Apple May Update iPod touch in December

Apple's iPod touch may be in store for a surprise update in December. An anonymous source claimed that a product refresh is planned before the end of the year, but couldn't offer specific details, according to iPhone Alley.

Phil Schiller, Apple's Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing, previously stated that the company's holiday product lineup is set, implying that there won't be any new product announcements in 2009. His word choice, however, was vague enough for some to suggest that while the lineup is set, not everything has been introduced.

The current iPod touch is available in 8GB, 32GB and 64GB models with the same multi-touch display used on the iPhone. It includes built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, Nike + iPod support, and microphone support.

The iPod touch doesn't include a built-in camera like the iPhone 3GS and iPod nano, but the rumor mill thinks that's a feature the touch will get soon.

Apple rumors are just that, so what the next iPod touch update will include -- and when it will happen -- is still up in the air.