Usually reliable sources speaking with French site iGen.fr have revealed that Apple will announce the new iPod Touch, iPod nano, and iPod shuffle around July 14. According to the same source, the iPod touch is codenamed N102 and will sport a noticeable hardware upgrade, instead of just a new colour.
Considering that the iPod touch uses the “old” A5 processor, it is likely that Apple will upgrade to a better, 64-bit processor, but don’t bet on it yet. Fact is the iPod touch and the iPhone 5c are the only Apple mobile products not to have been upgraded to 64-bit. The iPod nano, codenamed N31A, and iPod shuffle (N12D) refresh will likely be limited to colours only.
You may recall that eagle-eyed MacRumors readers had spotted iPods in unreleased colours as iTunes 12.2 launched: an iPod touch in a darker blue, a beige (gold?) iPod nano, and a bright pink coloured iPod shuffle.
Also, back then, the same readers noticed that the new iPod touch displays a “Tuesday” and “14”, which is in line with the French blog’s sources.
An iPod line refresh is long overdue, since the iPod touch was last updated in October 2012 (at the same time as the iPod nano), and the last iPod shuffle update was in September 2010.