Recently there was a rumor that claimed that Apple could be looking to revive the iPod touch lineup with the launch of a 7th-gen model. It is an interesting choice given that Apple had initially pitched the iPhone as having the capabilities of an iPod, but now we might have a better idea of what Apple could be thinking of doing.
According to MacRumors, they have discovered an extension to Apple’s trademark filing where the company has requested for a new trademark application under gaming consoles. This would suggest that Apple is interested in possibly positioning the new iPod touch as a gaming device, which to be fair was one of its selling points to begin with.
As the iPod touch was essentially an iPhone without cellular capabilities, it could download and play and use pretty much the same apps as an iPhone. We’re not sure if this updated trademark filing is simply Apple’s attempt at trying to cover all their bases, or if they could be trying to think of a new way to position this rumored 7th-gen iPod touch.
However even if they were to launch such a device, the current lineup of iPhones are at peak performance and offer the best Apple can fit into a mobile device, so we’re not sure if a gaming iPod touch would be particularly compelling, except for potentially its price.