Earlier today, iLounge reported on a few tidbits of leaked info regarding the next batch of iPods (due in September), as well as details on a possible "iPad mini" and iPhone 5. iLounge has given out very accurate information in the past, so it's likely that at least some of their info is spot-on. Here's their leaked info, presented roughly in order of how likely it is to be true:
1. A new iPod nano and iPod touch will debut within the next couple of months. This one is a no-brainer; Apple's been holding annual September refreshes of its iPod line as far back as I can remember. The iPod shuffle is also due for an update, with iLounge claiming the device will come with a 1.7" touchscreen display. The current shuffle has no controls on its body at all, with all input coming from its included headphones' buttons, so even a touchscreen barely bigger than a postage stamp would be a welcome improvement. Notably, there's no info offered on the iPod classic -- many people believe the iPod classic will be retired this year.
2. Apple will redesign its bumper cases to an all-silicon design to reduce the cost of its free bumpers for iPhone 4 program. This is probably the impetus behind Apple's insistence that current iPhone 4 owners must apply for a free case before September 30.