D in April. "There's a lot more that goes into both the material science of it and how it holds up over time… but also in how it all works with the sensors."
But considering Apple now offers both a white iPhone 4 and a white iPad, it would be possible for the company to produce a white iPod touch, too. Apple will likely launch its fifth-gen iPod touch this fall.